My life with CPR started on the hot summer day of July 27, 1976. My first assignment on starting was at St. Luce’s railway yards in Montreal. It was both interesting and fascinating for me as I just returned from Calgary by train which it was one of many trips I had made across Canada by rail. I enjoyed rail traveling since I was a child. Unfortunately rail travel was in decline and a few years later it was just a memory for many people. After spending a short time in St. Luce’s yard I bid for job at Angus shops also in Montreal. Angus shops was a totally different world, it had a work force of over 2 thousand people and covered a large area of the East end of Montreal. In 1989 work started to leave Angus and CPR began to move to Calgary and I decided that it would be in my best interests to move as well. It was not an easy decision as my family would be leaving everything and everyone they knew behind. I was transferred from Montreal to Calgary in July 1989. It took a few years to adapt to Calgary and Ogden shops. During these years my life had many twists and turns, over the years there had been many changes both in my work life and personal life. Some of those who came with us from Montreal have passed away, many have retired. With this in mind I decided to make a jump and change my life and retire. On the picture to the left you see me in 1995, on the picture to the right you see a CPR locomotive which I saw so many times in my life. These photos bring back memories of friends, acquaintances and co-workers. I do not forget these people and events in my work life. I try to keep in touch with them even though I am retired.
On my retirement day we decided to take pictures and keep these memories alive. Enjoy slide show from Ogden shop.