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Location DB > Canada > Quebec > Montreal > Turcot Yards
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Turcot Yards
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 Database Info
created by 6 Atomic 6 Garden 6 on 11/25/2004 10:03 PM
last modified by vince on 3/4/2010 8:12 PM
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 Overview
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The Turcot Yards is the biggest vacant area in north america(9 million square feet). With 6 buildings and a control tower, it takes about 40 minutes to walk from ont side to the other. The yards are dividing NDG from St-Henri A former train yard with warehouses and administration buildings, they stored the merchandise before sending it to the Port of Montreal for further transportations. The tracks have been removed. Located under the highways, the yard is a great and interesting place with tons of rooms, buildings & space to explore.

 Basic Information
Type: Outdoors and a couple of buildings
Status: Demolished- Except for Cortell
Accessibility: Moderate
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
Address
~5000-6000~ Pullman street
Montreal, Quebec
Canada
Owner: Transports Quebec
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  •  Hazards
  • dust
  •  Interesting Features
    Moved their loading activities to the 360-acre Taschereau Yards in the area of Ville St-Laurent and LaSalle.


     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • part-time guard
  • 24 hour guard
  • locked gates
  • wooden boarding
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1860
    Closed: 2002
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • breathing mask
  • gloves
  • long pants / sleeves
  •  Recommended Equipment
    mask
     History
    Turcot Yard comes from the name of an old St-Henri family.
    was built on a drained lake
    had a roundhouse at the eastern end torn down to build the interchange
    still has 2 active tracks
    was a general sorting yard till the mid 80s when it specialized in intermodal.

     Media Coverage
    Alot of newspaper articles

    The Mirror: http://www.montrea.../091202/news1.html
    The gazette: http://www.canada....-9f01-9fa26a6b8731

    Charlie Dunver's blog: Walking Turcot Yards
     Future Plans
    CN has agreed in to parcel the yards off into three sections and sell them to separate industrial and commercial buyers, whose identities are not revealed.The other two sections have also attracted buyers, although who will be allowed to build what on the site is far from being determined and remains subject to borough council input.

    The city is planning to build laundry services for the upcoming superhospital for 2005.
     Stories


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     Photo Galleries
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    Old Pictures
    Thu, Nov 25th, 2004
    posted by 6 Atomic 6 Garden 6
    13 pictures
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    Cottrell
    Thu, Nov 25th, 2004
    posted by 6 Atomic 6 Garden 6
    20 pictures
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    Truck Stop Building
    Thu, Nov 25th, 2004
    posted by 6 Atomic 6 Garden 6
    85 pictures
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    Jennifer's Truck Stop Pictures
    Wed, Dec 8th, 2004
    posted by zombielicious
    24 pictures
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    aerial view
    Sun, Jan 30th, 2005
    posted by ArmyMan
    1 pictures
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    Graffiti at Turcot
    Mon, Dec 5th, 2005
    posted by CyenS
    13 pictures
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    Destruction winter 2004 and 2005
    Mon, Dec 5th, 2005
    posted by CyenS
    14 pictures
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    Échangeur Turcot
    Mon, Dec 5th, 2005
    posted by CyenS
    35 pictures
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    Turcot West
    Tue, May 30th, 2006
    posted by Charlie_Dunver
    12 pictures
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    Red CN Building
    Fri, Jun 2nd, 2006
    posted by Charlie_Dunver
    14 pictures
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    Pumping the Yard
    Sun, Oct 14th, 2007
    posted by nel58
    4 pictures
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    If I had a dead body...
    Sat, Oct 27th, 2007
    posted by Emperor Wang
    18 pictures
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    walking the yard
    Fri, Aug 1st, 2008
    posted by xnemisisx
    10 pictures
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    Septembre 2008
    Thu, Oct 2nd, 2008
    posted by XBEN
    12 pictures
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    Graffiti
    Sat, Nov 22nd, 2008
    posted by Sho Seki
    13 pictures
     


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     Panoramas

    Turcot yards
    Fri, Nov 26th, 2004
    posted by 6 Atomic 6 Garden 6


    Turcot Yard, November 1949
    Thu, Oct 18th, 2007
    posted by Emperor Wang
     Web Links
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    http://www.ebpm.co...an_rrsteam003.html
    http://www.trainwe...ch/graintrainl.jpg
    http://www.movingw...cn_turcot_yard.jpg
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    Coolness 8 / 10
    Content Quality 8 / 10
     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Mutt on 3/5/2010 2:29 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Mar 5 10 at 14:29, Mutt validated this location
  • on Mar 4 10 at 20:12, vince changed the following: Accessibility, Security Measures
  • on Nov 22 08 at 18:12, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Nov 22 08 at 2:15, Sho Seki updated gallery Graffiti
  • on Nov 22 08 at 2:15, Sho Seki updated gallery Graffiti
  • on Nov 22 08 at 2:14, Sho Seki updated gallery picture Face warpee
  • on Nov 22 08 at 2:14, Sho Seki updated gallery picture Le futur est votre
  • on Nov 22 08 at 2:12, Sho Seki added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Nov 22 08 at 2:08, Sho Seki added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Nov 22 08 at 2:02, Sho Seki updated gallery Graffiti
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