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Bombardier Transportation (Thunder Bay, ON)
Location: 48°21’33.4”N 89°18’03.1”W (48.359265, -89.300851)
1001 Montreal St, Thunder Bay, ON P7C 4V6, Canada, (807) 475-2810
This yard has some incredibly tight radius curves, lots of switches, and lots of crossovers. Thunder Bay, Ontario has a lot of rail yard and industry modeling possibilities.
A Modeler’s Workbench — Passenger Cars Under Construction (Thunder Bay, ON)
Location: 48°24’13.5”N 89°13’20.4”W (48.403750, -89.222333)
192 110th Ave, Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
This field of incomplete passenger cars looks like something you would find on a modeler’s workbench.
GATX Rail Road Yard (Colton, CA)
Location: 34°03’50.0”N 117°21’06.5”W (34.063889, -117.351806)
GATX Rail Road
20878 Slover Ave, Colton, CA 92324, (909) 825-3043
I thought this yard was interesting because it has so many leads packed into such a small space. The yard lead (bottom center of image) looks only long enough for a locomotive and maybe two or three cars at a time.
Collapsed Railroad Bridge and Tunnel at United States/México Border
Location: 32°35’10.7”N 116°32’07.6”W (32.586306, -116.535444)
I’m not certain the bridge is collapsed, but it looks that way on Google Maps. The tunnel connects the Pacific Imperial Railroad (PIR) in the United States to the Baja California Railroad (BJRR) in México; you can see the BJRR in the upper left of the image. The tracks were formerly owned by the Carrizo Gorge Railway (CZRY).
American Railcar Industries (Paragould, AR)
Location: 36°01’31.6”N 90°29’50.2”W (36.025436, -90.497278)
American Railcar Industries
901 Jones Rd, Paragould, AR 72450
I thought the radii on the curves in their yard looked exceptionally tight. On model railroads curves always have a smaller radius than on the prototype.