Greater Winnipeg Water District in action

See clips of hardworking MLW-built diesels on a little-known Canadian short line

Don’t miss Trains magazine’s March 2013 issue, where writer Mark Perry introduces you to one of Canada’s least-photographed short lines, the Greater Winnipeg Water District Railway.
You’ll learn why the railway was built, how it managed to remain in service beyond its life expectancy, discover the current role it pays in Canadian commerce and society, see photos of some of the railroad’s historic equipment and motive power, and meet the unique Montreal Locomotive Works RS23 diesels that power today’s trains.
For a glimpse of the railroad in action, check out these video clips from Jeff Keddy.
You’ll see a work train roll by a grade crossing at Deacon, Man., east of Winnipeg, then watch another RS23-powered train roll by. (The photographer had the railroad’s permission for the unique angle.)
And be sure to pick up the March 2013 issue of Trains, on newsstands now, to learn more about Winnipeg’s unique water railroad.
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