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Dominion Bridge
Article 1916


Noranda Mines Ltd.

Port of Montreal
Formerly, NHB

SOPOR
Port of Baie-Comeau
Rail Ferry

Thurso & Nation Valley
(Thurso Pulp & Paper)


A - U

Abitibi

ex Resolute Forest Products 7910, Alma. Shown at Montreal 10/12/2015 enroute Ronsco.
Abitibi-Consolidated 7910 (acq. 1990) ex CN 7910:2nd, 7210, nee 8645) SW900 GMD A574 1/1954

CFFX (Chemin de Fer du Fjord) 26 on short term lease switching at Abitibi-Consolidated, Alma.
July 22, 2006 Rod Bushway (Formerly, Abitibi-Price, originally, Price Bros.)
Very unique M-420TR 2000 HP Transfer (only two built) ex R&S 26 nee Alcan 26 MLW M6051-01 4/1972



Abitibi-Price 49 (acq. 8/1984) ex Asbestos & Danville 49 S4 MLW #81258 8/1956 Alma, May 3, 1988 Doug Boyd

CANAC 1336 (ex CN 1336) SW1200RS switching Abitibi Consolidated's Division Kenogami in Saguenay.
March 6, 2006. A one and one half mile spur connects plant to CN at M.201.4 Lac St-Jean Sub. Rod Bushway


Atlas Steels
Tracy (Sorel)

Un-numbered unit acq. 4/1967 ex AAM (D) nee Wabash 43-ton 300 HP GE 12496 7/1939
Preserved at ECRM St.Thomas ON.


Axiall Canada Inc.
Formerly, PPG Standard Chemical (Pittsburg Plate Glass)
Beauharnois, QC

Axiall Corp. of Atlanta, Georgia formerly, Georgia Gulf Corp. renamed after $2 billion acquisition of
PPG Industries Inc.’s chlor-alkali and derivatives business in 2013.

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 7/1976
Served by CSX. Beauharnois December 2, 2014 Ken Goslett

Note: Only 4 SW1001 sold by GMD (built by EMD) in Canada.
Two for National Harbours Board (now Port of Montreal) and two for Saskatchewan Power, Coronach, SK.

PPG_01 acq. 1996 (ex CN 7941 2nd, nee 7241) SW900 GMD A1193 12/1957
. February 5, 2006.

CANX 1349 (ex CN 1349) leased short term 2005. SW1200RS GMD A1799 6/1959
March 4, 2005


Canadian Refractories Ltd.
Marelan

Dominion Timber and Mining
Magnesite mine, Kilmer

Canadian Refractories Ltd. No. 1 65-ton 550 HP GE 30807 2/1951 Rebuilt CGE Peterborough 6/1964
Sold 7/1981 IVACO.


 

Holcim (Canada) Inc. CSLX 100 nee CP 6622 S-11 MLW #82564 7/1959 fresh out of CAD in Montreal 5/04/2014
Richard Marchi
NOTE: Scroll down for older photos of this unit.

 

IMTT-Quebec
Port of Quebec , Quebec City

IMTT-Quebec 321, acq. 6/2010 (ex East Jersey Rail Road and Terminal Co. 321,
International-Matex Tank Terminal, Bayonne, NJ) SW8 ex CR/PC/NYC 8621 EMD 16196 2/1953
8/12/2012 CN Taschereau yard (Montreal) diesel shop.

Porlier Express Inc. MP-100 GMD1 (ex CN 1422 r/b 6/1989 nee 1076 GMD 4/1960)
Pointe Noire at Arnaud connection. 8/13/2012 Larry Russell

Unlettered and unnumbered Sidbec Dosco 35-ton 240 hp CLC-Whitcomb 2645 12/1950
nee Canadian Tube & Steel 1. Montreal September 3, 1988 Fred Clark

Unlettered and unnumbered Sidbec Dosco acq. 7/1983 80-ton GE 31194 5/1952
ex Ports Canada 407, formerly, National Harbours Board 2, Quebec City.
Originally at Sidbec Dosco, Contrecoeur. Montreal September 3, 1988 Fred Clark

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.
With a coupler at only one end it is always operating at the same end of the yard. Roberval & Saugenay does the maintenance.
May 12, 2010 Ian Stronach

PHLX 1 acq. 9/2010 (ex Domtar 28-137 nee CN 7734) SW1200 GMD A1809 7/1959
CN Mac Millan Yard enroute to Parrish and Heimbecker Foods, Yorkton, SK
September 18, 2011 Brendan Frisina

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 Paper Mills)
ex Kruger (nee Richmond Pulp & Paper), Bromptonville.
35-ton Cummins 275 hp GE 32212 2/1955 Note: Much rarer than the common 150 hp 25-tonner built by GE.
Diesel Electric Service (D) Sudbury August 30, 2006 Ian McCord

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.

Xstrata Copper 25 (acq. 5/1980 by Noranda Mines ex PA&McKR 180) 80-ton GE 31034 11/1951
Two more views. Two-man crew remote control. Rouyn-Noranda June 10, 2011

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.
Xstrata 27 (acq.1997) is SW1200RM ex CANX 27, ex CN 1326 frame with other parts from 7315 ex 1325 SW1200RS.

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).
Thurso, September 13, 1981 Bob Heathorn

Francon Construction 250-05 Plymouth 30-ton MDT #5854 6/1955 Walkley Yard, Ottawa November 1972
Craig/Bruce Chapman Collection
Note:
This dinky worked at Franceschini Pit near Shawville M.49 CP Waltham Sub.

Ronsco, Inc. Railcar repair facility. Coteau-du-Lac (Cedars) March 26, 2016
Ronsco #nil acq. 2011 50-ton GE 13184 8/1941
(ex GATX 2; ex Uniforet, Port Cartier; ex Mineraux Noranda;
ex Cdn. Steel Wheel 2; nee ALCAN 72-291 Kitimat, BC)

Smurfit-Stone Container (Canada) 2 (acq. 3/1969 ex L&N 24) Alco S-1 #73586 9/1945 October 6, 2006 Sean Kelly

Shown at Walkely Yard in Ottawa waiting for installation of roller bearing wheelsets for movement back to the US.
By this time all units had been disposed of with switching of the Pontiac mill turned over to Ottawa Central.

Located in Portage-du-Fort, Quebec, formerly, Abitibi-Consolidated, Stone Consolidated,
Consolidated Bathurst, originally Bathurst Power and Paper.

A long history came to an end when the mill closed down permanently October 31, 2008 with the loss 218 jobs.
At the time the mill could produce 253,000 tons a year of Northern Bleached Hardwood Kraft pulp used to make paper.

Stone Consolidated 4 acq. 1986 as Consolidated Bathurst 3 nee Rock Island 911. SW900 EMD 23461 9/1959.
Portage du Fort August 12, 1999 Bob Heathorn

Holcim Ltd. Z100 (formerly, Ciment St-Laurent, Ciment Independant)
S-11 MLW #82564 7/1959 (acq. 6/1977 ex CP 6622)
Re-engined 1987 Detroit Diesel (another source indicates Cummins) by Andrew Merrilees Ltd.
Note: This was the second last 660 HP CPR unit. Joliette, May 2009 Louis Letourneau

AGHX 1999 Ciment St-Laurent Cummins 600hp re-engined Alco RS3 #78366 11/1950 Joliette 3/2004
Acquired 11/2003 ex Agrium 1999 Phosphate mine, Opasatika, near Kapuskasing, Ontario
xx Minnesota Power & Light 1, Cohasset, MN, ex Scotia Coal 1058, ex Missouri Pacific 1058,
nee Alton & Southern 1058/43

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
Baie Comeau July 13, 1984 Pierre Fournier

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
Built for Gatineau Power at Chelsea, which became HydroQuebec.
Acquired by the Canadian Railway Museum in 1971 it is presently displayed in the new Exporail pavilion.

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.
July 2003 Rod Bushway


Noranda Mines Ltd.

Port of Montreal
Formerly, NHB

SOPOR
Port of Baie-Comeau
Rail Ferry

Thurso & Nation Valley
(Thurso Pulp & Paper)


Union Carbide No# Whitcomb 65-ton 65DE19A #60440 4/1944
Beauharnois June 30, 1985 Gordon J. Strathdee
Apparently derelict, this unit came from their Welland plant in 1961. Acq. 3/1947 ex USArmy 8434, MRS 1345.

 



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