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Since it's starting to get a little warm outside (at least in the Hamilton/Niagara region) I thought I'd offer up a little cold and snow photo to remember the winter we just left behind. 
Empty flatcar, empty yard, empty grain elevator, empty passenger train! 
Arriving as VIA 693 'The Hudson Bay' earlier in the day at 09:00, the consist sits idling in front of the Churchill, MB station. All passengers have detrained, and the last few shuttle vehicles remain gather on the platform to collect the last baggage for delivery to various lodging locations around the town. 
In a few short hours at 19:30, this consist will become VIA 690 and will begin its southward journey to The Pas, MB. 
In the meantime, I have 9+ hours to walk around the town and railyard looking for some interesting images to capture.
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Caption: Since it's starting to get a little warm outside (at least in the Hamilton/Niagara region) I thought I'd offer up a little cold and snow photo to remember the winter we just left behind.
Empty flatcar, empty yard, empty grain elevator, empty passenger train!
Arriving as VIA 693 'The Hudson Bay' earlier in the day at 09:00, the consist sits idling in front of the Churchill, MB station. All passengers have detrained, and the last few shuttle vehicles remain gather on the platform to collect the last baggage for delivery to various lodging locations around the town.
In a few short hours at 19:30, this consist will become VIA 690 and will begin its southward journey to The Pas, MB.
In the meantime, I have 9+ hours to walk around the town and railyard looking for some interesting images to capture.

Photographer:
Paul O'Shell [406] (more) (contact)
Date: 03/14/2023 (search)
Railway: VIA Rail (search)
Reporting Marks: VIA 6455, VIA 6457 (search)
Train Symbol: VIA 690 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Churchill, Herchmer Sub., Mile 509.8 (search)
City/Town: Churchill (search)
Province: Manitoba (search)
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3 Comments
  1. What a beautiful picture, blue sky, brilliant sunshine, white crispy snow and you with freezing fingers – love it ! Now I know what Churchill yard looks like in the dead of winter. Thank you for sharing, John

  2. A correction to clarify my above photo caption: It’s 16:30 hrs.
    Passengers are arriving, and shuttle vehicles gather on the platform delivering baggage from various lodging locations around the town.
    In a few short hours at 19:30, this consist will be VIA 690 and will begin its southward journey to The Pas, MB.
    In the meantime, I have had 7+ hours to walk around the town and the railyard looking for some interesting images to capture.

  3. Great capture Paul! This is such an iconic Canadian (or perhaps I should say ‘Hudson Bay’) scene. You continue to inspire me to ride! – Ken

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