Port of Montreal
Thurso & Nation Valley
A - U
ex Resolute Forest Products 7910, Alma. Shown at Montreal 10/12/2015
CFFX (Chemin de Fer du Fjord) 26 on short term lease switching at Abitibi-Consolidated,
CANAC 1336 (ex CN 1336) SW1200RS switching Abitibi Consolidated's Division
Kenogami in Saguenay.
Un-numbered unit acq. 4/1967 ex AAM (D) nee
Wabash 43-ton 300 HP GE 12496 7/1939
Axiall Canada Inc.
CSX 2383 a GP39 constrol slug switching Axiall at M.225.5 Montreal Sub. September 16, 2016
AXLX 7602 acq. 2011 ex POM (Port of Montreal) 7602 SW1001 EMD 758024-2
Note: Only 4 SW1001 sold by GMD (built by EMD) in Canada.
PPG_01 acq. 1996 (ex CN 7941 2nd, nee 7241) SW900 GMD A1193 12/1957
CANX 1349 (ex CN 1349) leased short term 2005. SW1200RS GMD A1799 6/1959
Canadian Refractories Ltd.
Timber and Mining
Canadian Refractories Ltd. No. 1 65-ton 550 HP GE 30807
2/1951 Rebuilt CGE Peterborough 6/1964
Holcim (Canada) Inc. CSLX 100 nee CP 6622 S-11 MLW #82564 7/1959 fresh
out of CAD in Montreal 5/04/2014
IMTT-Quebec 321, acq. 6/2010 (ex East Jersey Rail Road and Terminal
Porlier Express Inc. MP-100 GMD1 (ex CN 1422
r/b 6/1989 nee 1076 GMD 4/1960)
Unlettered and unnumbered Sidbec Dosco 35-ton 240 hp CLC-Whitcomb 2645
Unlettered and unnumbered Sidbec Dosco acq. 7/1983 80-ton GE 31194
Can-Car 1 Whitcomb 65-tonner Ville St-Pierre 10/21/1967 Peter Cox
Rio Tinto Alcan Bauxite and Alumina. A rather bizarre unit that
has escaped everyone as it is hidden deep within Arvida. It was acquired
from Germany in 1982 or 1983 when the new calcining furnace for alumina
was built using Germany technology. It came with the technology package.
It apparently is a B-B arrangement with a diesel mechanical or hydraulic
drive. The unit is remote controlled and has a coupler only at the rear
end. It is used for moving cuts of empty covered hoppers from the R
& S yard tracks into the car loader and then moving the loaded cars
of alumina to the adjacent yard tracks for the R & S to lift.
PHLX 1 acq. 9/2010 (ex Domtar 28-137 nee CN 7734) SW1200 GMD A1809
NOTE: The Norkraft Domtar pulp mill in Lebel-Sur-Quevillon (QC) had been stopped since November 2005 by a lock out, the mill permanently closed December 18 2008. The pulp mill and the sawmill, also closed, were responsible for 70% of the job in this one industry town of 3000 citizens located 600km north of Montreal.
Ex Kruger Inc. 240 Trois-Rivieres (formerly Domtar Newsprint, nee St.Lawrence
Canadian General Transportation no number 50-tonner GE 29870 6/1948 nee Price Bros. No.5 spent its first forty years in Alma then to CGTX tank car facility in Riviere des Prairies. Shown here waiting scrapping by Andrew Merrilees (D) in Montreal. April 2004 Paul McGrane.
Three units at what was originally Noranda Mines Ltd.
in Noranda. At right is 25, while hiding behind 27 is 18 another 80-tonner,
this one acquired new by Noranda Mines Ltd. 470 HP GE 32737 15/1956.
All remote controlled with two man crew.
E.B.Eddy 2 GE 25-ton Hull January 1972 Stan Jones/Bruce Chapman Collection
E.B.Eddy #nil GE 50 ton #27935 12/1946 (Rebuilt 1951 with Cummins engines
and from 45 ton).
Francon Construction 250-05 Plymouth 30-ton MDT #5854 6/1955 Walkley
Yard, Ottawa November 1972
Ronsco, Inc. Railcar
repair facility. Coteau-du-Lac (Cedars) March 26, 2016
Smurfit-Stone Container (Canada) 2 (acq. 3/1969 ex L&N
24) Alco S-1 #73586 9/1945 October 6, 2006 Sean Kelly
Located in Portage-du-Fort, Quebec, formerly, Abitibi-Consolidated,
A long history came to an end when the mill closed down
permanently October 31, 2008 with the loss 218 jobs.
Stone Consolidated 4 acq. 1986 as Consolidated Bathurst
3 nee Rock Island 911. SW900 EMD 23461 9/1959.
Holcim Ltd. Z100 (formerly,
Ciment St-Laurent, Ciment Independant)
AGHX 1999 Ciment St-Laurent Cummins 600hp re-engined Alco RS3 #78366
11/1950 Joliette 3/2004
It had an unusual joy stick control following conversion to industrial use. It had little or no use at Joliette due to a major failure and was returned (possibly only leased as relief for Z100 (above) to Andrew Merrilees (D) and eventually scrapped.
Quebec North Shore Paper 22 (acq.6/1979) ex Roberval & Saguenay
22 RS-2 MLW #81185 4/1955
Ciment Quebec 50-ton B GE St.Basile-de-Portneuf Erick Pelletier
Hydro Quebec 12-012 Plymouth JLC-2 gas #2801 2/1928 CRM, Delson. June
30, 1985 Gordon J. Strathdee
Les Entreprises Martin Lajeunesse Romeo & Juliette
acq. 5/2002 (ex St.Lawrence Cement, Beauport) GE 45-tonner #32243 8/1954
This is a trucking company that operates a wood
chip reload centre on its new nearly 1 km spur to the revived Quebec
Central, East Angus. They ship the chips to the Kruger paper mill in
Bromptonville, QC and Domtar in Windsor, QC.
Port of Montreal
Thurso & Nation Valley
Union Carbide No# Whitcomb 65-ton 65DE19A #60440 4/1944
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