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Slideshow: The CP Rail yards over the years

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No.1 section of CP Rail Freight Yard. The largest railroad yards in the world.
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The CP Rail Yards looking west. The bridge in the distance will someday become the Slaw Rebchuk Bridge.
L. B. Foote / Winnipeg Free Press Archives
Locomotive Erecting Shop Weston CP Rail Shops
L. B. Foote / Winnipeg Free Press Archives
The Erecting Shop. Weston CP Rail Shops
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August 27, 1952
The CP Rail Yards
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November 3, 1954
The CP Rail Weston Shops
Winnipeg Free Press Archives
January 1, 1957
New Year's morning dawned sunny and cold over Winnipeg and scenes like this could still be seen in the CP Rail yards. But by late tomorrow, unless there is an 11th hour settlement, this picture will be outdated by a fireman's strike against the railway which will stop all locomotives and bring operations to a standstill.
Winnipeg Free Press Archives
May 1964
This aerial view of the Canadian Pacific Railway yards in Winnipeg shows a section of the yards between the Arlington and Salter Street bridges. This yard, among the largest privately owned rail yards in the world, handles about 3,500 rail cars per day. There are 285.06 miles of tracks in its 1,134 acres with storage capacity for 14,730 railway cars.
Winnipeg Free Press Archives
May, 1964
Seen from the air, CP's mammoth new Merchandise Services terminal in Winnipeg dwarfs the automobiles and trucks on the large parking lot, and no wonder! The terminal, built at a cost of $1,450,000 can load or unload at one time 33 large highway, 33 local pick-up-and-delivery trucks, and 24 freight or express cars. Built-in mechanism in the terminal speeds parcels on their way at the rate of 180 feet per minute while safety features prevent loss, damage and misdelivery of parcels. In left foreground is a new housing development and in background CP Rail Weston Shops.
Winnipeg Free Press Archives
April 30, 1968
The CP Rail marshaling yards, among the largest in the world, would be removed from central Winnipeg if recommendations in a new report on rail relocation are carried out.
Winnipeg Free Press Archives
April 24, 1974
A $6-million CP Rail program of expanding existing shop facilities and building new ones has reinforced Winnipeg's position as one of the railway's major operational centres.
Winnipeg Free Press Archives
May 2, 1977
An aerial view of CP Rail's Winnipeg yards. The company has conducted a $25-million program of railway reconstruction and replacement projects on its prairie region during 1976 and additional multi-million dollar programs are planned. Most of the capital works projects in Manitoba last year were concentrated in the area between Portage la Prairie and Brandon and between Winnipeg and the Ontario border. There are more than 206 miles of track in the railway's Winnipeg terminal yards.
Winnipeg Free Press Archives
February 3, 1979
Manitoba Bridge shown framed under south end of Arlington Bridge.
Ken Gigliotti / Winnipeg Free Press Archives
April 21, 1980
An aerial photo of the CP Rail Yard with the Arlington Street Bridge.
Ken Gigliotti / Winnipeg Free Press Archives
April 21, 1980
An aerial photo looking east of the CP Rail Weston Shops.
Ken Gigliotti / Winnipeg Free Press Archives
April 21, 1980
An aerial photo of the CP Rail Yard.
Winnipeg Free Press Archives
March 18, 1981
An aerial photo looking west over the CP Rail Yard with the Slaw Rebchuk Bridge in the foreground.
Winnipeg Free Press Archives
A supplied old style composite image from CP Rail shows the inside of the control tower at the CP Rail Yards.
Winnipeg Free Press Archives No.1 section of CP Rail Freight Yard. The largest railroad yards in the world.
Winnipeg Free Press Archives The CP Rail Yards looking west. The bridge in the distance will someday become the Slaw Rebchuk Bridge.
L. B. Foote / Winnipeg Free Press Archives Locomotive Erecting Shop Weston CP Rail Shops
L. B. Foote / Winnipeg Free Press Archives The Erecting Shop. Weston CP Rail Shops
Winnipeg Free Press Archives August 27, 1952 The CP Rail Yards
Winnipeg Free Press Archives November 3, 1954 The CP Rail Weston Shops
Winnipeg Free Press Archives January 1, 1957 New Year's morning dawned sunny and cold over Winnipeg and scenes like this could still be seen in the CP Rail yards. But by late tomorrow, unless there is an 11th hour settlement, this picture will be outdated by a fireman's strike against the railway which will stop all locomotives and bring operations to a standstill.
Winnipeg Free Press Archives May 1964 This aerial view of the Canadian Pacific Railway yards in Winnipeg shows a section of the yards between the Arlington and Salter Street bridges. This yard, among the largest privately owned rail yards in the world, handles about 3,500 rail cars per day. There are 285.06 miles of tracks in its 1,134 acres with storage capacity for 14,730 railway cars.
Winnipeg Free Press Archives May, 1964 Seen from the air, CP's mammoth new Merchandise Services terminal in Winnipeg dwarfs the automobiles and trucks on the large parking lot, and no wonder! The terminal, built at a cost of $1,450,000 can load or unload at one time 33 large highway, 33 local pick-up-and-delivery trucks, and 24 freight or express cars. Built-in mechanism in the terminal speeds parcels on their way at the rate of 180 feet per minute while safety features prevent loss, damage and misdelivery of parcels. In left foreground is a new housing development and in background CP Rail Weston Shops.
Winnipeg Free Press Archives April 30, 1968 The CP Rail marshaling yards, among the largest in the world, would be removed from central Winnipeg if recommendations in a new report on rail relocation are carried out.
Winnipeg Free Press Archives April 24, 1974 A $6-million CP Rail program of expanding existing shop facilities and building new ones has reinforced Winnipeg's position as one of the railway's major operational centres.
Winnipeg Free Press Archives May 2, 1977 An aerial view of CP Rail's Winnipeg yards. The company has conducted a $25-million program of railway reconstruction and replacement projects on its prairie region during 1976 and additional multi-million dollar programs are planned. Most of the capital works projects in Manitoba last year were concentrated in the area between Portage la Prairie and Brandon and between Winnipeg and the Ontario border. There are more than 206 miles of track in the railway's Winnipeg terminal yards.
Winnipeg Free Press Archives February 3, 1979 Manitoba Bridge shown framed under south end of Arlington Bridge.
Ken Gigliotti / Winnipeg Free Press Archives April 21, 1980 An aerial photo of the CP Rail Yard with the Arlington Street Bridge.
Ken Gigliotti / Winnipeg Free Press Archives April 21, 1980 An aerial photo looking east of the CP Rail Weston Shops.
Ken Gigliotti / Winnipeg Free Press Archives April 21, 1980 An aerial photo of the CP Rail Yard.
Winnipeg Free Press Archives March 18, 1981 An aerial photo looking west over the CP Rail Yard with the Slaw Rebchuk Bridge in the foreground.
Winnipeg Free Press Archives A supplied old style composite image from CP Rail shows the inside of the control tower at the CP Rail Yards.

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