Hudson Bay Railway Churchill (OmniTRAX / iChurchill)

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Hudson Bay Railway Churchill (OmniTRAX / iChurchill)

Postby Alcoman » Sun May 09, 2004 4:28 pm

Can anyone tell me if Hudson Bay still has any M420's? If not, did they sell them? To whom?
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Postby missthealcos » Sun May 09, 2004 5:27 pm

I believe they still have quite a few, even purchased a few more recently(former St.LA)...They have also scrapped several recently as well though, including some of the former BCR ones, I think there is only one M420B left now...
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Hudson Bay Railway GP20's did they own any?

Postby SRS125 » Fri Jan 07, 2005 2:39 am

I was looking thruw a model magizine and came a cross models of GP-20's painted up in the Hudson Bay Railways Green paint sceam with the yellow and white strpies and maple leaf and began to wonder. Did the Hudson Bay Railway ever own any GP20's? how may did they have and what were there road numbers?
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Postby Ken V » Fri Jan 07, 2005 9:17 pm

According to the Canadian Trackside Guide® they had two GP20s - numbered 2505 and 2506. Both were transferred to the Central Kansas Railway in 1999.
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Postby ENR3870 » Sat Jan 08, 2005 2:59 am

And one of them went to the Okanagan Valley Railway from the Central Kansas.
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Postby SRS125 » Sat Jan 08, 2005 3:03 am

Thanks for the info :P
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Other GP20's in Canada.

Postby ENR3870 » Wed Jan 19, 2005 7:41 pm

There's an old Lakeland and Waterways Railway GP20 sitting in the E&N Railway's Wellcox yard in Nanaimo, BC. It was de-turboed many years ago, and there are rumors that it was repowered with a V16-645 from a wrecked GP38.


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Hudson Bay Railway's Alco's

Postby HighlandRail/DEY-7 652 » Thu Jan 12, 2006 12:34 am

What is the status on Hudson Bay's M420 fleet? How many are/were operable?
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Postby 2spot » Wed Jan 18, 2006 11:30 pm

The Canadian Trackside Guide (available from Bytown Railway Society) shows 17 M-420s in operable condition and 5 stored either awaiting repair, surplus or pending retirement. This is, however, the 2005 issue. A new one should be due soon.
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What rolling stock does the Churchill line use for grain?

Postby Sir Ray » Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:46 pm

I remember that Churchill, MB could not take standard grain covered hoppers due to track conditions, and so there was an extensive fleet of grain boxcars (including rebuilt Buffalo Boxcars, which apparently were scrapped in the late 1990s) - then I read that the upgrades to the Churchill in started only in 2008!
So, what exactly was used to ship grain to Churchill after the boxcars were scrapped? Half-fill grain hoppers? Other rebuilt boxcars? Were the tracks rebuilt enough in the 1990s to support grain hoppers (say 268k ones)?
Clearly grain was and is being shipped via rail since the turn of the century, but how?
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Re: What rolling stock does the Churchill line use for grain?

Postby ENR3870 » Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:02 pm

I would think they'd use regular hoppers, partially loaded though.
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Re: What rolling stock does the Churchill line use for grain?

Postby gp9rm4108 » Sat Dec 26, 2009 2:06 am

Please feel free to correct me if I am wrong. The Canadian Wheat Board had a fleet of grain hoppers that I believe were aluminum, therefore making them lighter.

I do believe most, if not all, have been sent to the torch. A whole bunch got brought of of storage last year and sent to the scrapper.
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Hudson Bay Railway to be sold

Postby Ken V » Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:59 am

Omnitrax Canada is in negotiations with a First Nations group to sell the Hudson Bay Railway and the Port of Churchill Manitoba.

A deal is in place between Omnitrax Canada and a group of First Nations led by Mathias Colomb Cree Nation to acquire the Hudson Bay Railway and the Port of Churchill.

Details were not released, but the players made it clear it would not be a conventional cash transaction and there would have to be an element of public-sector support to be able to finalize it.

Story from the Winnipeg Free Press.
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Hudson Bay Railway train symbols

Postby railwayworker » Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:24 pm

im going to Railfan the Hudson Bay Railway Around The Pas manitoba does anyone have the train Symbols and times thanks

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Hudson Bay Railway

Postby railwayworker » Fri May 26, 2017 3:50 pm

does anyone have train info on the Hudson Bay Railway in Northern Manitoba as im railfanning up their in decemeber

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