Caption: Easily one of the most somber photos I've taken, this one got to me a bit. CP 5583 came along with CP 6608 and 6612 (both ex SOO) to K&K Recycling a couple weeks prior on CN 546. Here, 5583 now sits gutted and alone on a cold quiet breezy afternoon. In less than a week, it will completely disappear into the pile behind where the scattered remains of 6608 and 6612 lay. Part of 24 unit order completed on 08/09/16, K&K was and still is taking in old CP EMD relics, particularly SD40-2's to be reduced to shards of metal.
CP 5583's story is an interesting one, in which it was built in 1972. It then wrecked in 1980, and was rebuilt five years later and continued strong until around 2013/14ish, making it one of the last 5500s on the active roster. Nonetheless, its fate became sealed when the oil boom came crashing down and E.H.H's cutthroat managing scared away a lot of customers. Frequent CP SD40-2 sightings as late as early 2014 became nonexistent by early 2016 except heading for scrap. Late 2016 saw a few SD40-2's return to service, however, this picture explains that their 50 year reign is pretty much over.
Like many scrap yards in Ontario, you won't be able to buy from them. I already tried, and couldn't even walk away with a numberboard. All your photogenic memories will have to be photos themselves unfortunately. Mind you, this location is not accessible by foot unless you want to get chased by the guard.