GO Transit Celebrates their 50th Anniversary - Part 3
|Leaving Mimico Yard|
|Arriving at the Museum|
Transporting GO Cab Car #104 to the Toronto Railway Museum
In order to transport the car to the Museum, a complex plan was developed by the team of TRHA Volunteers and the plan wax executed over two days.
On Friday, May 12th, 2017, various equipment moves were required using our 50 Ton Whitcomb locomotive. That major objective that day was to move our massive CN Northern Steam Locomotive #6213 from the track beside the coaling tower as that track is the "delivery track" for incoming engines and rolling stock.
At 3:00 a.m. on the morning of Saturday, May 13th, an Anderson Haulage eighteen wheeler truck pulled out of Mimico Yards pulling a long truck float carrying the cab car and operating under a City of Toronto permit requiring them to arrive at the Museum as the sun came up to avoid traffic disruptions. Once it arrived, the morning was spent:
- Lining it up with and backing onto the delivery track
- Installing a long heavy ramp
- Using the Whitcomb to tow the car down the ramp
- Disconnecting the locomotive so that the car could be reversed using the turntable
- Pushing the car to its final resting place facing Bremner Boulevard
- Returning #6213 to its normal home track
The images below, by TRHA volunteer Stephen Gardiner captures the above action well.
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Posting by Russ Milland; Images above by GO Transit; Images below by Stephen Gardiner
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