Spencer Shops

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Spencer Shops
Posted by LithoniaOperator on Thursday, December 20, 2018 8:12 PM

I just had the pleasure of spending large parts of two days at Spencer Shops. Two thumbs up! I recommend it. A great, unique museum.

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Posted by SD70Dude on Thursday, December 20, 2018 10:11 PM

If I ever make it across the continent I will be sure to stop by.  Sounds like a excellent museum. 

Shame I already missed out on these events:

http://www.railpictures.net/photo/402338/

http://www.railpictures.net/photo/485034/

Greetings from Alberta

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Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, December 27, 2018 10:53 AM

SD70Dude

If I ever make it across the continent I will be sure to stop by.  Sounds like a excellent museum. 

Shame I already missed out on these events:

http://www.railpictures.net/photo/485034/

Nary a C-Liner - did any C-Liners get saved from the scrappers torch?

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Posted by Miningman on Friday, December 28, 2018 4:24 PM

Balt-- There are at least 3 C Liners saved up here in the Great White North. 

NDG and cx500 may have better info as to location and condition 

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Posted by SD70Dude on Friday, December 28, 2018 5:25 PM

2 A-units have survived, both ex-CP.  4104 is at Nelson, BC, along with a baby Train Master that never worked for CP:

https://www.bclocalnews.com/news/antique-train-cars-all-aboard-nelsons-railtown-plan/amp/

4065 is in Ottawa, indoors but still in this condition:

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/6f/81/8f/6f818f487e91f760ef82f8a9761defe5.jpg

Until about 10 years ago there were 2 gutted B-units (converted to Locotrol I robot cars) stored on a back track south of Calgary, as part of a private collection.  I have since lost track of their wherabouts, but do not believe they have been scrapped.

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Posted by Miningman on Friday, December 28, 2018 6:16 PM

Thanks Dude. So 2 or 4 depending. There are still urban legend rumours of a third A apparently in working condition showed away privately inside. 

Someday an A-B lashup or more could be possible.. that's if there are any railfans left way in the future.

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Posted by SD70Dude on Saturday, December 29, 2018 8:38 PM

It is indeed 4.  I finally found the 2 B-units, along with CP H-16-44 8554.  Apparently they are owned by a group called the Locomotive & Railway Historical Society of Western Canada (who I had never heard of before), and are stored at the possibly defunct Mazeppa Processing Partnership gas plant, located approximately 5 miles northeast of High River, AB. 

Exact location is here:  50.647394, -113.772536

With some info from the Canadian Trackside Guide (which unfortunately does not give their correct location), from north to south it appears we have 8554, BCOL RCC3/CP 4455, BCOL RCC4/CP 4456, a unknown gondola/flat, CP lightweight baggage cars 404935 and 404947, with CP automobile boxcar 404097 (nee 295524) between them, CP RS-23 8017, and a unknown caboose. 

This detective work was far harder than it should have been.  Will post this over on String Lining too so NDG will be sure to see.

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Posted by SD70Dude on Saturday, December 29, 2018 8:55 PM

Greetings from Alberta

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Monday, December 31, 2018 7:09 AM

Not an unreasonable assumption.  CP's Robot cars came from a variety of sources (including FB1/2's) and their overall appearance did not change that much.

The daily commute is part of everyday life but I get two rides a day out of it. Paul

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