Here are some old prints taken in the early 1950's. There is very little information about these scenes, so if anyone has any more information about them I would certainly like to hear from them!

These photos are from the collection of  Pete Kurelek and are used with his permission.

NEW!! I just received a photo from Dale Wilson and we are wondering if anyone out there knows anything about it...date, location, etc. If so, please email me - thanks. (email address on home page).


This was marked on the back of one of the prints - May of 1951.
An old combine.
Trackworkers and sectionmen...
Trackworkers and sectionmen...the person at the far right is Mike Kobel.
Trackworkers and sectionmen...
What appears to be a nice spring or summer day...
What appears to be a nice spring or summer day...
What appears to be a nice spring or summer day...
Waiting for a train to pass...That is Pete's step-grandfather on the speeder.
There is a train approaching in the distance...note the sectionmen on a motor car waiting for the train to clear.
Its a rather cold and frosty day by the looks of things....
Getting those old motor cars going in the cold was not the easiest thing in the world to do!
A CNR car is on the ground....
Here is what appears to be a "tail-end pitch in" (Thanks to JDS for that term!)...one of the then-new GP7's has had its cab torn right off. One can see the large round concrete weight. I certainly would like to know the unit number....
Another view of the above wreck...all of the ACR's GP7's were on the roster when I was working there, so this unit had to have been repaired.
Another "tail-end pitch in" ....I think the van was the 9508. Taken from the big hook.
A different view of the above wreck.
Another shot taken from the big hook as it gets ready to start the cleaning up process.

All photos on this page are copyright by Pete Kurelek and are used with his permission!

 

The following photo is posted with the permission of Dale Wilson...

This is a photo that Dale Wilson sent me to post, hoping someone out there would have some ideas as to location and date.

 

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