The Wabash operated in Canada entirely by trackage rights on the CNR between Windsor and Fort Erie beginning in March of 1898 over predecessor GTR. While primarily used as a bridge route between Detroit and Buffalo it also served local traffic within Ontario. This continued under Norfolk & Western ownership. Successor Norfolk Southern ended these perpetual rights in 2011 except for transfer interchange at Fort Erie. Wabash used a portion of St.Thomas yard where their own switcher a small 43-ton GE was based. Built in 1939 this was a very early one-man engine, the only one operating in Canada. GMD supplied 22 A units, 4 SW8's and 1 GP7 all built in Canada.
3547_3521 these units would have passed through Ontario to reach the end of their run in Buffalo.
WAB 1160A_1160 original numbering at Windsor. November 1957. Frank Tatnall
664 part of 20 unit order F7A built as 1155, 1155A to
670 part of 20 unit order 657-676
WAB 725 (GMD A487 3/1953) first of two F7A unit order
meeting CNR 3875 at Canfield Junction.
Wabash 51 43-ton 300 HP (Two Cummins HBI-6 150 hp diesel)
GE 12496 7/1939
Wabash engines and cars in CNR St. Thomas yard. 1935 ENLARGE
Note roundhouse left background. Also, narrow gauge "track"
behind switch stand for baggage wagon.
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