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Engines
WC 1501
WC 1501
WC 1501
GP7L-m (ex-AC 100) Steelton 1996 Blair Smith
101 GP7L-m - Note the unusual square green fire extinguisher symbol. Canyon? 1993 Blair Smith
WC 1502
WC 1502
WC 1502
WC 1502
GP7L-m (ex-AC 101) - freshly painted into WC colours in front of the ACR car shop building. Steelton 1996 Blair Smith
WC 1502 WC GP7L-m 1502 (ex-AC 101) does switching at Sault Ste. Marie, with Algoma Steel in the background. Steelton 2003 Brian Switzer
102
102
GP7L-m Steelton 1991 Alex Simins
102
102
GP7L-m (Wrecked) Steelton 1993 Blair Smith
104 GP7L-m (Slightly blurry) 1993 Blair Smith
WC 1504
WC 1504
GP7L-m (ex-AC 104) Steelton 2001 Blair Smith
140 SW8 Steelton 1991 Alex Simins
140 SW8 Steelton 1993 Blair Smith
WC 900
WC 900
WC 900
WC 900
SW8 (ex-AC 140) - still in AC colours. This engine never got repainted and was later sold to ILSX still in AC colours. Steelton 1996 Blair Smith
141
141
141
SW8 - this unit was retired not too long after this photo. Steelton 1993 Blair Smith
157
157
GP7 Steelton 1990 Morgan Turney
157 GP7 Steelton 1992 Morgan Turney
WC 1505 GP7 (ex-AC 157) - chopped nose, still in AC colours Steelton 1996 Blair Smith
158 GP7 Steelton 1991 Alex Simins
158 GP7 Steelton 1990 Morgan Turney
WC 1506
WC 1506
WC 1506
GP7 (ex-AC 158) - chopped nose, still in AC colours. Steelton 1996 Blair Smith
160 GP7 Canyon 1983 Sean Trofin
167 GP7 (Slightly Blurry) Searchmont 1993 Blair Smith
167
167
167
GP7 Steelton 1990 Morgan Turney
TEBX 168 GP7 - Tembec 168, ex-Mattagami RR 168, ex-AC 168, still wearing Mattagami's modified ACR colours. At the Tembec paper mill in Kapuskasing. Unfortunately it was behind a fence. Kapuskasing, ON 2015 Chris vanderHeide
WC 1508
WC 1508
GP7 (ex-AC 170) - chopped nose, still in AC colours. Steelton 1996 Blair Smith
184
184
SD40-2 - on lease to Canadian Pacific Winnipeg, MB Early 1990s Fred Headon
184 SD40-2 (Wreck Remains) Steelton 1993 Blair Smith
186
186
SD40-2 Steelton 1992 Morgan Turney
188 SD40-2 Steelton 1991 Alex Simins
188 SD40-2 Steelton 1992 Morgan Turney
WC 6004 SD40-2 (ex-AC 186) - still in AC colours Steelton 1996 Blair Smith
WC 6004
WC 6004
SD40-2 (ex-AC 186) - still in AC colours Chicago, Ill. Sep 1997 Tony Kimmel
200 GP38-2 200 leads several other units pulling the Tour Train. Here they are idling while the tourists enjoy the park's scenery. Agawa Canyon ? Daniel S. Dawdy
WC 2001
WC 2001
GP38-2 (ex-AC 200) - still in AC colours. Steelton Aug 1997 Blair Smith
WC 2002
WC 2002
WC 2002
WC 2002
GP38-2 (ex-AC 201 - still in AC colours. Note the replacement rear headlight. This was done by WC. 2003? Bob Menzies
202
202
GP38-2 - 3/4 shots showing rear detail Canyon 1993 Blair Smith
203
203
GP38-2 - Nose shot Canyon 1993 Blair Smith
203
203
203
203
203
GP38-2 Steelton 1990 Morgan Turney
204
204
GP38-2 Canyon 1993 Blair Smith
204
204
204
204
GP38-2 Steelton 1990 Morgan Turney
205 GP38-2 Hawk Junction Dec. 24 1993 Daniel S. Dawdy
205
205
GP38-2 Steelton 1994 Morgan Turney
205
205
GP38-2 Sault Ste. Marie Ian Maw
1750 FP9 - ex-VIA, ex-CN. Acquired in 1995 Steelton Aug 1996 Blair Smith
1750 FP9 - ex-VIA, ex-CN. Acquired in 1995 Steelton Aug 1996 Blair Smith
1751 FP9 - at the sand/fuel servicing track at Steelton. Steelton 1996 Blair Smith
1751
1751
FP9 Steelton 1999 Blair Smith
1752
1752
FP9 - ex-VIA, ex-CN. Acquired in 1995 Steelton Aug 1996 Blair Smith
1753 FP9 - ex-VIA, ex-CN Sault Ste. Marie 1995 Daniel S. Dawdy
1753 FP9 - ex-VIA, ex-CN Sault Ste. Marie 1995 Derek Dawdy
1754
1754
FP9 - in the backshop at Steelton. Steelton 1997 Blair Smith
1755 FP9 - standing on the ready track in front of the Steelton enginehouse, in Sault Ste. Marie. Steelton Rob MacCleod
1755 FP9 - ex-VIA, ex-CN Steelton Aug 1996 Blair Smith
1756
1756
FP7 - ex-VIA, ex-CP 1404. Part of a freight consist at Steelton. In the off-season, WC put the ACR F-units into freight service throughout the system. Steelton 1996 Blair Smith
1756 FP7 - ex-VIA, ex-CP 1404 Steelton Aug 1996 Blair Smith
6602
6602
F9B - in storage at Steelton yard. Acquired for parts and not put into service. Steelton 1996 Blair Smith
6602 F9B - in storage at Steelton yard. Acquired for parts and not put into service. Steelton Aug 1997 Blair Smith
6606
6606
F9B - in storage at Steelton yard. Acquired for parts and not put into service. Steelton 1996 Blair Smith
6613 F9B (AC 1761) - in storage at Steelton yard. 6613 was fixed up and repainted as 1761. Steelton 1996 Blair Smith
6614 F9B (AC 1762) - in storage at Steelton yard. 6614 was fixed up and repainted as 1762. Steelton 1996 Blair Smith
6614 F9B (AC 1762) - in storage at Steelton yard. Steelton Aug 1997 Blair Smith
1762 F9B - ex-VIA 6614 Steelton 2001 Blair Smith
CN 104 F40PH - ex-SKTX 242. Acquired in early 2009 by CN for use on the Algoma Central tour trains. Now repainted in new Agawa Canyon Tour Train colours. Sault Ste. Marie 2013 Chris vanderHeide
CN 105 F40PH - ex-SKTX 283. Acquired in early 2009 by CN for use on the Algoma Central tour trains. Still in Ski Train colours. Sault Ste. Marie 2009 Brian Switzer
CN 105
CN 105
F40PH - ex-SKTX 283. Acquired in early 2009 by CN for use on the Algoma Central tour trains. Now repainted in new Agawa Canyon Tour Train colours. Sault Ste. Marie 2013 Chris vanderHeide
CN 106 F40PH - ex-SKTX 289, still in Ski Train colours. Sault Ste. Marie 2009 Brian Switzer
CN 106 F40PH - ex-SKTX 289, in the new Agawa Canyon Tour Train colours. Hawk Junction 2013 Chris vanderHeide
CN 106 F40PH - ex-SKTX 289, in the new Agawa Canyon Tour Train colours. Sault Ste. Marie 2013 Chris vanderHeide
Rolling Stock - Passenger
72 Steam Generator Car Steelton 1992 Morgan Turney
72
72
Steam Generator Car Steelton 1996 Blair Smith
72 Steam Generator Car Steelton 2001 Blair Smith
74 Steam Generator Car Frater 1983 Sean Trofin
74 Steam Generator Car Steelton 1992 Morgan Turney
74 Steam Generator Car Steelton 1996 Blair Smith
74 Steam Generator Car Steelton 2001 Blair Smith
75
75
Steam Generator Car Steelton 1996 Blair Smith
76 Steam Generator Car - This car was built from ACR baggage 204, which was itself rebuilt from a US Army Pullman troop sleeping car. Steelton Rob MacCleod
76
76
76
76
Steam Generator Car Steelton 1992 Morgan Turney
76 Steam Generator Car Steelton 1996 Blair Smith
76 Steam Generator Car Steelton 2001 Blair Smith
77
77
77
Steam Generator Car - ex-VIA Rail, acquired in 1992. Steelton 1992 Morgan Turney
Steam Generator One of two steam generators acquired from VIA Rail in 1992. The numbers of these two cars are 75 and 77. Steelton Rob MacCleod
77 Steam Generator Car - ex-VIA Steelton 1996 Blair Smith
77
77
Steam Generator Car - ex-VIA Steelton 2001 Blair Smith
78
78
78
78
78
Electrical Generator Car - This interesting power car began life as a DRGW PB-1 locomotive. It was rebuilt to a steam generator car by DRGW and has now been converted to an electrical generator car for head-end power. Sault Ste. Marie 2007 Blair Smith
78 Electrical Generator Car Sault Ste. Marie 2008 Neil Thompson
78 Electrical Generator Car Sault Ste. Marie 2013 Chris vanderHeide
78 Electrical Generator Car Sault Ste. Marie 2013 Chris vanderHeide
79
79
Electrical Generator Car - acquired in 2007 or 2008. History unknown, but appears to be rebuilt from a former Amtrak mail/express boxcar. Sault Ste. Marie 2008 Neil Thompson
79 Electrical Generator Car - acquired in 2007 or 2008. History unknown, but appears to be rebuilt from a former Amtrak mail/express boxcar. Sault Ste. Marie 2013 Chris vanderHeide
80
80
80
80
80
Steam Generator Car - 80 and 81 are ex-NP generators built from old steam tenders. Steelton 1992 Morgan Turney
80 Steam Generator Car Steelton 1993 Blair Smith
80
80
Steam Generator Car Steelton 1996 Blair Smith
81 Steam Generator Car Steelton 1992 Morgan Turney
77 (Canyon View) Camp Car - The ACR's new Canyon View, which take its name from a former ACR business car sold in the 1980's, is a former Green Bay & Western caboose. Tourists can charter the Canyon View and have it placed on a siding along the line (usually Canyon). The car is fully outfitted, much like a luxury RV on rails. Steelton 2001 Blair Smith
77 (Canyon View) Camp Car Agawa Canyon 2002 John Speakman
77 (Canyon View) Camp Car Sault Ste. Marie 2004 Chris vanderHeide
77 (Canyon View) Camp Car Sault Ste. Marie 2012 Wayne Trudeau
300 Baggage Car - The number is blurred in this photo, so this car could be either 300 or 301. These cars were renumbered from ACR 209-210 in 1981. Ex-DRGW (1974), nee-C&O. Frater? 1983 Sean Trofin
300 Baggage Car - ex-AC 209 (1981), ex-DRGW 1201 (1974), nee-C&O. Frater? c1990s Morgan Turney
300 Baggage Car - ex-AC 209 (1981), ex-DRGW 1201 (1974), nee-C&O. Steelton 2002 Blair Smith
301 Baggage Car - ex-AC 210 (1981), ex-DRGW 1202 (1974), ex-C&O Steelton Aug 1996 Blair Smith
301 Baggage Car - ex-AC 210 (1981), ex-DRGW 1202 (1974), ex-C&O Steelton 2004 Chris vanderHeide
302
302
Baggage Car - ex-AC 211, ex-DRGW 1100 "Silver Antelope" Steelton 1996 Blair Smith
305 Baggage Car - Rebuilt in 1949 from an ex-US Army WWII troop sleeper as AC 203, renumbered to 305 in 1981. Frater? 1983 Sean Trofin
306 Baggage Car - ex-AC 205, ex US Army Troop sleeper. Frater 1983 Sean Trofin
307 Baggage Car - Acquired in 1983, ex-VIA 9674, ex-CN 9674, ex-CN 9061 Steelton 1997 Blair Smith
308 Baggage Car - Acquired in 1983, ex-VIA 9600, ex-CN 9600 Steelton 1997 Blair Smith
308 Baggage Car - Acquired in 1983, ex-VIA 9600, ex-CN 9600 Steelton Aug. 1997 Blair Smith
308 Baggage Car - Acquired in 1983, ex-VIA 9600, ex-CN 9600 Steelton 1999 Blair Smith
308 Baggage Car - Acquired in 1983, ex-VIA 9600 , ex-CN 9600. Note the fold-up ramp mounted in the baggage door for loading snowmobiles and ATVs. Sault Ste. Marie 2008 Neil Thompson
309
309
Baggage Car - Acquired in 1983, ex-VIA 9603, ex-CN 9603. Note the fold-up ramp mounted in the closest door for loading snowmobiles and ATVs. Sault Ste. Marie 2002 Blair Smith
310 Baggage Car - This car was acquired in 1999, possibly from the Fox River Valley Railroad. Agawa Canyon 2000 Paul Bown
312 Baggage Car - This car was acquired from Amtrak in 2007. (ex-AMTK 1173, ex-ATSF 3460) Sault Ste. Marie 2008 Neil Thompson
312 Baggage Car - This car was acquired from Amtrak in 2007. (ex-AMTK 1173, ex-ATSF 3460) Hawk Junction 2013 Chris vanderHeide
312 Baggage Car - This car was acquired from Amtrak in 2007. (ex-AMTK 1173, ex-ATSF 3460) Sault Ste Marie 2013 Chris vanderHeide
425 Coach - Ex-CP 2268, acquired in 1973. Agawa Canyon? 1983 Sean Trofin
428
428
Coach - Ex-CP, acquired in 1973. Steelton c1990s Morgan Turney
428 Coach - ex-CP, acquired in 1973 Steelton 1996 Blair Smith
Coaches A string of ex-CP coaches parked at a rather empty Hawk Junction yard, possibly stored prior to disposition. Hawk Junction c1990s Morgan Turney
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416
417
423
424
427
430
431
432
Coaches, exterior view - In May 2001, nine coaches were auctioned at the Minnesota Transportation Museum. The following series of photos shows their condition. Some great detail shots below.
Notice that 415 does not have the black bear on the side.
Minnesota Transportation Museum (MTM) 2000 Charles Barthold
416 Side view of vestibule end of 416 MTM 2000 C. Barthold
416 Blind (non-vestibule) end MTM 2000 C. Barthold
416 Interior view from restroom hallway MTM 2000 C. Barthold
416 Interior seating MTM 2000 C. Barthold
416 Divider panel in coach seating MTM 2000 C. Barthold
416 Interior shot of 416's ceiling MTM 2000 C. Barthold
417 Exterior view of vestibule end door MTM 2000 C. Barthold
417 Interior seating area in 417 MTM 2000 C. Barthold
423 Interior view of 423 from restroom hallway MTM 2000 C. Barthold
424 Interior seating MTM 2000 C. Barthold
430 Interior seating MTM 2000 C. Barthold
431 Side view of vestibule MTM 2000 C. Barthold
431 Interior, from restroom hall MTM 2000 C. Barthold
431 Glass interior divider panel MTM 2000 C. Barthold
431 Glass interior divider panel, looking the other way from above MTM 2000 C. Barthold
431 Full seating area MTM 2000 C. Barthold
431 Interior view of ceiling in 431 MTM 2000 C. Barthold
432 Interior seating MTM 2000 C. Barthold
Escape Window Emergency escape window on coach 431. There are two escape windows on each side of each car. MTM 2000 C. Barthold
Escape Window Interior view of an emergency escape window. MTM 2000 C. Barthold
Coach Truck This view shows one of the unique trucks on the CPR cars, a "GSI straight equalizer 5x9 bearing four-wheel truck" with truck-mounted clasp brakes and inside swing hangers. The following shots show underbody detail on the ex-CPR caoches. MTM 2000 C. Barthold
Coach Truck Angled view of 416's truck MTM 2000 C. Barthold
Brake Valves Underbody brake valves on coach 416 MTM 2000 C. Barthold
Generator Axle-driven 32V DC generator on coach 431 MTM 2000 C. Barthold
AC Unit Air conditioner unit on coach 416 MTM 2000 C. Barthold
Bathroom Bathroom of one of the ex-CPR coaches. MTM 2000 C. Barthold
440 Coach - ex-Central of Georgia Railway. Purchased by the Southern Appalachia Railway Museum (SARM) in 1998. SARM
440 Interior of coach 440, an ex-Central of Georgia coach. SARM
441 & 443 Here is a pair of the Algoma Central's ex-Central of Georgia coaches in a steam tourist train excursion in Michigan. The bears and their paw tracks have been removed from the sides. Mike Slater
504 Dining Car - Ex-Santa Fe 1554, acquired in 1972 Frater 1983 Sean Trofin
504 Dining Car Steelton 1992 Morgan Turney
505 Dining Car - ex-UP 4805, acquired in 1974. Sault Ste. Marie 2008 Neil Thompson
506
506
Dining Car - Ex-WP "Silver Pheasant", acquired in 1998 to replace the 504 which suffered a kitchen fire. Agawa Canyon 2000 Chris vanderHeide
506
506
Dining Car - Ex-WP "Silver Pheasant" Sault Ste. Marie 2004 Chris vanderHeide
506 Dining Car - Ex-WP "Silver Pheasant" Sault Ste. Marie 2013 Chris vanderHeide
506 Dining Car - Ex-WP "Silver Pheasant" Sault Ste. Marie 2013 Chris vanderHeide
511
511
Dining Car/Snack Coach - Ex-IC, ex-MP, acquired in 1971. This car provided meal service on the Sault Ste. Marie to Hearst train as far as Eton, where it would be transferred to the southbound train. Frater 1983 Sean Trofin
511 Dining Car/Snack Coach - Ex-IC, ex-MP, acquired in 1971. Hawk Junction? c1990s Morgan Turney
550 (Agawa) Business Car - Postcard image of the Algoma Central's most luxurious private car, the Agawa. Chris vanderHeide Collection
550 (Agawa) Business Car Steelton 1996 Blair Smith
550 (Agawa) Business Car Frater 1996 Blair Smith
550 (Agawa) Business Car - The Agawa in it's WC-era paint scheme. The handsome maroon with gold lettering and grey roof has been replaced with a black roof and a yellow band surrounding the windows. Steven's Point, WI Mike Slater
550 (Agawa)
550 (Agawa)
550 (Agawa)
Business Car - The Agawa in WC colours. Sault Ste. Marie 2002 Nick Masney
550 (Agawa) Business Car - In WC colours. Sault Ste. Marie 2003 Mark Becker
550 (Agawa)
550 (Agawa)
Business Car - The Agawa, repainted again into it's handsome maroon colours, but with a black roof instead of grey. Sault Ste. Marie 2004 Chris vanderHeide
552 (Michipicoten) Business Car Michipicoten Steelton 1992 Morgan Turney
552 (Michipicoten)
552 (Michipicoten)
Business Car Michipicoten Steelton 1996 Blair Smith
552 (Michipicoten) Business Car - The Michipicoten in the car shop undergoing maintenance. Sault Ste. Marie 2002 Nick Masney
856 ex-VIA Sleeper 856. Have no information about this car. The AC did not use sleepers in revenue service, so this may have been acquired for spare parts for the other ex-VIA cars acquired in the early 1990s. Steelton 1993 Blair Smith
3210 Coach - This coach is ex-Canadian National and carries its original CN/VIA number. Therefore cars in this series and the one below do not have consecutive numbers. Cars in the 3200 series are 3210, 3226, 3227, 3230, 3236, 3239 and 3243. 3200 series coaches have mini-snack bars. Hearst 2001 Richard Schivley
3228
3228
Coach - This coach is ex-Canadian National and carries its original CN/VIA number. Steelton c1990s Morgan Turney
3236 Coach - Acquired in 1992, ex-VIA 3236 Steelton Aug 1996 Blair Smith
5495 Coach - Acquired in 1992, ex-VIA 5495, ex-CN 5495 Steelton 1997 Blair Smith
5514 Coach - Acquired in 1992, ex-VIA 5514, ex-CN 5514 Sault Ste. Marie 2004 Chris vanderHeide
5545 Coach - Acquired in 1992, ex-VIA 5545, ex-CN 5545 Steelton 1997 Blair Smith
5571 Coach - Acquired in 1992, ex-VIA 5571, ex-CN 5571 Steelton 1993 Blair Smith
5610 Coach - Acquired in 1992, ex-VIA 5610, ex-CN 5610 Steelton 1993 Blair Smith
5610 Coach - Acquired in 1992, ex-VIA 5610, ex-CN 5610 Steelton 1997 Blair Smith
5653 Coach - Acquired in 1992, ex-VIA 5653, ex-CN 5653 Sault Ste. Marie 2000 Chris vanderHeide
5654 Coach - One of three stainless steel cars purchased from Amtrak in 2007. These cars are equipped with Head-End Power and operate with generator car 78 and baggage 312. Sault Ste. Marie 2008 Neil Thompson
5654 Coach - One of three stainless steel cars purchased from Amtrak in 2007. These cars are equipped with Head-End Power and operate with generator car 78 and baggage 312. Hawk Junction 2013 Chris vanderHeide
5655
5655
Coach - One of three stainless steel cars purchased from Amtrak in 2007. These cars are equipped with Head-End Power and operate with generator car 78 and baggage 312. Sault Ste. Marie 2007 Blair Smith
5655
5655
Coach Sault Ste. Marie 2013 Chris vanderHeide
5655 Coach Sault Ste. Marie 2013 Chris vanderHeide
5656
5656
Coach Sault Ste. Marie 2013 Chris vanderHeide
5702 Coach - "Lake Superior" One of the ex-Ski Train coaches acquired in 2009 and painted in 2011 into the new Agawa Canyon Tour Train colours. Sault Ste. Marie 2013 Chris vanderHeide
5703 Coach - "Chippewa River" One of the ex-Ski Train coaches acquired in 2009 and painted in 2011 into the new Agawa Canyon Tour Train colours. Sault Ste. Marie 2013 Chris vanderHeide
5703 Coach - "Chippewa River" (Opposide side) One of the ex-Ski Train coaches acquired in 2009 and painted in 2011 into the new Agawa Canyon Tour Train colours. Sault Ste. Marie 2014 Chris vanderHeide
5704 Coach - "Island Lake" One of the ex-Ski Train coaches acquired in 2009 and painted in 2011 into the new Agawa Canyon Tour Train colours. Sault Ste. Marie 2013 Chris vanderHeide
5705 Coach - "Spruce Lake" One of the ex-Ski Train coaches acquired in 2009 and painted in 2011 into the new Agawa Canyon Tour Train colours. Sault Ste. Marie 2013 Chris vanderHeide
5705 Coach - "Spruce Lake" (Opposide side) One of the ex-Ski Train coaches acquired in 2009 and painted in 2011 into the new Agawa Canyon Tour Train colours. Searchmont 2013 Chris vanderHeide
5705 Coach - "Spruce Lake" One of the ex-Ski Train coaches acquired in 2009 and painted in 2011 into the new Agawa Canyon Tour Train colours. Sault Ste. Marie 2013 Chris vanderHeide
5706 Coach - "Batchewana River" One of the ex-Ski Train coaches acquired in 2009 and painted in 2011 into the new Agawa Canyon Tour Train colours. Sault Ste. Marie 2013 Chris vanderHeide
5707
5707
Coach - "Hubert Lake" One of the ex-Ski Train coaches acquired in 2009 and painted in 2011 into the new Agawa Canyon Tour Train colours. Sault Ste. Marie 2012 Wayne Trudeau
5707 Coach - "Hubert Lake" (Opposide side) One of the ex-Ski Train coaches acquired in 2009 and painted in 2011 into the new Agawa Canyon Tour Train colours. Sault Ste. Marie 2013 Chris vanderHeide
5708 Coach - "Ogidaki Lake" One of the ex-Ski Train coaches acquired in 2009 and painted in 2011 into the new Agawa Canyon Tour Train colours. Sault Ste. Marie 2013 Chris vanderHeide
5709 Coach - "Mongoose Lake" One of the ex-Ski Train coaches acquired in 2009 and painted in 2011 into the new Agawa Canyon Tour Train colours. Sault Ste. Marie 2013 Chris vanderHeide
5709 Coach - "Mongoose Lake" (Opposide side) One of the ex-Ski Train coaches acquired in 2009 and painted in 2011 into the new Agawa Canyon Tour Train colours. Searchmont 2013 Chris vanderHeide
5710
5710
Coach - "Agawa River" One of the ex-Ski Train coaches acquired in 2009 and painted in 2011 into the new Agawa Canyon Tour Train colours. Sault Ste. Marie 2012 Wayne Trudeau
5711 Coach - "Trout Lake" One of the ex-Ski Train coaches acquired in 2009 and painted in 2011 into the new Agawa Canyon Tour Train colours. Sault Ste. Marie 2013 Chris vanderHeide
5713 Coach - "Rand Lake" One of the ex-Ski Train coaches acquired in 2009 and painted in 2011 into the new Agawa Canyon Tour Train colours. Sault Ste. Marie 2013 Chris vanderHeide
Tour Logo Detail of the new Agawa Canyon Tour Train logo. Sault Ste. Marie 2013 Chris vanderHeide
9301
9301
9301
Coach - Two cars, 9301 and 9302 are converted from VIA combination cars. You can see from the detail photo where the baggage door once was. Cars retain their VIA numbers. Sault Ste. Marie 2004 Chris vanderHeide
Algoma Country Dome Coach - GBW 901. This is an ex-Union Pacific dome lounge that had several other owners before the WC transferred the car to the Algoma Central in 1997. This car has Wisconsin Central's name across the top, WC logos on the sides near the doors and GBW numbers. The car's name is painted in a script lettering below the WC name. Agawa Canyon 2000 Chris vanderHeide
Algoma Country Dome Coach - At the passenger station in the Sault. Sault Ste. Marie Rob MacCleod
Algoma Country
Algoma Country
Algoma Country
Algoma Country
Algoma Country
Dome Coach - GBW 901, ex-UP. Compare these photos to the one taken in 2000 above. The WC logos have been painted over and the name board now says Algoma Central instead of Wisconsin Central. Sault Ste. Marie 2004 Chris vanderHeide
Algoma Country Dome Coach - GBW 901, ex-UP. Stored. Sault Ste. Marie, MI 2015 Chris vanderHeide
Spirit of Superior
Spirit of Superior
Spirit of Superior
Spirit of Superior
Spirit of Superior
Spirit of Superior
Spirit of Superior
Dome Coach - ex-WP (California Zephyr) Sault Ste. Marie 2004 Chris vanderHeide
Spirit of Superior Dome Coach - ex-WP. Stored. Sault Ste. Marie, MI 2015 Chris vanderHeide
Rolling Stock - Freight
431
449
454
476
493
Gondola - 52'6" inside length with wood floor and drop ends. WC re-numbered several ACR 52'6" gondolas into the 400 series. Notice the mis-lettering on 454. Looks like the shop paint crew put the "M" in the wrong spot and then had no room for the "A". ? 2003 Bob Menzies
424 Gondola - 52'6". ex-601-875 series. Sault Ste. Marie 2013 Chris vanderHeide
433 Gondola - 52'6". ex-900-924 series. Sault Ste. Marie 2014 Chris vanderHeide
438 Gondola - 52'6". ex-900-924 series. Sault Ste. Marie 2013 Chris vanderHeide
680 Gondola - 52'6" Steelton 1997 Blair Smith
695 Gondola - 52'6". Sault Ste. Marie 2013 Chris vanderHeide
755 Gondola - standard ACR gondola, 52'6" inside length with wood floor and drop ends. ? 2003 Bob Menzies
763 Gondola - standard ACR gondola, 52'6" inside length with wood floor and drop ends. The large brick building in the background is the car repair shop. Steelton 2000 Chris vanderHeide
808 Gondola - standard ACR gondola, 52'6" inside length with wood floor and drop ends. Winnipeg Early 1990's James A. Brookman
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Gondola - 52'6" with drop ends and wood floor. Winnipeg Early 1990's James A. Brookman
875
875
Gondola - 52'6" with drop ends and wood floor. Winnipeg Early 1990's James A. Brookman
875 Gondola - 52'6" with drop-ends and wood floor. Steelton 2000 Chris vanderHeide
900 Gondola - 52'6". Series 900-924, built in December 1961. Hawk Junction 2013 Chris vanderHeide
903
903
903
Gondola - Covered gon in steel coil service. Series 900-924, built in December 1961. Winnipeg Early 1990's James A. Brookman
906
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Gondola - ex-coil steel service. Series 900-924, built in December 1961. 2001 Ryan Willobee
906 Gondola - 52'6". Series 900-924, built in December 1961. Sault Ste. Marie 2013 Chris vanderHeide
907
907
907
Gondola - Covered gon in steel coil service. Winnipeg Early 1990's James A. Brookman
914 Gondola - Covered gon in steel coil service. Series 900-924, built in December 1961. Winnipeg Early 1990's James A. Brookman
915 Gondola - 52'6". Series 900-924, built in December 1961. Hawk Junction 2013 Chris vanderHeide
920
920
920
Gondola - Covered gon in steel coil service. Series 900-924, built in December 1961. Winnipeg Early 1990's James A. Brookman
921
921
Gondola - Covered gon in steel coil service. Series 900-924, built in December 1961. Winnipeg Early 1990's James A. Brookman
923 Gondola - Covered gon in steel coil service. Series 900-924, built in December 1961. Winnipeg Early 1990's James A. Brookman
925 Gondola - Covered gon in steel coil service. ex-601-875 series. Winnipeg Early 1990's James A. Brookman
926 Gondola - Covered gon in steel coil service. ex-601-875 series. Winnipeg Early 1990's James A. Brookman
930 Gondola - missing covers. ex-601-875 series. Winnipeg Early 1990's James A. Brookman
976
976
976
976
976
Gondola - Covered gon in steel coil service. ex-601-875 series. Winnipeg Early 1990's James A. Brookman
1014 Bulkhead Gondola - These 60' bulkhead gondolas were unique, and built especially for the ACR in the early 1960's. Steelton 2001 Blair Smith
1024
1024
Bulkhead Gondola Steelton Aug 1996 Blair Smith
1048 End Detail Bulkhead Gondola 2003 Bob Menzies
1052 Bulkhead Gondola Sault Ste. Marie 1992 Morgan Turney
1105 Bulkhead Gondola Winnipeg Early 1990's James Brookman
1142
1142
Bulkhead Gondola Winnipeg Early 1990's James A. Brookman
11145
11145
11145
Bulkhead Gondola (ex-1145) Tabor 2002 Nick Masney
1150 Bulkhead Gondola Winnipeg Early 1990's James A. Brookman
1158 Bulkhead Gondola Steelton 1996 Blair Smith
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Bulkhead Gondola Winnipeg Early 1990's James A. Brookman
1236 Bulkhead Gondola Winnipeg Early 1990's James A. Brookman
1251 Bulkhead Gondola Winnipeg Early 1990's James A. Brookman
1252 Bulkhead Gondola Winnipeg Early 1990's James A. Brookman
1278 Bulkhead Gondola 2003 Bob Menzies
1299 Bulkhead Gondola Steelton 1999 Blair Smith
1315 Bulkhead Gondola Winnipeg Early 1990's James Brookman
1320 Bulkhead Gondola Winnipeg Early 1990's James A. Brookman
1327 Bulkhead Gondola Sault Ste. Maries Early 1990's Morgan Turney
1328 Bulkhead Gondola Winnipeg Early 1990's James Brookman
1330 Bulkhead Gondola Steelton Aug 1996 Blair Smith
1352 Bulkhead Gondola Winnipeg Early 1990's James A. Brookman
1365 Bulkhead Gondola Winnipeg Early 1990's James A. Brookman
1377 Bulkhead Gondola Steelton Aug 1997 Blair Smith
1381 Bulkhead Gondola Winnipeg Early 1990's James Brookman
1384 Bulkhead Gondola 2003 Bob Menzies
1399
1399
Bulkhead Gondola Sault Ste. Marie 1990 Morgan Turney
1400 Bulkhead Gondola Winnipeg Early 1990's James A. Brookman
ACIS 1415 Lumber Car - Note modifications to this x-woodchip car. Several of the ACIS woodchip cars were converted and assigned to dedicated service transporting lumber from Dubreil Forest Products' mill in Dubreilville to Steelton for transloading onto trucks for US export. The following cars can be identified as being thus modified: 1413, 1415, 1416, 1417, 1433. Steelton 2000 Chris vanderHeide
ACIS 1415 Woodchip Car - The same car as above, the end door has been re-installed and this car now works in woodchip service again, but away from its original home rails. This is one of only two or three such cars left on the roster. Most of the AC and ACIS woodchip gondolas were sold in 1985 when the Newaygo mill at Mead closed. Only the modified cars for Dubreil lumber service remained. 2002 George Widener
ACIS 1416 Lumber Car - Another converted woodchip car Steelton 2001 Blair Smith
ACIS 1433 Lumber Car - Another converted woodchip car Steelton 2001 Blair Smith
NFPX 1511 Woodchip car - ex-AC 1511 Steelton 1999 Blair Smith
NFPX 1521 Woodchip Car - ex-AC 1500-1523 now owned by Newaygo Forest Products. 2003 Brian Pawlowski
23xx
23xx
23xx
Flatcar with end racks. 2300 series, but can't make out the number from the photograph. Hawk Junction 1990 Morgan Turney
2317 Flatcar with end racks. Steelton 1996 Blair Smith
2343
2343
Flatcar with end racks. Steelton 1996 Blair Smith
2358
2358
Flatcar with end racks. Frater Sep 1996 Blair Smith
2363 Flatcar with end racks. Agawa Canyon 2000 Chris vanderHeide
2368 Flatcar with end racks. Steelton 1996 Blair Smith
2412 Bulkhead Flatcar - Series AC 2401-2425, built new for Algoma Central by Hawker-Siddely in 1975. 2003 Bob Menzies
2412
2412
2412
Bulkhead Flatcar - Series AC 2401-2425, built new for Algoma Central by Hawker-Siddely in 1975. Sault Ste. Marie 2004 Chris vanderHeide
2467 Bulkhead Flatcar - Series AC 2426-2475 ex-BCIT. Acquired from BC Rail in 1980. 2003 Bob Menzies
2476
2476
2476
Bulkhead Flatcar - Series AC 2476-2494, ex-NAFX. Acquired in 1994 (possibly via CN/CNIS 603400-603424 series?). Sault Ste. Marie 2004 Chris vanderHeide
2493 Bulkhead Flatcar - Series AC 2476-2494, ex-NAFX. Acquired in 1994 (possibly via CN/CNIS 603400-603424 series?). 2003 Bob Menzies
NAFX 52302 Bulkhead Flatcar - similar to AC 2476-2494. ? Jurgen Kleylein
2915 40' Steel Boxcar - ex-ONT. These 40' boxcars are mostly used for company service only, and not general freight. Steelton 2004 Chris vanderHeide
2916
2916
2916
2916
40' Steel Boxcar - ex-THB. Steelton 1990 Morgan Turney
2916
2916
2916
40' Steel Boxcar - ex-THB. Hawk Junction 1990 Morgan Turney
2917 40' Steel Boxcar - ex-ONT. Steelton 1996 Blair Smith
3114 40' Wood Boxcar Siderite Jct. 1980 Ken Goslet
3140, 3195 40' Wood Boxcar Siderite Jct. 1980 Ken Goslet
3176
3176
40' Wood Boxcar Steelton 1980 Ken Goslet
3195 40' Wood Boxcar Sault Ste. Marie 1981 Chris vanderHeide Collection
3197 40' Wood Boxcar Frater 1979 Ken Goslet
36?? Gondola - Several old gondolas at Sault Ste. Marie carrying sectional track panels. Note the first car is a 3500-3800 series 48' gon, still in service in 2002! Sault Ste. Marie 2002 Nick Masney
36?? Gondola - 3501-3850 series Hawk Junction 2013 Chris vanderHeide
AC 3903 - B
AC 3903 - C
These unique 3-unit cars were put together from old Algoma Central equipment. The cars are provided by the ACR, and carry AC marks, but are in dedicated service for Algoma Steel and Dominion Bridge, carrying raw steel plate and slab from the Algoma Steel main mill, to the Welded Beam Mill.
The middle car is an ex 3501-3850 series 48' gondola, the B-end flatcar is an ex 2300-2373 series flatcar, with the end racks cut down, and the A-end flatcar is an ex-2200-2250 series 40' flatcar.
Sault Ste. Marie 2004 Chris VanderHeide
AC 3907
AC 3907 - A
AC 3907 - B
AC 3907 - C
These unique 3-unit cars were put together from old Algoma Central equipment. The cars are provided by the ACR, and carry AC marks, but are in dedicated service for Algoma Steel and Dominion Bridge, carrying raw steel plate and slab from the Algoma Steel main mill, to the Welded Beam Mill.
The middle car is an ex 3501-3850 series 48' gondola, the B-end flatcar is an ex 2300-2373 series flatcar, with the end racks cut down, and the A-end flatcar is an ex-2200-2250 series 40' flatcar.
Sault Ste. Marie 2004 Chris VanderHeide
AC 3908 - A
AC 3908 - A
These unique 3-unit cars were put together from old Algoma Central equipment. The cars are provided by the ACR, and carry AC marks, but are in dedicated service for Algoma Steel and Dominion Bridge, carrying raw steel plate and slab from the Algoma Steel main mill, to the Welded Beam Mill.
The middle car is an ex 3501-3850 series 48' gondola, the B-end flatcar is an ex 2300-2373 series flatcar, with the end racks cut down, and the A-end flatcar is an ex-2200-2250 series 40' flatcar.
Sault Ste. Marie Aug 1997 Blair Smith
6056 Hopper - ex-Ontario Northland. Acquired in 1979 and renumbered AC 8600-8629 series in approximately 1984. Wawa 1981 Chris vanderHeide Collection
8003 Hopper - Series 8001-8100, Built 1971 by NSC. This design was unique to the ACR. Sault Ste. Marie Early 1990s Morgan Turney
8005 Hopper - Series 8001-8100 Sault Ste. Marie Early 1990s Morgan Turney
8010 Hopper - Series 8001-8100 Sault Ste. Marie 1993 Blair Smith
8011
8011
Hopper - Series 8001-8100. Wrecked. Interestingly, someone has cut out the outline of the bear on the logo with a cutting torch. Note also graffiti on the gondola bulkhead in the background at right supporting the Sault's OHL hockey team, the Greyhounds. Sault Ste. Marie 1993 Blair Smith
8016 Hopper - Series 8001-8100 Sault Ste. Marie 1997 Blair Smith
8034 Hopper - Series 8001-8100 Sault Ste. Marie Early 1990s Morgan Turney
8036 Hopper - Series 8001-8100 Sault Ste. Marie Early 1990s Morgan Turney
8042 Hopper - Series 8001-8100 Sault Ste. Marie 1996 Blair Smith
8052
8052
Hopper - Series 8001-8100 Sault Ste. Marie Early 1990s Morgan Turney
8068 Hopper - Series 8001-8100 Sault Ste. Marie Early 1990s Morgan Turney
8074 Hopper - Series 8001-8100 Sault Ste. Marie Early 1990s Morgan Turney
WC 208074 Hopper - ex-AC 8074 (Series 8001-8100) Sault Ste. Marie 1996 Blair Smith
8097 Hopper - Series 8001-8100 Sault Ste. Marie 1996 Blair Smith
WC 208095
AC 8037
WC 208095
AC 8037
Hopper - These photos show some of the Algoma Central's distictive 8000-series round ore cars. These cars were built in 1970 by National Steel Car in Hamilton, Ontario. When the mines and sinter plant around Wawa were abandoned in 1997, these cars were rebuilt by WC as ballast cars and now see service over the entire WC system. In these photos, the cars have been refitted with automatic, remotely-operated doors and the sides have been extended. Stevens Point, WI Late 1990's Mike Slater
WC 208095 Hopper - Detail of the equipment on the brake end of the car. Stevens Point, WI Late 1990s Mike Slater
SSAM 208036 Ballast Hopper - Now that the WC system has been absorbed into CN, these rebuilt cars are really getting around. I was surprised to find this car all the way out in Alberta in August 2004. Unfortunately, I could not get closer. Jasper, AB. 2004 Chris vanderHeide
SSAM 208052 Ballast Hopper - Repainted white with the WC shield in the centre of the side. ex-AC 8052 2000 Darin Umlauft
8331 Hopper - Modified with side-discharge gates. This modification included perhaps ten cars, numbers 8330-8339. Sault Ste. Marie 2004 Chris vanderHeide
8334 Hopper - Modified with side-discharge gates. This modification included perhaps ten cars, numbers 8330-8339. Wyborn 2000 James Lalande
8336 Hopper - The bear logo on one of the ACR's 100-ton ore hoppers. Sault Ste. Marie 2002 Nick Masney
8337
8338
Hopper - Modified with side-discharge gates. This modification included perhaps ten cars, numbers 8330-8339. Blair Smith
8338 Hopper - Modified with side-discharge gates. This modification included perhaps ten cars, numbers 8330-8339. Sault Ste. Marie 2004 Chris vanderHeide
8348 Hopper - Series 8201-8400 Steelton 1993 Blair Smith
8348 Hopper - Series 8201-8400 Steelton 1996 Blair Smith
8360 Hopper - Series 8201-8400. Wrecked. Steelton 1993 Blair Smith
8376 Hopper - Series 8201-8400 Steelton 1997 Blair Smith
8384
8384
8384
Hopper - Series 8201-8400, Built 1974 by NSC using designs licensed from the Ortner Car Co. Sault Ste. Marie Early 1990s Morgan Turney
8385 Hopper - Series 8201-8400 2001 Ellis Veech
WC 208387 Hopper - ex-AC 8387 (Series 8201-8400) Sault Ste. Marie 1996 Blair Smith
8390
8390
8390
8390
Hopper - Series 8201-8400 Steelton 1997 Blair Smith
8394 Hopper - Series 8201-8400 Steelton 1997 Blair Smith
8404 Hopper - Series 8401-8500. Stripe on middle rib of cars in series 8401-8500 apparently signified a different type of truck spring these cars were equipped with, on account of stiff truck springs on the first delivered cars causing derailments. 2003 Brian Pawlowski
8422
8422
8422
8422
8422
8422
8422
Hopper - Series 8401-8500. Steelton Aug 1997 Blair Smith
8444 Hopper - Series 8401-8500. Sault Ste. Marie 1990 Morgan Turney
8444 Hopper - Series 8401-8500. Wrecked. Steelton 1993 Blair Smith
8449 Hopper - Series 8401-8500. Steelton Aug 1997 Blair Smith
8450 Hopper - Series 8401-8500. Sault Ste. Marie 1990 Morgan Turney
8451 Hopper - Series 8401-8500. Steelton Aug 1997 Blair Smith
8484 Hopper - Series 8401-8500. Wreck damaged. Steelton 1993 Blair Smith
8484
8490
Hopper - Series 8401-8500. ? 2004 Bob Menzies
8495 Hopper - Series 8401-8500. Wawa 1981 Chris vanderHeide Collection
AC 84??
AC 8352
SSAM 208379
Hopper - Several of the ACR's ore cars being relettered at the Wisconsin Central's shops. These boxy cars were built by NSC in Hamilton, Ontario (Can.) under licence from Ortner Car Co. in Cincinatti, Ohio. (USA) Stevens Point, WI Late 1990's Mike Slater
Hopper Hopper - Detail of the truck and lower right corner of the car. Stevens Point, WI Late 1990's Mike Slater
AC 8352 Hopper - End platfrom. This is the brake end (notice the brake wheel). None of the brake equipment is readily visible on this car. Stevens Point Late 1990's Mike Slater
Hopper Hopper - Detail of the discharge doors. Notice that both sides can swing down, so the entire bottom of the cars drops out, allowing the hopper to empty quite rapidly. Stevens Point Late 1990's Mike Slater
SSAM 208430 Hopper - Here is one of the ACR's Ortner hoppers repainted into WC colours and renumbered with SSAM markings. This car is former AC 8430. 2000 Darin Umlauft
WC 208433 Hopper - Here's another ex-AC 8201-8500 series hopper, restencilled for WC but not yet repainted. Also note AC 8404 beside it. ? 2003 Brian Pawlowski
8600 Triple Hopper - Series AC 8600-8629, ex-AC 6000-6070, exx-ONT 6000-6070 North Bay, ON. 2005 James Lalande
8600
8600
Detail
Detail
Detail
Detail
Detail
Triple Hopper - Series AC 8600-8629, ex-AC 6000-6070, exx-ONT 6000-6070 2001 Ryan Willobee
8602 Triple Hopper - Series AC 8600-8629, ex-AC 6000-6070, exx-ONT 6000-6070 North Bay, ON. 2005 James Lalande
8608 Triple Hopper - Series AC 8600-8629, ex-AC 6000-6070, exx-ONT 6000-6070 2004 Bob Menzies
8615 Triple Hopper - Series AC 8600-8629; ex-AC 6000-6070, exx-ONT 6000-6070 Sault Ste. Marie 2004 Chris vanderHeide
8623 Triple Hopper - Series AC 8600-8629, ex-AC 6000-6070, exx-ONT 6000-6070 North Bay, ON. 2005 James Lalande
8623
8623
Triple Hopper - Series AC 8600-8629, ex-AC 6000-6070, exx-ONT 6000-6070 Ingersoll, ON. 2005 David Graham
8624 Triple Hopper - Series AC 8600-8629; ex-AC 6000-6070, exx-ONT 6000-6070 ? 2003 Bob Menzies
8627 Triple Hopper - Series AC 8600-8629; ex-AC 6000-6070, exx-ONT 6000-6070 Sault Ste. Marie 1990 Morgan Turney
8629
8629
Triple Hopper - Series AC 8600-8629; ex-AC 6000-6070, exx-ONT 6000-6070 Sault Ste. Marie 2004 Chris vanderHeide
11232 Bulkhead Gondola (ex-AC 1232) Winnipeg Early 1990's James A. Brookman
11387 Bulkhead Gondola (ex-AC 1387) Winnipeg Early 1990's James A. Brookman
20002 Bulkhead Gondola - ex 1100-1400 Winnipeg Early 1990's James Brookman
60001 Bulkhead Gondola - Here's an example of a WC-rebuilt car. Side stakes have been added to hold pulpwood. Ex-AC 1000-1400 series. 2003 Blair Smith
60001 Bulkhead Gondola - ex-AC 1000-1400 series. Sault Ste. Marie 2004 Chris vanderHeide
60005 Bulkhead Gondola - Another rebuilt gondola. This one has had the gondola sides cut down. Ex-AC 1000-1400 series. 2002 Darin Umlauft
238105 Pulpwood Flatcar Hawk Junction 2015 Chris vanderHeide
238141 Pulpwood Flatcar Georgetown, ON 2007 Chris vanderHeide
238144 Pulpwood Flatcar Wyborn 2000 James Lalande
238146 Pulpwood Flatcar Georgetown, ON 2007 Chris vanderHeide
238156 Pulpwood Flatcar - at Cochrane on the Ontario Northland heading back empty to Hearst. Cochrane, ON 2013 Chris vanderHeide
238165
238179
Pulpwood Flatcar Steelton 2001 Blair Smith
238175 Pulpwood Flatcar - the side stakes on this car have been replaced with heavier stakes sometime recently. Sault Ste. Marie 2013 Chris vanderHeide
238181
238181
238181
238181
Pulpwood Flatcar - several images Wolf Kirchmeir
238181 Pulpwood Flatcar - End detail, A (non-brakewheel) end Wolf Kirchmeir
238181 Pulpwood Flatcar - End detail, B (brakewheel) end Wolf Kirchmeir
238195 Pulpwood Flatcar - at Cochrane on the Ontario Northland heading back empty to Hearst. Cochrane, ON 2013 Chris vanderHeide
238403 Pulpwood Flatcar - Series AC 238400-238469; rebuilt from original 2401-2425 series, with side stakes added. Brampton, ON 2007 David Graham
2384?? Pulpwood Flatcar - Detail of side stake attachment. Series AC 238400-238469; rebuilt from original 2401-2425 series, with side stakes added. Steelton 2001 Blair Smith
238405 Pulpwood Flatcar - Series AC 238400-238469; rebuilt from original 2401-2425 series, with side stakes added. This shot is somewhat blurred. 2003 Bob Menzies
238408 Pulpwood Flatcar - Series AC 238400-238469; rebuilt from original 2401-2425 series, with side stakes added. Hawk Junction 2015 Chris vanderHeide
238409 Pulpwood Flatcar - Series AC 238400-238469; rebuilt from original 2401-2425 series, with side stakes added. 2003 Bob Menzies
238411 Pulpwood Flatcar - Series AC 238400-238469; rebuilt from 2426-2475 series (nee-BCIT), with side stakes added. 2004 Bob Menzies
238415 Pulpwood Flatcar - Series AC 238400-238469; rebuilt from original 2401-2425 series, with side stakes added. Hawk Junction 2015 Chris vanderHeide
238425 Pulpwood Flatcar - Series AC 238400-238469; rebuilt from 2426-2475 series (nee-BCIT), with side stakes added. Sault Ste. Marie 2004 Chris vanderHeide
238430 Pulpwood Flatcar - Series AC 238400-238469; rebuilt from 2426-2475 series (nee-BCIT), with side stakes added. Sault Ste. Marie 2004 Chris vanderHeide
238433 Pulpwood Flatcar - Series AC 238400-238469; rebuilt from 2426-2475 series (nee-BCIT), with side stakes added. 2004 Bob Menzies
238434 Pulpwood Flatcar - Series AC 238400-238469; rebuilt from 2426-2475 series (nee-BCIT), with side stakes added. Sault Ste. Marie 2004 Chris vanderHeide
238446 Pulpwood Flatcar - Seroes AC 238400-238469; rebuilt from 2476-2494 series (nee-NAFX), with side stakes added. At Cochrane on the Ontario Northland heading back empty to Hearst. Cochrane, ON 2013 Chris vanderHeide
238447 Pulpwood Flatcar - Series AC 238400-238469; rebuilt from 2476-2494 series (nee-NAFX), with side stakes added. 2003 Bob Menzies
238447 Pulpwood Flatcar - Series AC 238400-238469; rebuilt from 2476-2494 series (nee-NAFX), with side stakes added. 2003 Brian Pawlowski
238448 Pulpwood Flatcar - Series AC 238400-238469; rebuilt from 2476-2494 series (nee-NAFX), with side stakes added. 2003 Brian Pawlowski
238450 Pulpwood Flatcar - Series AC 238400-238469; rebuilt from 2476-2494 series (nee-NAFX), with side stakes added. Sault Ste. Marie 2004 Chris vanderHeide
238459 Pulpwood Flatcar - Series AC 238400-238469; rebuilt from 2426-2475 series (nee-BCIT), with side stakes added. Sault Ste. Marie 2004 Chris vanderHeide
238461
238461
238461
Pulpwood Flatcar - Series AC 238400-238469; rebuilt from 2426-2475 series, with side stakes added. Sault Ste. Marie 2004 Chris vanderHeide
238464 Pulpwood Flatcar - Series AC 238400-238469; rebuilt from 2401-2425 series, with side stakes added. Steelton 2001 Blair Smith
238466 Pulpwood Flatcar - Series AC 238400-238469; rebuilt from 2426-2475 series, with side stakes added. 2004 Bob Menzies
238501 Pulpwood Flatcar - Series AC 238501-238559; ex-NWTX 1011-1148, ex-KCWX 1000-1149. 2003 Bob Menzies
238544 Pulpwood Flatcar - Series AC 238501-238559; ex-NWTX 1011-1148, ex-KCWX 1000-1149. Steelton 2001 Blair Smith
238546 Pulpwood Flatcar - Series AC 238501-238559; ex-NWTX 1011-1148, ex-KCWX 1000-1149. 2003 Brian Pawlowski
238547 Pulpwood Flatcar - Series AC 238501-238559; ex-NWTX 1011-1148, ex-KCWX 1000-1149. 2003 Bob Menzies
238548 Pulpwood Flatcar - Series AC 238501-238559; ex-NWTX 1011-1148, ex-KCWX 1000-1149. Sault Ste. Marie 2004 Chris vanderHeide
238550 Pulpwood Flatcar - Series AC 238501-238559; ex-NWTX 1011-1148, ex-KCWX 1000-1149. 2003 Bob Menzies
238554 Pulpwood Flatcar - Series AC 238501-238559; ex-NWTX 1011-1148, ex-KCWX 1000-1149 Wyborn (Mile 294) 2000 James Lalande
Rolling Stock - Cabooses
9502 Wood Caboose - Series 9501-9520 Sault Ste Marie 1981 Chris vanderHeide Collection
9511 Wood Caboose - Series 9501-9520 Sault Ste Marie 1981 Chris vanderHeide Collection
9602
9602
9602
9602
Steel Caboose - Built new for the ACR by CN's Point St Charles shops in 1976. Sault Ste Marie 1992 Morgan Turney
9603
9603
9603
Steel Caboose Sault Ste Marie 1992 Morgan Turney
9604
9604
Steel Caboose Sault Ste Marie 1992 Morgan Turney
9605 Steel Caboose Hawk Junction 1992 Morgan Turney
9606
9606
Steel Caboose Hawk Junction 1992 Morgan Turney
9607 Steel Caboose - ex-CP 434682, acquired 1992. Hawk Junction 1992 Morgan Turney
9608
9608
Steel Caboose - ex-CP 434668, acquired 1992. Hawk Junction 1992 Morgan Turney
9609 Steel Caboose - ex-CP 434662. Acquired in 1992. Steelton 1993 Blair Smith
9609 Steel Caboose - ex-CP 434662 Steelton 1992 Morgan Turney
9609 Steel Caboose - ex-CP 434662. Modified by WC for use as a remote control car (note the headlight mounted on the roof). Steelton 2001 Blair Smith
9609 Steel Caboose - ex-CP 434662 Steelton 2001 James Lalande
9609 Steel Caboose - One of three (9607-9609) cabooses acquired from the CPR in 1992. Steelton 2004 Chris vanderHeide
9609 Steel Caboose - One of three (9607-9609) cabooses acquired from the CPR in 1992. Steelton 2013 Chris vanderHeide
WC 14
WC 14
Steel Caboose - One of the ACR's Canadian National-built cabooses, rebuilt as a remote control car for push-pull operation of freight trains. Stevens Point, WI Mike Slater
WC 14
WC 14
WC 14
Steel Caboose - ex-AC 9602, rebuilt as a remote control car. Steelton Aug 1997 Blair Smith
WC 17
WC 17
Steel Caboose - ex-AC 9608, rebuilt as a remote control car. Steelton 1997 Blair Smith
Rolling Stock - Company Service
2036
2036
2036
2036
2036
2036
2036
2036
Wood Boxcar - The number is fairly illegible but is probably 2036. Several other work cars were grouped into a 2000 series number range for one reason or another. According to Blair, WC had pulled this car off an old abandoned siding at Trembley and brought it down to the Sault where it laid around for a couple years before being scrapped. Steelton 1996 Blair Smith
10001
10001
36' Wood Boxcar - Auxiliary Block Car. ex-CN. "Dominion" pattern wood box. Steelton 1980 Ken Goslet
10013 36' Wood Boxcar - ex-CN. "Dominion" pattern wood box. Steelton 1980 Ken Goslet
10016 Boom Car - support car for wrecking crane 10211. Steelton 1992 Morgan Turney
10052
10052
10052
Repair Car - north end mobile repair car. This car has a small workshop and carries supplies to effect repairs to equipment in remote locations. Shown here obviously retired and downgraded to a repair shop at Hawk Junction, replacing a larger building which was torn down. Hawk Junction 1992 Morgan Turney
10053 Repair Car Steelton 1993 Blair Smith
10053
10053
10053
10053
10053
Repair Car Steelton 1996 Blair Smith
10053 Repair Car Steelton 2001 Blair Smith
10055 Cook Car - kitchen and dining car for work trains. Steelton 1992 Morgan Turney
10061 Bunk Car - old wood caboose now used as a bunk car in work trains. Steelton 1992 Morgan Turney
Snowplow Photo of the ACR's FIRST snowplow! Built by Rhodes, Curry & Co. in Amhearst, Nova Scotia. This photo is from a company advertising booklet from around the turn of the century. Sault Ste. Marie? Dara Legere Collection
10104
10104
10104
10104
Snowplow - assigned to the northern half of the line and station at Hawk Junction. Hawk Junction 1992 Morgan Turney
10104 Snowplow - repainted into WC maroon and yellow colours Steelton 2001 Blair Smith
10104 Snowplow - Formerly the north end plow, this plow is now seen at Steelton, now sporting WC maroon and yellow. Steelton 2001 James Lalande
10105 Snowplow - 10105 was used on the Soo subdivision. This all-steel plow was built by CCF in 1914. Steelton 1992 Daniel S. Dawdy
10105
10105
Snowplow Steelton 1993 Blair Smith
10105
10105
10105
10105
Snowplow - repainted WC maroon and yellow. Steelton Aug 1997 Blair Smith
10105 Snowplow - now sporting WC's maroon and yellow, and moved to service on the northern half of the line. Hawk Junction 2001 James Lalande
10105 Snowplow Steelton 2012 Wayne Trudeau
10105 Snowplow Steelton 2013 Chris vanderHeide
10211
10211
Wreck Crane Hawk Junction 1992 Morgan Turney
10211 Wreck Crane Steelton 1993 Blair Smith
10211 Wreck Crane - with support car 10016 Steelton 1996 Blair Smith
10214

Diesel Hoist - The ACR owned an example of a rare Canadian crane. Dominion Engineering Works of Lachine, Quebec was Canada's crane and shovel manufacturer. The company, originally known as Dominion Hoist and Shovel, later the Power Crane and Shovel Division of Dominion Engineering, produced a full line of crawler, truck mounted and rail mounted cranes and shovels. Dominion shovel-cranes were popular with Canada's railways.

Beginning in 1945 Dominion offered a small rail mounted machine intended to compete with the Burro crane. It was called the "Dominion Bantam Rail Crane". Ten were sold and one, serial BC-108B went to the ACR in 1954.

It had a long life, lasting at least into the mid-1970's.

Steelton 197x? Dan Darnell
10215 Light diesel crane built by Industrial Brownhoist. No number visible. Sault Ste. Marie 1992 Morgan Turney
10215
10215
10215
10215
Diesel hoist - built by Industrial Brownhoist Steelton 1996 Blair Smith
10302 Scale Test Car - converted from one of the Algoma Central's first steel ore cars, built around 1900 by the Pressed Steel Car Co. Wawa 1981 Chris vanderHeide Collection
10358 Boxcar - 40' Steel ex-Ontario Northland Boxcar. Obviously the paint used to cover the ONR markings was not good quality, as it has begun to run and wash off. Thus, no ACR number is visible, but the Original ONT number is visible on the end of the car. Chalk markings to the right of the door may indicate that this car's current number is AC 10358. Hawk Junction   Kris Roenigk
10360 Boxcar - 40' Steel ex-Ontario Northland Boxcar. Steelton 1996 Blair Smith
10361 Boxcar - 40' Steel ex-Ontario Northland Boxcar. Steelton 1996 Blair Smith
10364
10364
Boxcar - 40' Steel ex-Ontario Northland Boxcar. Sault Ste. Marie   Morgan Turney
10475
10475
Spreader Steelton 1993 Blair Smith
10476 Spreader Hawk Junction 1992 Morgan Turney
10476 Spreader Steelton 1993 Blair Smith
10588 Boom car - used for carrying equipment for a diesel hoist. Steelton 1993 Blair Smith
10588 Boom Car - with hoist 10215 Steelton 1995 Daniel S. Dawdy
10588
10588
10588
Boom car - with hoist 10215 Steelton 1996 Blair Smith
10590 Flatcar - loaded with a pair of SD40-2 truck sideframes. Steelton 1997 Blair Smith
10591 Bucket car - hoist support car for carrying hoist buckets Steelton 1996 Blair Smith
10602
10602
10602
Bunk Car - old wood caboose now used as a bunk car in work trains. Steelton 1992 Morgan Turney
10607 Bunk Car - Hoistman's Bunk Car Steelton 1995 Daniel S. Dawdy
10607 Bunk Car - Hoistman's Bunk Car Steelton 1995 Daniel S. Dawdy
10633 Bunk Car - ex-GM&O coach Steelton 1992 Morgan Turney
10635 Bunk Car - ex-SP articulated set. Other half of set is Kitchen/Diner 10634. ex-AC 454-455. Steelton 1992 Morgan Turney
10634-10635 Kitchen/Diner Car - ex-AC 454-455, ex-SP articulated coach set Steelton 1996 Blair Smith
10634
10635
Kitchen/Diner Car - ex-AC 454-455, ex-SP articulated coach set Steelton 1997 Blair Smith
10634 Kitchen/Diner Car - ex-SP articulated set. Other half of set is Bunk car 10635. ex-AC 454-455. Steelton 2001 Blair Smith
10640 Bunk Car - former wood caboose Searchmont 1993 Blair Smith
10652 Water Tank Car Steelton 1996 Blair Smith
10654 Water Tank Car Steelton 1997 Blair Smith
10655 Water Tank Car Steelton 2001 Blair Smith
10657 Water Tank Car - ex-CN Steelton 1993 Blair Smith
10658 Water Tank Car - ex-CN Steelton 1996 Blair Smith
10658 Water Tank Car - ex-CN Steelton 1997 Blair Smith
10663 Tool Generator - ex-baggage 206. Hawk Junction   Kris Roenigk
10664 Tool Generator - ex-baggage 207. Steelton 1992 Morgan Turney
10664 Tool Generator - ex-baggage 207. Steelton 1996 Blair Smith
10664 Tool Generator - ex-baggage 207. Steelton 1997 Blair Smith
10664 Tool Generator - ex-baggage 207. Steelton 2001 Blair Smith
10665
10665
Bunk Car - old wood caboose now used as a bunk car in work trains. Steelton 1992 Morgan Turney
10668 Bunk Car - converted from a wood caboose Steelton 1981 Chris vanderHeide Collection
10670 Bunk Car - Engineman's bunk car, converted from a wood caboose Steelton 1996 Blair Smith
10690 Boxcar - 40' Steel ex-Ontario Northland Boxcar. Hawk Junction   Kris Roenigk
10692 Supply Car? - ex-3500-3800 series gondola. Steelton 1992 Morgan Turney
10715
Truck
Gondola Steelton 1996 Blair Smith
10728 40' Flatcar - loaded with wrecked hopper 8444. Steelton 1993 Blair Smith
Flatcar Flatcar - 40 flat car with small steel ends. The number is unfortunately worn off and unreadable, but the car appears to be ex AC 2200-2250 series. Hawk Junction   Kris Roenigk
Flatcar
Flatcar
Flatcar - really old 40 flat car. No visible number. Sault Ste. Marie 1992 Morgan Turney
Caboose An old wood caboose in work service, no number visible. Steelton 1996 Blair Smith
Caboose An old wood cabooses in work service. No number. Possibly the same car as above. Hawk Junction 1992 Morgan Turney
Caboose Another old wood cabooses in work service. No number. Sault Ste. Marie 1992 Morgan Turney
Trucks and Track Equipment
Track Speeders A pair of track speeders in front of the ACR enginehouse at Steelton yard. Sault Ste. Marie 2004 Chris vanderHeide
Track Speeder Track motorcar Canyon 2002 Nick Masney
Rail Heater? This interesting speeder trailer feature a large mounted propane tank feeding several nozzles along the rail on one side. Sault Ste. Marie Aug 1997 Blair Smith
Snowblower Switch Broom machine (light snowblower/flanger) Sault Ste. Marie Aug 1996 Blair Smith
Snowblower
Snowblower
Switch Broom machine (same unit as above) Sault Ste. Marie Aug 1997 Blair Smith
Snowblower
Snowblower
Switch Broom machine (light snowblower/flanger) Sault Ste. Marie Aug 1997 Blair Smith
Hi-rail pickup Ford hi-rail pickup truck used by railway workers for track inspection, etc. Agawa Canyon 2000 Chris vanderHeide
Hi-rail truck A heavier diesel hi-rail truck used by railway work crews. This truck has lots of equipment boxes and compartments on it. Franz Colin Churcher
Wisconsin Central
WC 1232
WC 1232
WC 1232
WC 1232
SW1200 Steelton Aug 1996 Blair Smith
WC 1563
WC 1563
SW1500 Steelton 2001 Blair Smith
WC 1567
WC 1567
WC SW1500 1567 switching cars at Steelton yard. Steelton 2001 Blair Smith
WC 2251 GP30 Sault Ste. Marie 2000 Chris vanderHeide
WC 3005
WC 3005
GP40 - at the head of a southbound freight at Steelton yard. Steelton Aug 1996 Blair Smith
WC 3026 WC and ONT engines at the yard in Hearst. GP40u WC 3026 (ex-AC 190) at left is the power for the regular ACR passenger train. SD45 WC 6642 will power freight train no. 5 south. ONT 1800 and 1801 will take their train east towards Cochrane. Hearst 2001 Richard Schivley
WC 3026 GP40u - Wisconsin Central GP40 #3026 used to be Algoma Central #190. The AC acquired it in 1994, and it remained AC 190 for less than a year. WC repainted 190 (3026) and 191 (3027) were both repainted into commemorative paint schemes to celebrate WC's anniversary. (WC 3027 is painted differently from 3026). Hawk Junction 2001 Richard Schivley
WC 3026
WC 3026
GP40u - ex-AC 190. Pulling the regular ACR passenger train. Hearst 2001 Richard Schivley
WC 4009 GP38M - WC 4009 is original a GP35 that has been de-turbo'ed and rebuilt as a GP38. Steelton Aug 1996 Blair Smith
WC 6529
WC 6529
SD45 Steelton Aug 1996 Blair Smith
WC 6600
WC 6600
WC SD45 6600, IC GP40-2 3110 (with Operation Lifesaver lettering) and WC GP40 3025 on the ready tracks at Sault Ste. Marie, waiting for a train. Sault Ste. Marie 2002 Nick Masney
WC 6618 SD45 Steelton Aug 1996 Blair Smith
WC 6619 WC SD45 6619 on the engine ready tracks at Steelton. Steelton 1999 Blair Smith
WC 6640
WC 6640
SD45 Steelton Feb 1999 Blair Smith
WC 21656
WC 26148
WC 26344
WC 26634
WCCL 43028
Wisconsin Central boxcars at Steelton. Sault Ste. Marie 2001 Blair Smith
WC 21648
WC 21676
WC 26010
Wisconsin Central paper service boxcars. Sault Ste. Marie 2004 Chris vanderHeide
SSAM 43303
SSAM 43327
SSAM 43346
WCCL 43101
WCCL 43102
More WC boxcars, probably for paper or lumber loading. Sault Ste. Marie 2004 Chris vanderHeide
WC 35001
WC 35008
WC 35511
A few examples of WC bulkhead flatcars, destined to Algoma Steel for loading. Sault Ste. Marie 2004 Chris vanderHeide
WC 38031 Pulpwood flatcar Steelton 2001 Blair Smith
WC 38048
WC 38009
A pair of WC pulpwood flatcars at the Besse Forest Products log loading siding next to the ACR shops. Steelton 2000 Chris vanderHeide
WC 39501 Flatcar Steelton Aug 1996 Blair Smith
WC 53253 Gondola Steelton Aug 1996 Blair Smith
WC 54000
WC 5402?
WC 54022
WC 54024
WC 54059
Several WC gondolas carrying the remains of a wreck from somewhere up on the line. Steelton 1996 Blair Smith
WC 62308 Covered Gondola - for coil steel loading. Steelton 1996 Blair Smith
WC 62630 Covered Gondola - for coil steel loading. Sault Ste. Marie 2004 Chris vanderHeide
WC 63244 Bulkhead Gondola - loaded with logs and spotted on the track scale at Steelton. Sault Ste. Marie 1996 Blair Smith
SSAM 33858 Steelton 2001 Blair Smith
WC 82008
WC 82091
WC 82099
Covered Hoppers - carrying??? Sault Ste. Marie 2004 Chris vanderHeide
SSAM 35477 Pulpwood flat - WC 2006 David Graham
WC 237028
WC 237053
WC 237103
WC 237110
WC 237544
Pulpwood flat - WC Sault Ste. Marie 2004 Chris vanderHeide
WC 120
WC 120
Ballast Hopper Steelton 1996 Blair Smith
WC 562 Boom Car - crane support car. Obviously rebuilt from an ex-Southern pulpwood flatcar. Steelton 1999 Blair Smith
GBW 132 Side dump ballast car Sault Ste. Marie 1996 Blair Smith
GBW 153 Some shorty GBW ore hoppers in the ACR/HCRY interchange yard. Sault Ste. Marie 2002 Nick Masney
GBW 190
GBW 190
Spreader Sault Ste. Marie 1996 Blair Smith
Cranes A pair of WC diesel hoists behind the ACR shops. Sault Ste. Marie 2002 Nick Masney
Snowplows A variety of WC snowfighting equipment at Steelton yard. The two wedge plows are ex ACR 10104 and 10105. Sault Ste. Marie 2002 Ed Borus
Canadian National
CN 9555 CN 9555 GP40-2L(W) in the enginehouse at Sault Ste. Marie. Sault Ste. Marie 2002 Nick Masney
CN 1431 CN GMD1 1431 switching Steelton yard. Sault Ste. Marie 2004 Chris vanderHeide
CN 4714
CN 4714
CN GP38-2 4714, GP38-2 4712, GP40-2L 9450 and WC SD45 7581 lead a train from the States into Sault Ste. Marie across the re-aligned connecting track. Sault Ste. Marie 2004 Chris vanderHeide
WC 7581 The same consist as above, an hour or so later. Having dropped their train they now lift the US bound traffic from the yard and depart once more. Sault Ste. Marie 2004 Chris vanderHeide
CN 9461
CN 9542
CN 9461
CN GP40-2Ls 9461 and 9542 are the power on this day's tour train, shown here returning in the early evening as southbound no. 4. Sault Ste. Marie 2004 Chris vanderHeide
CN 603120 CN flatcars for steel loading. Sault Ste. Marie 1997 Blair Smith
CN 156120
CN 156208
Gondola - 65' mill gondolas for steel loading, for interchange with CN at Oba. Steelton 1993 Blair Smith
CN 137164
CN 190780
CN gondolas for steel loading. Sault Ste. Marie 2004 Chris vanderHeide
IC 295527
IC 299615
IC (CN) steel coil cars. Sault Ste. Marie 2004 Chris vanderHeide
GTW 187977 Coil Steel Car Hawk Junction 2013 Chris vanderHeide
CN 618212 Flatcar - loaded with steel plate Hawk Junction 2013 Chris vanderHeide
CN 557636
CN 557636
IC 532831
IC 532864
IC 532873
Some CN and IC double-door boxcars for wood products service. Sault Ste. Marie 2004 Chris vanderHeide
CN 615027
CN 615745
CN pulpwood flatcars being loading behind the former ACR car shops. Sault Ste. Marie 2004 Chris vanderHeide
CN Speeders A couple of CN motor cars parked in front of the enginehouse. Sault Ste. Marie 2004 Chris vanderHeide
CN 9524
CN 9524
CN 9540
A pair of CN GP40-2Ls prepare for depature with the Agawa Canyon Tour Train. Sault Ste. Marie 2008 Neil Thompson
CN 9540 The Agawa Canyon Tour train waits at Canyon for its return trip to the Sault. Canyon 2008 Neil Thompson
WC 35022
WC 35022
WC 35022
CN 53242
A pair of maintenance cars at Canyon: a WC flatcar loaded with trash dumpsters and a CN side-dump ballast car. Canyon 2008 Neil Thompson
Huron Central
HCRY 201
HCRY 201
GP9 Sault Ste. Marie Jul 2001 Blair Smith
HCRY 3010
HCRY 3010
HCRY 3010
GP40-2L - ex-CN Sault Ste. Marie 2013 Chris vanderHeide
HCRY 3011 GP40-2L - ex-CN Sault Ste. Marie 2013 Chris vanderHeide
HCRY 3013 GP40-2(W) - ex-CN Sault Ste. Marie 2013 Chris vanderHeide
QGRY 1501
QGRY 1501
SW1500 Sault Ste. Marie 2012 Wayne Trudeau
QGRY 1501 SW1500 Sault Ste. Marie 2013 Chris vanderHeide
QGRY 2006
QGRY 2006
QGRY 2008
Quebec-Gatineau (QGRY) GP35m (rebuilt to GP38-2) 2006 and GP38 2008 are the power on HCRY train 912, shown here switching the former ACR interchange and the Huron Central yard. Sault Ste. Marie 2004 Chris vanderHeide
QGRY 2006 QGRY 2006 peforms switching duties at Huron Central's Sault Ste. Marie yard. Sault Ste. Marie 2009 Brian Switzer
QGRY 2006
QGRY 2006
Huron Central power awaiting assignment at Sault Ste. Marie. Visible are GP35m QGRY 2006, GP40-2L HCRY 3010 and SW1500 HCRY 1501. Sault Ste. Marie 2009 Brendan Frisina
HCRY 497136
HCRY 497216
HCRY 497265
Huron Central coil steel cars. Acquired from CSX in 1998, these appear to no longer be on the roster. Sault Ste. Marie Wolf Kirchmeir
QGRY 2700
HCRY 70010
HCRY 70029
Several Huron Central pulpwood flatcars. The two HCRY cars are in the Huron Central yard, while the QGRY car is on the CN train leaving the Sault for the USA. Sault Ste. Marie 2004 Chris vanderHeide
HCRY 70014
HCRY 70020
Pulpwood flatcars - ex-CN/DWC various Sault Ste. Marie 2012 Wayne Trudeau
HCRY 70002
HCRY 70005
HCRY 70007
HCRY 70008
HCRY 70019
HCRY 70027
Pulpwood flatcars - ex-CN/DWC various Sault Ste. Marie 2013 Chris vanderHeide
HCRY 70013
HCRY 70014
HCRY 70016
Pulpwood flatcars - ex-CN/DWC various Sault Ste. Marie 2014 Chris vanderHeide
LRIX 2700
LRIX 2701
Pulpwood flatcars owned by Lake Superior Eastern Rail Industries - series LRIX 2700-2708 (ex-QGRY 2700-2708). These are used, along with the HCRY cars above, in captive service between Sault Ste. Marie and Espanola. Sault Ste. Marie 2013 Chris vanderHeide
LRIX 2708 Pulpwood flatcars owned by Lake Superior Eastern Rail Industries - series LRIX 2700-2708 (ex-QGRY 2700-2708). Sault Ste. Marie 2013 Chris vanderHeide
LRIX 2712
LRIX 2714
LRIX 2715
LRIX 2716
Pulpwood flatcars owned by Lake Superior Eastern Rail Industries - series LRIX 2709-2719 Sault Ste. Marie 2014 Chris vanderHeide
LRIX 2721
LRIX 2722
LRIX 2724
LRIX 2728
LRIX 2728
Pulpwood flatcars owned by Lake Superior Eastern Rail Industries - series LRIX 2720-2729 (ex-CP) Sault Ste. Marie 2013 Chris vanderHeide
QGRY 80188 A Quebec-Gatineau (QGRY) paper service boxcar at the former Algoma Central yard. Quebec-Gatineau is owned by Genesse Rail One, the same parent company as Huron Central and these QGRY boxcars were common for paper loads over the HCRY. Sault Ste. Marie 2004 Chris vanderHeide
Ontario Northland
ONT 1800 & 1801 Ontario Northland (ON Rail) GP38-2 1800 and 1801 at Hearst, ON, junction point between the ACR and ONR. Hearst 2001 Richard Schivley
ONT 1801 GP38-2 - local power at Hearst. Hearst 2014 Chris vanderHeide
ONT 851 During the busy fall colours season, the Algoma Central would often rent extra passenger coaches from VIA Rail and Ontario Northland for use on the Agawa Canyon tour train. Bellevue 1996 Blair Smith
ONT 92060
ONT 92077
40' Boxcar - At the time of this photo, these two cars are in express freight service on the ONR line to Moosonee, but they were rebuilt in the mid 1960s from regular 6' door cars for paper service. Some US and western Canada traffic from the Ontario Northland would have been routed via Hearst over the ACR. Most of these 40' boxcars were marked "Return to Iroquois Falls when empty" for the large Abitibi Paper mill there. Cochrane, ON 1999 Chris vanderHeide
ONT 92066 40' Boxcar - company service Hearst 2015 Chris vanderHeide
ONT 7908 50' Boxcar - A more modern ONT boxcar at Sault Ste. Marie. This series of boxcars is assigned to metal refinery products, probably copper ingots from Kidd (near Timmins) or Rouyn-Noranda, via Hearst. Sault Ste. Marie 2004 Chris vanderHeide
ONT 4108
ONT 4127
ONT 4136
NOKL 734577
Lumber Flatcars - several ONT and leased NOKL lumber flatcars at Hearst. These are loaded at sawmills in at Hearst and Calstock, and some of the lumber loads are also routed south over the CN (former Algoma Central) into the midwest United States. Hearst 2013 Chris vanderHeide
Other
AM 921
AM 921
A 50' gondola from Arkansas & Missouri RR at Steelton yard. Steelton 1996 Blair Smith
CP 209417 Boxcar - pulp or paper service. Steelton 1996 Blair Smith
CP 317156 Flatcar - CP bulkhead flatcar loaded with steel beams from Algoma Steel. Steelton 1997 Blair Smith
CP 337356 Gondola - 65' mill gondola for steel loading. Steelton 1996 Blair Smith
WCRC 20179 Flatcar - Modern lumber flatcar Steelton Aug 1997 Blair Smith
BFPX 1010
BFPX 1122
BFPX 1131
Some flatcars owned by Besse Forest Products which during the early 2000s operated some pulpwood loading tracks on the ACR's Steelton Yard property. Sault Ste. Marie 2004 Chris vanderHeide
GATX 16309
GATX 36508
GATX 53104
Tank Car - clay slurry (Dry Branch Kaolin). Steelton 1996 Blair Smith
UTLX 300400 Tank Car - clay slurry for St. Marys Paper. Leased to Omya. The clay (calcium carbonate) is used for high-grade coated printing papers, like those used for magazines as opposed to newsprint. Sault Ste. Marie 2000 Chris vanderHeide
UTLX 301322
TILX 16215
Tank Car - More Omya slurry tank cars. Sault Ste. Marie 2004 Chris vanderHeide
ACFX 79202 Tank car - carrying clay slurry for St. Marys Paper. This car leased to Thiele Kaolin of Sandersville, Georgia. Sault Ste. Marie 2004 Chris vanderHeide
PROX 16566 Tank car - Sulphuric acid Sault Ste. Marie 2004 Chris vanderHeide
LVRC 5268 Boxcar - pulp or paper service? Sault Ste. Marie 2001 Blair Smith
NOKL 520013
TOE 3073
TOE 5726
WCTR 100891
WCTR 100982
Various shortline 50' double-door boxcars, probably for lumber or plywood loading. Sault Ste. Marie 2004 Chris vanderHeide
AVL 155351 A General Electric-owned shortline boxcar, probably loaded with paper or woodpulp. A similar AVL car is referenced on a switchlist from the early 1990s at Franz. Sault Ste. Marie 1990s? James Kirkman
CP 207289
CP 214045
CP 216141
HS 61213
HS 61461
QC 77240
SLGG 11332
Various boxcars used by Canadian Pacific for paper or pulp service. Note the carbody vents added to some cars in woodpulp service. Sault Ste. Marie 2004 Chris vanderHeide
BR 50202
CPAA 211205
CP 214161
CP 214511
HS 61554
YVRR 7010
Various boxcars used by Canadian Pacific for paper or pulp service. Note the carbody vents added to some cars in woodpulp service. Hawk Junction 2015 Chris vanderHeide
CP 304193
CP 304864
CP 316393
Pulpwood flatcars Sault Ste. Marie 2004 Chris vanderHeide
CP 315513
CP 316235
Flatcars - most likely for steel loading. Sault Ste. Marie 2004 Chris vanderHeide
CP 344507
CP 344708
CP 344716
CP 344721
CP 346348
CP 346385
Covered steel service gondolas. In 1998 Algoma Steel opened a new coil production facility and began shipping large amounts of sheet steel over the CP. HCRY 911/912 are often composed largely of coil steel cars. A lot of this traffic heads to a steel distributor in Hamilton. The cars here are all shown either at Aberdeen yard in Hamilton or in the "Steel Train" from Sudbury to Hamilton. The CP 346xxx cars were purchased from Thrall Car in 1998. Hamilton 2004-2007 Chris vanderHeide
NOKL 381037 Coil Steel Car - another steel coil car at the Huron Central (ex-CP) yard in the Sault. Sault Ste. Marie 2004 Chris vanderHeide
CIGX 802949
CIGX 802967
CIGX 802984
CIGX 803007
CIGX 803014
CIGX 803016
CIGX 803022
CIGX 803024
CIGX 803045
CIGX 803049
CIGX 803059
CIGX 803842
FURX 380797
FURX 382407
Several coil steel cars leased from CIT Group and First Union. These are now the primary cars for shipping steel coils east over the Huron Central/Canadian Pacific route. Sault Ste. Marie 2013-2014 Chris vanderHeide
CP 343642
CP 343749
Woodchip cars - this type of CPR woodchip car would have been used in woodchip service from Dubreil Forest Products in Dubreilville to James River Pulp and Paper in Marathon, ON (via Franz) David Graham
GCCX 1064
GCCX 1101
GCCX 1154
GCCX 1192
GCCX 1206
GCCX 1208
GCCX 1272
GIEX 90012
GIEX 90172
GIEX 90226
GIEX 90245
GIEX 90251
GIEX 90262
GIEX 90418
SSAM 33267
SSAM 33348
SSAM 33793
SSAM 33829
SSAM 33908
SSAM 33915
WC 33069
WC 33126
WC 33184
Around 2001 Wisconsin Central began shipping ore to Algoma Steel from a mine in Upper Michigan. Here's a collection of hoppers currently used for this service. I also found a pair of old AC 8600 series hoppers mixed in with these, but except for those two cars, all the hoppers I saw were GCCX, GIEX, SSAM and WC. SSAM and WC marked cars are of course owned by Wisconsin Central. The GCCX and GIEX cars are leased from GATX Inc. Sault Ste. Marie 2004 Chris vanderHeide
BLE 65046
BLE 65118
HLMX 11800
HLMX 11802
HLMX 11816
HLMX 11839
HLMX 43081
HLMX 43227
HLMX 43228
HLMX 43300
HPJX 30018
HPJX 30048
HPJX 30070
HPJX 30165
SSAM 33348
Hoppers in Tilden ore service in 2013, mostly leased from Helm Financial with a few CN family cars mixed in. Sault Ste. Marie 2013 Chris vanderHeide
CN 136995
CN 137900
Gondola, covered - these two gondolas equipped with fiberglass covers were heading at Cochrane on the Ontario Northland heading west towards Hearst with loads of copper concentrate from Kidd Creek Mine near Timmins. This same pair of cars was photographed by another railfan less than two weeks later heading out of the smelter at Trail, BC. These cars would have routed over the former ACR from Hearst to Oba on the way to British Columbia. Cochrane, ON 2013 Chris vanderHeide/td>
PROX 41508 Tank Car - general service tank, placarded for gasoline. Probably servicing a fuel depot in Sault Ste. Marie (served by HCRY) from western refineries. Hawk Junction 2013 Chris vanderHeide
GLMX 1023 Gondola - scrap metal service, owned by Legault Metals, based in northern Quebec near Noranda. These cars route over the Ontario Northland from Noranda to Hearst and then down the former ACR line, likely carrying scrap to Essar Steel Algoma. Hearst 2013 Chris vanderHeide
ESAX 010
ESAX 025
Bulkhead Flatcar - new (acquired in 2014) bulkhead flatcars owned by Essar Steel Algoma, in the Huron Central yard at Sault Ste. Marie Sault Ste. Marie 2015 Chris vanderHeide
ESAX 038
ESAX 038
ESAX 038
Bulkhead Flatcar - new (acquired in 2014) bulkhead flatcars owned by Essar Steel Algoma, on CP at White River White River, ON 2015 Chris vanderHeide
CGTX 15941
GATX 90728
Tank Car, Sodium Hydroxide - not sure where these were heading, probably bridge traffic to a mill on CP via Franz. Hawk Junction 2015 Chris vanderHeide
NOKL 733804 Flatcar, centrebeam - Lumber service flatcar loaded with a load from Scierie Landrienne Inc. (Landrienne, QC) In the southbound freight departing Hearst. Wyborn 2015 Chris vanderHeide
NOKL 732348 Flatcar, centrebeam - Lumber service flatcar loaded with a load from Lecours Lumber (Calstock, ON) In the southbound freight departing Hearst. Wyborn 2015 Chris vanderHeide
MWCX 200115
MWCX 200381
MWCX 200475
RGCX 200539
Gondola - gondolas in copper concentrate service at Hearst. This is new traffic (as of 2014) routing over the ACR and Ontario Northland from upper Michigan to the smelter at Rouyn-Noranda, QC. Hearst 2015 Chris vanderHeide

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