CN MacMillan yard

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by Matthyro, Jul 20, 2001.

  1. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    The MacMillan yard is just north of Toronto where the 400 highway crosses highway 7. The best viewing point is from the highway 7 overpass which crosses the CN yard on the south. Unfortunately it is hard to see hump action from that point. The map shows the spread of this major yard.
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    Robin
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  2. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

  3. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

  4. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    A general view showing through and hump hard tracks on the right and yards on the left.
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    Robin
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  5. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    There are more yards in this facility than the eye can see.
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    Robin
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  6. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

  7. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

  8. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    7264 and slug 231. You can see the auto loading yard in the background.
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    Robin
    NARA member #2
    http://mat/mybravenet.com MAT
  9. jimmybeersa

    jimmybeersa Member

    Robin thanks for taking me with you to see that great raiway sight, first time sighting of a "SLUG"for me
    Thanks
  10. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    Matt,

    Stupid question....... What are the "slug" things? I worked out which bits they are, but what are they for? Fuel tanks? Additional engine????

    TOOT!
  11. jimmybeersa

    jimmybeersa Member

    Slugs

    Woodie
    a"Slug" as its known here in Canada or a "Calf" as its known in the US, is a motor unit without a cab or power source can be aaaacut down redundant GP loco, gives added motive power for switching (I am told) first time I had seen one DaveCN talked about them in his Road Diary's
  12. scudrunr

    scudrunr New Member

    I found this picture of a SantaFe slug

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