Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Old CN Building in St. Lambert


HELLO BOB,
WE HAD A LITTLE STORY ABOUT THIS PLACE A FEW MONTHS
BACK. THE BUILDING IS CALLED "MB TOWER" THE BASEMENT
IS FOR UTILITIES. THE MIDDLE FLOOR HAS ELECTRICAL CONTROLS
PLUS BATTERY BACK-UP, FOR LOCAL SWITCHES, SIGNALS, STATION
PROTECTION,& 2 BRIDGES. THE PLACE IS RUN REMOTELY FROM
ELSEWHERE IN MONTREAL, AS IS EVERYTHING FROM HALIFAX
TO THE QUEBEC- ONTARIO BORDER.
THE UPPER FLOOR WAS FOR A COUPLE OF SUPERVISORS, BUT WASN'T
GOOD ENOUGH FOR THEM 30 YEARS AGO, NOW IT LOOKS AS IF THE
LOCAL SIGNAL MTR. HAS MOVED IN.
THE PICTURE OF THAT GREAT GLEAMING PORCELAIN BOWL, WELL
NOW THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ROOM OF ANY BUILDING, BIG
OR SMALL. ALL GREAT THOUGHTS, CHOICES, DECISIONS, INDECISIONS,
ARE DONE HERE. THEN WITH A GENTLE FLUSH ALL IS RENEWED, WITHOUT
THIS MARVELOUS MACHINE WE WOULD HAVE TO BECOME NOMADIC
AS OUR ANCESTORS. THIS WAS THEIR MAIN REASON FOR MOVING ON.
DUMPIES WOULD USUALLY DO THEM IN, CAUSING THEM TO PULL UP
TENT PEGS, ON THE LOOK OUT FOR NON TOXIC OR SLIPPERY GROUND.
SEEMS LIKE I'M OFF TOPIC, THIS HAPPENS ALL DAY LONG, SO FIRE ME.

RICHARD W...........

Thanks Richard.... you're right we did do something on this building earlier.... like you my mind wanders...I tend to repeat myself and once in awhile I repeat you... its an age thingy.... get used to it... its going to happen more often.... I and you are getting older

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