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Algoma Steel Inc. (Formerly; The Algoma Steel Corporation Ltd.)

Algoma Steel history Detailed Company History (LINK)

Tube Div. and Cdn. Furnace Div.

Narrow gauge (36" )


Rolling stock used for intra-plant service

 

6, one of five GE 50-ton 300 HP units. GE #35149 12/1964
July 16, 1979 Frank Vollhardt Collection
Note the unique articulated trucks with one traction motor each.
All were ballasted to 55 tons in 1970.
EBT M-7

7, one of two GE 87 1/2 ton units. GE #39003 6/1975 July 16, 1979. Frank Vollhardt Collection

Two more photos of this unique engine, as Algoma Steel 7 and
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge 7 "Big Al".

Standard Gauge

8 a weird looking 35-ton unit. Acq. 1978 (ex Mannesman Tube, nee Imperial Oil 11, Sarnia)
GE #31197 1/1952 July 16, 1979 Frank Vollhardt Collection

First of 13 GE 80-ton units purchased new between 1949 and 1952. GE #30478 8/1949 Wayne Brittain
30, became first unit equipped with remote control, 1988. Many units had dual controls. Note the re-located headlights.
Originally built as 470 hp units, they were later re-engined with Cummins diesels rated at 550 hp.

30 switching some coil steel that looks to been banged up! 7/07/1979 Tim Vermande

34, 80-ton GE #30964 4/1951 July 16, 1979 Frank Vollhardt Collection
Note different safety slogans on various units.

34 switching with Algoma Central 140 nearby. August 21, 1975 Al Howlett

36 80-ton GE #30966 4/1951 6/21/1975 Wolf Kirchmeir

This unit was transferred in 1978 to Algoma Steel, Tube Division, GE #30967 5/1951 Wayne Brittain

Note air tanks. Units 30, 31, 37, 38, 41 and 42 were equipped with 72 cfm air compressors and 60,000 cu.in. reservoirs.
38 GE #30968 12/1951 April 18, 1969 Collection of Harry Schimm

41 GE #31187 5/1952 showing plenty of dirt. 4/25/90 Peter Raschke/Clayton Langstaff Collection


Note low clearance cab option for steel mills. 50 GMD 800 hp SW8 A277 6/1952 Wayne Brittain
Note: Weight increased from 115 tons to 130 tons c1960's.
Still at work after more than half a century of hard service.

Low clearance cab 51, equipped with dual controls. Weight 130 tons. GMD 900 hp SW900 A2060 6/1964
May 9, 1969 Collection of Harry Schimm

Still hard at work! Steelton July 5, 1997 Bill Sanderson

 

53 acq. 2000 (ex CANX 1356, ex C&GT 104, nee CN 1356) 1200 HP SW1200RS GMD A1806 7/1959
Summer 2002 Wayne Brittain
One of two (inc.52 ex CN 1342) CANAC lease units acquired in 2000 and modified with low clearance cabs.

60, acq. 8/75 (ex GE Demonstrator #1) one of two 110-ton units. GE #39001 11/1974
May 2, 1987 F. Clark

Two views of 61 (above and below) Al Howlett

 



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