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Another slide taken by my Dad. On this day he brought his camera to work and took a photo while performing maintenance on a freight truck. I love those old wheels with the cooling fins on the back. I would still see these wheels on the occasional old car in the early 1980's. The City Yard where this picture was taken is now long gone. Late 1950's for this photo and probably close to the time when my Dad moved on from working with freight equipment. He spent the next decade or so working on passenger equipment as well as any quick repairs the passenger trains may have needed at the Edmonton station. His last posting was at the meat packing plants looking after reefers. He got to enjoy coming home an hour or so early from this job. Sadly, he passed away from a heart attack just a couple years from when he was due to retire.
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Caption: Another slide taken by my Dad. On this day he brought his camera to work and took a photo while performing maintenance on a freight truck. I love those old wheels with the cooling fins on the back. I would still see these wheels on the occasional old car in the early 1980's. The City Yard where this picture was taken is now long gone. Late 1950's for this photo and probably close to the time when my Dad moved on from working with freight equipment. He spent the next decade or so working on passenger equipment as well as any quick repairs the passenger trains may have needed at the Edmonton station. His last posting was at the meat packing plants looking after reefers. He got to enjoy coming home an hour or so early from this job. Sadly, he passed away from a heart attack just a couple years from when he was due to retire.

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S. Priest [82] (more) (contact)
Date: Late 1950's (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: Nil (search)
Train Symbol: Nil (search)
Subdivision/SNS: City Yard (search)
City/Town: Edmonton (search)
Province: Alberta (search)
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5 Comments
  1. Thanks Joe and Paul.
    When I was at CN in the 70′s, to me, there were to many guys there with pieces of finger missing. I’m glad that has improved considerably since then. :-)

  2. Nice shot showing the gritty side of railroading, so much for personal protective equipment back then :)

  3. This is a neat perspective!

  4. Thanks very much Peter. When guests visited are house and my Dad put on a slide show, he would always be so proud when they liked his pictures.

    (No, they weren’t all train pictures, heh heh :-) )

  5. Terrific image… very moody. Thanks for posting!

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