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Roberval - Saguenay

Roster electric and steam

Predecessor Ha! Ha! Bay 1 a 2-4-2T Tractive effort 13,740 lbs. MLW 3/1910
New cost $7,000 Became Roberval Saguenay 1.
Sold in 7/1940 to Aluminum Company of Canada.

Courtesy of Rio Tinto Alcan, Ian Stronach Collection

Chicoutimi Pulp 1 Courtesy of Rio Tinto Alcan, Ian Stronach Collection

Chicoutimi Pulp 5 a 200 h.p. steeplecab electric. Built by La Cie de Pulpe de Chicoutimi machine shop using four, Westinghouse Type 56, 50 h.p. Railway Electric Motors. B-B configuration on wooden trucks.
Acquired in 1913 and retired in 1949. Courtesy of Rio Tinto Alcan, Ian Stronach Collection

Roberval-Saguenay 6. Baldwin-Westinghouse built in 1912. Rebuilt as diesel-electric 8 (see below).

R-S 7 Built by General Electric, Schenectady, # 1458 1917. 500 volts. Class 100-8-A.
Acquired from Van Loan Corporation but never used at Chicoutimi West. Scrapped 1952.
Courtesy of Rio Tinto Alcan, Ian Stronach Collection

R-S 8 (ex Chicoutimi Light and Power Company). Body built locally (?).
Canadian Westinghouse 3/1913, 200 h.p. (four type 93-A, 50 h.p. Railway Electric Motors).
Courtesy of Rio Tinto Alcan, Ian Stronach Collection

#6 – 2-6-0 - Ex C&P 3 contractor on NTR
Acquired in 6/1916 secondhand from the Canadian Equipment Company.
Cyl. 19" x 26" Drv. 50" t.e. 28,720 lbs. Built by MLW 44263 1910
Sold to Alma and Jonquières in 1923 .
Courtesy of Rio Tinto Alcan, Ian Stronach Collection

4-6-0 10 (acq. 7/1920 ex T&NO 105) Cyl. 19" x 24" Drv. 56" Press. 180 t.e. 23,760 CLC 689 3/1906
Acquired from Canadian Equipment Co. (D) looking brand new at Bagotville shop. Retired 1932.
Courtesy of Rio Tinto Alcan, Ian Stronach Collection

R-S 10 years later with 6 behind it. Courtesy of Rio Tinto Alcan, Ian Stronach Collection

Ten-wheeler 11 (acq. 9/1920 ex T&NO 108) CLC #692 3/1906 Retired 1925.
Courtesy of Rio Tinto Alcan, Ian Stronach Collection

12 0-6-0 acq. 3/1926 ex Alton and Southern (Alcoa-owned) Alco Cooke 1902 Scrapped 3/1953
Courtesy of Rio Tinto Alcan, Ian Stronach Collection

13 one of two identical 2-6-0's Cyl.20" x 26" Drv. 50" t.e. 35,400 lbs. MLW 67427 9/1927 Arvida.
Courtesy of Rio Tinto Alcan, Ian Stronach Collection

14 Mogul 2-6-0 MLW 67428 5/1926
Sold to Alma and Jonquières in 1941
Courtesy of Rio Tinto Alcan, Ian Stronach Collection

15 0-4-0T (acq. 1/1928 ex Quebec Development Co.104) Built as Alma & Jonquiere 1
t.e. 14,400 MLW 64710 1923 Arvida 1938

15 0-4-2T (built as 0-4-0T see above) Port Alfred. Sold 1951 to Alcan, Chute du Diable.
Courtesy of Rio Tinto Alcan, Ian Stronach Collection

15 preserved at old pulp mill museum in Chicoutimi. 7/16/2011 Marc G. Vallieres

16 looking pretty nice at Arvida. CLC #1923 6/1937
Cyl. 23x30 Drv. 57" 200# 47300 t.e. 201 tons working order.
Courtesy of Rio Tinto Alcan, Ian Stronach Collection

16 and 17 were two 2-8-0's built for Roberval Saguenay long after other railways had turned to 2-8-2's,
these modern looking engines were equipped with vestibule cabs and stoker.
They were the last domestic 2-8-0's built in North America.

17 on the table at Arvida. CLC #1959 1/1940 Courtesy of Rio Tinto Alcan, Ian Stronach Collection


A much rebuilt shop switcher that was first an electric as number 6, then in 1941 a homemade rebuild diesel-electric
with wheel arrangement of 1A-1A. It was rebuilt in 1950 as a battery-electric shop switcher.
Note the stencilled weight of 73450 (37 tons) B-W #38411 9/1912
Arvida, Que. 8/27/1971 David M. More


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