Noranda Mines Ltd.
Incorporated 1921 by Nova Scotia prospector Edmund H. Horne following discovery of gold in the area. Two years later copper was discovered. In 1926 a crushing plant and smelter were built along with a mine town opposite the existing town of Rouyn. The property was first equipped with a 250 volt electric plant railway, later increased to 600V. Rouyn Mines Railway was incorporated in 1925 to build a private line out to the CNR at Taschereau. T&NO subsidiary Nipissing Central also built a line to Noranda. The Horne mine closed in 1976 but the smelter remained in use handling ore from other area mines. Electric operation ended c.1987. Diesels continue in use to the present time (2005).
20-ton 190 HP Atlas Car & Mfg. Co. #1775 1928 August 22, 1969 David M.
No.15 electric 33 ton 260 HP BLW #16996 9/1899 August 22, 1969 David
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