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Canexus Chemicals Canada Inc.

North Vancouver

This was the Hooker Chemical facility when built in 1957, and subsequently changed to
Canadian Occidental Petroleum (Can Oxy), in 1969. In 1995 it again changed to
CXY Chemicals Canada Ltd., then again to Nexen Chemicals in 2001.
Finally, it changed to Canexus Chemicals Canada in mid-2006 to present.

Canexus Chemicals Canada plant as seen from the Iron Workers Memorial Bridge, North Vancouver.
This plant produces Chlorine, Sodium Chlorate, Caustic, & Hydrochloric Acid.
04/17/2012 Andy Cassidy

SRY 905 switching Canexus plant 11/13/2011 Andy Cassidy

Since 2007 Southern Railway of British Columbia has provided a unit and maintenance.

Nexen 149 (leased Titan Railway Service (D), Tacoma 4/1988) ex General Metals, Tacoma, WA.
ex BN 149 10/85 nee GN 17 SW9 EMD 13297 5/51
RIP and diesel track 06/01/2002 Andy Cassidy

CXY Chemicals 149 and 102 in background. 04/11/2000 Andy Cassidy

PTS 102 (for several years this only unit was leased from various dealers, here it was Titan, ex Northern Rail Service (D), ex Pacific Transportation Service,) ex BN 595 nee SP&S 42. SW9 EMD 13297 5/1951

Power assemblies being removed from CXY 149 for repair.

Hooker Chemicals #nil 80-ton Whitcomb #60322 9/43 North Vancouver, Jan.1974 Douglas Sanford
Transferred from Hooker in Tacoma, WA. acq. 1947 ex US War Dept. 7203 Kankakee Ordnance Works.


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