Yesterday, I attended the first-ever open house at the CN Transcona Shops, put on as part of Transcona’s centennial celebrations taking place this weekend.
I wasn’t alone. There was a long lineup along Pandora Avenue West in advance of the 9:00 opening and I was among the first wave of people through the gates.
After getting past the table where they were giving away little toy foam trains, I made my way to the line for the shop tour.
Our first stop was the building where they repair the cars.
Nothing is wasted and everything comes back for repair, even this locomotive that was sideswiped:
After the shop tour, there was a lot more to see, including a series of passenger cars and another locomotive. The lines were long and since I had already been inside one moments earlier, I passed on it.