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Agrium Inc.
Phosphate mine, Opasatika, near Kapuskasing

Note: Mine closed. Last loads out 6/30/2013

SW8 7731 switching. Recent photo.
NOTE: Caption and credit misplaced for this and mine pit photo. When I find it, I will update.

Enlarged image

7731 switching the mine.

Note: 2 was renumbered 7732 to follow existing unit ex CANX 7731 another SW8.

Agrium 7731 acq. 2/2003 Canac (D) (ex Cargill Grain 14, ex SCL 14 nee ACL 54) SW8 EMD 15953 3/1952
Believed to on the way to or from a contract shop in Sudbury or Capreol. 9/23/2006 North Bay James Lalande

Note: Canac applied engine block from CN 7731 nee 7031 SW1200 which
was later scrapped as CANX 14:2nd account frame damage.

Acq. 6/1999 re-engined with Cummins 600hp Alco RS3 #78366 11/1950
ONR Cochrane yard, 8/27/1999, David Rudyk

ex Minnesota Power & Light 1, Boswell Energy Center, Cohasset, MN,
ex Scotia Coal 1058, ex Missouri Pacific 1058,
nee Alton & Southern 1058/43

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