Putting a Lid on the Service Pits!
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As part of the continuing renovation of the roundhouse interior, the remaining open service pits from stall 18 to 32 that were not filled in by the CPR years ago are now being covered over. The method used is steel decking, rebar and six inch thick concrete to match the rail height. Rails are being left in place and the whole "lid" over each pit can be removed in the future if there is a need to restore the service pits. The white pipes are connections to the new sanitary drain system installed below the floor.
Text and pictures by Michael Guy, TRHA