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An otherwise overcast and dreary Sunday morning in March yielded a bit of excitement when I came across this elusive 'beast' sitting in the Niagara Falls yard. This multipurpose work unit (including a back hoe/loader that can travel along it's own gondola cars) is Herzog 175, MPM VII. Difficult to photograph due to it's unusual length, it was captured by my camera in three stages. 
Some landmarks visible in the background include the spire of the Saint Patricks church on Victoria Ave, Casino Niagara (ex-Maple Leaf Village) tower, and the Skylon tower.
Copyright Notice: This image ©Tammy Frakking all rights reserved.



Caption: An otherwise overcast and dreary Sunday morning in March yielded a bit of excitement when I came across this elusive 'beast' sitting in the Niagara Falls yard. This multipurpose work unit (including a back hoe/loader that can travel along it's own gondola cars) is Herzog 175, MPM VII. Difficult to photograph due to it's unusual length, it was captured by my camera in three stages. Some landmarks visible in the background include the spire of the Saint Patricks church on Victoria Ave, Casino Niagara (ex-Maple Leaf Village) tower, and the Skylon tower.

Photographer:
Tammy Frakking [9] (more) (contact)
Date: 03/22/2009 (search)
Railway: Other (search)
Reporting Marks: HZGX 175 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Niagara Falls yard (search)
City/Town: Niagara Falls (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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2 Comments
  1. While putting a new Nordco tie replacer into service, I caught the very same MPM two years earlier on March 15, 2007 at the very same location.

  2. Wow, that’s quite interesting – Almost exactly 2 years apart! Thanks for sharing that info, Paul!

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