INCO Electric Locomotives
111 65-ton GE #12135 12/1936 illustrates old colour scheme. Paul Binney
112 still working hard more than 35 years later in 1974. Tom Farence
Electrification of much of INCO's railway operations took place in 1926 with the acquisition of several 50 ton steeplecab electric locomotives from the completed Queenston-Chippawa hydro-electric project near Niagara Falls. Additional, bigger locomotives were added over the years along with a few diesels to replace steam for use in places without wires. Electrification finally ended in 2000, brought about by changing methods of operation and greatly reduced trackage which once totalled about 100 miles! A small quantity of GP38-4 diesels continue to work on the remaining trackage.
It is all over with. Electric operations ended years earlier
but nobody wanted these old electric locomotives. |
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