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Dow Chemical Canada

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

Mile 3.4 Fort Saskatchewan Spur, off Mile 107.5 CN Vegreville Subdivision

Prentiss, Alberta
Formerly, Union Carbide Canada

Mile 21.1 CN Brazeau Sub. and Mile 0.0 CP Brechter Sub.

 

The Fort Saskatchewan site celebrated 50 years of operations in 2011 and is one of two sites in the province that comprise Dow Canada's Alberta Operations. Situated on 2128 acres, the Fort Saskatchewan site forms one of the largest petrochemical complexes in Canada.

NOTE: 2014 a new switching contractor took over. SGS Petroleum Services Corp, Baton Rouge, LA

Rail operations for Dow were handled by Railserve Canada Inc. of Railserve, Atlanta, Georgia.

RSSX = Rail Switching Services

RSSX 5602 LEAF Genset ex RSSX 1802 ex CCP 1602 ex MKT 119, nee 1529 GP7 EMD 17087 12/1952
Enroute from Prentiss through Durand, MI Jack Smith

RSSX 473 LEAF gen-set unit enroute to Dow Chemical, Fort Saskatchewan.
Built as IC 9073 GP9 EMD 20152 1/55 remanufactured 7/69 Paducah GP10 8073.
Became IAIS 473 then RailServe 473. UP St.Paul yard 11/07/2009 Kevin Klitzke

 

RSSX 8321 LEAF (Lower Emissions and Fuel) Tier III gen-set unit. ex IC 8321 GP10 nee C&O 6005 GP9
Railserve Canada Inc. switching contractor at Dow Chemical Fort Saskatchewan, AB. 2/15/2010 Jesse Acorn

DOWX 1001 acq. 7/1979 (ex SP 1246, 1079) Alco S-6 900 hp #82281 11/1956 Gord Hilderman
One of a fleet of ex Southern Pacific S-6's owned by Dow.

1001 now outfitted with remote control. Note switch broom! August 30, 2000 Fred Clark

1001 now outfitted with remote control. acq. 6/1980 (ex SP1223,1056) S-6 Alco 81727 6/1956
August 30, 2000 Fred Clark

RSSX 1003 ex DOWX 1003 Sold 2009 to Railserve Canada
CN Scotford Yard 12/31/2009 Steve Arnot

DOWX 1004 with remote control. August 30, 2000 Fred Clark

DOWX 1004 acq. 4/1984 ex SP 1237 S-6 Alco #81811 9/1956
Fort Saskatchewan 3/14/2010 Jesse Acorn
Note portable remote control equipment hung on front handrails.

DOWX 1005 acq. 8/1987 ex BNSF 4197 nee NP 917 RS-11 Alco #83587 6/1960
August 7, 1998 Fred Clark

DOWX 1005 A well-picked over carcass! 3/14/2010 Jesse Acorn

DOWX 1006 cannibalized. Acq. 8/1987 ex SP 4188 nee NP 908 Alco #82952 7/1958
August 7, 1998 Fred Clark

1008 in Canadian Railserve (1065) paint. Acq. 1997 ex Vancouver Wharves 26:2 ex 30, ex SP 1232 nee 1065
S-6 Alco 81806 8/1956 August 7, 1998 Fred Clark

1008 now in Dow paint scheme. August 30, 2000 Fred Clark
Became RSSX 1008 at Alberta and Orient Glycol, Blackfalds, AB (see main Alberta gallery)

DOWX 1009 acq. 1997 ex Canadian Railserve 1053 ex Vancouver Wharves 21:2, ex Tacoma Municipal Belt Line 950
ex SP1220, nee 1053. S-6 Alco 81724 6/1956 August 21, 2002 Fred Clark

DOW 1010 acq. 1998 (ex Canadian Railserve 80, Neptune Bulk Terminals 80, nee SP 1271, 4635) S-6 900hp
Alco #81422 11/1956 Fort Saskatchewan, AB 10/13/2009 Steve Arnot


Prentiss, Alberta

Switched by Procor-Railserve (Joint Venture).

PRS 353 acq. 4/2001 (ex SSW 2292) SW1200 EMD 31573 4/1966 August 22, 2002 Fred Clark

RS 3840 acq. 2000 (ex OMLX ex NWP ex SP 3840 ex SP 3654 nee T&NO 450) GP9E EMD 25146 2/1959.
June 20, 2001 Fred Clark



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