Turcot Story, The  by Michael Leduc   Soft Cover
Turcot Story, The  by Michael Leduc   Soft Cover
Turcot Story, The  by Michael Leduc   Soft Cover
Turcot Story, The  by Michael Leduc   Soft Cover

Turcot Story, The by Michael Leduc Soft Cover

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Turcot Story, The by Michael Leduc Soft Cover
Turcot Story by Michael Leduc
Soft Cover   
62 pages
Copyright 2004
The Engine House7
GTR Acquisition11
Turcot Roundhouse13
Turcot Yard22
Turcot Renaissance29
Turcot's Demise33
Photographic Essays
Water Levels35
Turntable Pit37
New Turntable39
Locomotive Fuel42
Pool Trains46
Diesel Selection47
Bibliography   55
Photograph Legend56
The name Turcot has different meanings to different people, depending on who you are. First of all, it is a family name. To those Montrealers wedded to their automobile, it is a highway interchange. Yet, to those interested in railways, particularly in and around Montreal, it is hallowed ground.
For one hundred years the area known as Turcot was synonymous with the railway. It was the Grand Trunk Railway of Canada that constructed the facility that in 1923 it became a constituent company of Canadian National Railways. The CN continued to use it for nearly another eight decades, although the face of Turcot changed considerably along with the railway's requirements.
Its location was below the escarpment of Montreal's west-end sector known as Notre Dame de Grace. Better known today is the Turcot Interchange. Proceed southward from Decarie Expressway and one will find the highway jutting out on an elevated roadway. Directly below is the east-end of the original railway facility.
The following is an attempt to document the story of Turcot and the changes that occurred over the period of one hundred years as a major railway centre. Throughout this period Turcot has undergone numerous changes and a reincarnation. It is thought that its most exciting period was the era of the steam locomotive and all to which it is associated. Therefore, this project may seem to dwell more on this than on any other topic.
The author was fortunate enough to be given access to the Turcot photographic collection of the late Ernest L. Modler who worked many years at Turcot. Most of the photographs included herein were taken by Ernie, whose detailed record keeping provided an additional dimension to the Turcot story.

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