Hudson Bay Railway - Gilliam MB
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria
N 56° 20.843 W 094° 41.932
15V E 395003 N 6246039
Quick Description: Just northeast of the Gillam Station (and easily visible from the east end of the station platform) is a variety of MOW equipment.
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Date Posted: 7/24/2009 11:19:02 PM
Waymark Code: WM6VR1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Geojeepsters
Views: 3

Long Description:
HBRY (visit link) owns and operates 810 miles of track mainly between The Pas and Churchill in northern Manitoba. Gilliam is one place where they have MOW equipment. Historically, the track has a poor base, going through lots of marsh and over muskeg and permafrost. It requires a lot of maintenance.

There was a derailment along the line, a few days before our trip and the 18 hour scheduled trip (335 miles) from Thompson to Churchill took 19.5 hours (plus a three hour delay before we left). Coming back a few days later, although it left many hours late, the travel time was only 18 hours.
Is this a display or a maintenance facility location?: Maintenance Facility

Are there any fees and if so how much? (optional): 0

Website about this MOW waymark. (optional): Not listed

Additional site related to the MOW category. (optional): Not listed

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