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WC freight and passenger action on the former Algoma Central.
Photo Album By: Chuck Schwesinger
 
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Photo ID: 437422

The winter on 95-96 was extremely bad in the Sault Ste. Marie area and WC resorted to desperate measures to keep trains operating. This Extra called out of Steelton for Hawk Junction was just one ... (more)

Railroad: Algoma Central Railway
Locomotive: EMD FP9
Location: Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: AC 1751
Train ID: WC XLO-10
Photo Date: February 15, 1996


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Added: May 26, 2013

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Photo ID: 426295

Southbound train 6 is pulling into the yard at Hawk Junction with a fairly long train lead by 6633 and 2252. The GP30 was uncommon in WC Canadian service as its lack of operable dynamic brakes lim... (more)

Railroad: Wisconsin Central
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Hawk Junction, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: WC 6633
Train ID: WC 6
Photo Date: May 23, 1998


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Added: Feb 24, 2013

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Photo ID: 425539

When the WC bought Ex VIA FP9's for passenger service on the former ACR four F9B units were also puchased. From my understanding the B's were for spare parts. Two of the B's were stripped of parts... (more)

Railroad: Algoma Central Railway
Locomotive: EMD F9(B)
Location: Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: AC 6602
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 18, 1998


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Added: Feb 18, 2013

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Photo ID: 421021

F's 1750,1756,1755 lead the Agawa Canyon tour train south near Odena on a hazy, warm July day.

Railroad: Algoma Central Railway
Locomotive: EMD FP9
Location: Odena, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: AC 1750
Train ID: WC 4
Photo Date: July 27, 1996


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Jan 12, 2013

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Photo ID: 420933

Train 1 bound for Hearst has just rolled over Bellevue trestle and is making its way north with 1753 leading 1752 and the normal 4 car train. The trees are just starting to get some fall color on ... (more)

Railroad: Algoma Central Railway
Locomotive: EMD FP9
Location: Bellevue, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: AC 1753
Train ID: WC 1
Photo Date: September 13, 1997


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Added: Jan 11, 2013

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Photo ID: 394473

AC 1753, 1756, 1750 shoot out of a cut and over a fill just south of Searchmont with train 4. The ACR line north of Sault Ste. Marie was rugged and for the most part fairly inaccessible, and even ... (more)

Railroad: Algoma Central Railway
Locomotive: EMD FP9
Location: Searchmont, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: AC 1753
Train ID: WC 4
Photo Date: July 17, 1998


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Added: Apr 08, 2012

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Photo ID: 392289

The ore loads from Wawa lean into a curve just north of Perry. Getting a shot with the whole train in sight on the former ACR was always a challenge due to the numerous curves. This job is powered... (more)

Railroad: Wisconsin Central
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Perry, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: WC 6560
Train ID: WC AORELD-29
Photo Date: July 29, 1995


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Added: Mar 15, 2012

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Photo ID: 390973

The ore loads from Wawa drop down off the Michipicotin Branch into Hawk Junction yard. WC 6541, 6002, 6499, 6560 and 6519 are leading 42 loads on a hot August afternoon. After a crew change the tr... (more)

Railroad: Wisconsin Central
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Hawk Junction, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: WC 6541
Train ID: WC AORELD-15
Photo Date: August 15, 1995


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Added: Feb 29, 2012

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Photo ID: 390153

Near Northland siding the 1756 pilots the Hearst train north on a comfortable July morning.

Railroad: Algoma Central Railway
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Northland, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: AC 1756
Train ID: WC 1
Photo Date: July 21, 1996


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Added: Feb 21, 2012

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Photo ID: 390148

Squealing around a tight corner near Northland the 1754 comes flying out of the bush with train 1 on the early portion of its all day jaunt from Sault Ste. Marie to Hearst.

Railroad: Algoma Central Railway
Locomotive: EMD FP9
Location: Northland, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: AC 1754
Train ID: WC 1
Photo Date: July 20, 1996


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Added: Feb 21, 2012

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Photo ID: 389826

WC 6005,6575 roll south with train 4 near Odena. The WC often used freight units on the Snow Train as the F's were normally used on trains 1&2 to/from Hearst and also often became tied up in freig... (more)

Railroad: Wisconsin Central
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Odena, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: WC 6005
Train ID: WC 4
Photo Date: March 16, 1996


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Added: Feb 18, 2012

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Photo ID: 388913

For my 1,000th picture on RP.net I really wanted to do something a little special. Just about every Montreal River photo I ever took on the ACR/WC had a little story to go along with it due to the... (more)

Railroad: Algoma Central Railway
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Montreal River Falls, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: AC 1756
Train ID: WC 4
Photo Date: September 27, 1997


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Added: Feb 06, 2012

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Photo ID: 388178

WC 6633, 2252,6597,6507,6655 rolls south through the Northern Ontario bush south of Perry. The Wawa mine was only a few days from permanent closure and by this time a separate ore load was seldom ... (more)

Railroad: Wisconsin Central
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Perry, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: WC 6633
Train ID: WC 10
Photo Date: May 23, 1998


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Added: Jan 29, 2012

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Photo ID: 388175

A short ore load rounds a sharp curve north of Heyden, This train only had 21 cars which was about half the normal size at the time. ACR veteran 1505 leads ATSF 5972 and WC 6560.

Railroad: Wisconsin Central
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Heyden, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: WC 1505
Train ID: WC AORELD
Photo Date: July 30, 1995


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Added: Jan 29, 2012

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Photo ID: 388115

The ore loads from Wawa drop downgrade just south of Northland. Powering this late evening southbound is 6677, ATSF 5972, 6627, 6519. There is also a head end cut of pulp that was picked up on the... (more)

Railroad: Wisconsin Central
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Northland, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: WC 6677
Train ID: WC AORELD
Photo Date: August 12, 1995


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Jan 28, 2012

Views: 2,553
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