Doing what ALCO's do best! (Actually I cheated... full independent, and 10mph) -44C with wind chill!
First Canac painted Savage owned locomotive. And for those wondering, this unit started out on the QNSL, later being sold to Norampac, and its Red Rock, ON mill before closure. Painted at NREC Cap... (more)
Locomotives parked outside the office
CANX 1349 awaits pickup (destined to Montreal, PQ) with 13 pulp loads and 7 empty woodchip cars.
The office of our SW1200RS. The only good thing about this locomotive is the string for the horn!
After scaling nine loaded chip cars (avg @ 85000KG's) we prepare to head down to spot for Northern Woodchip
The guys bring down 9 loads for Paul to unload, with another 4 in the afternoon. With the 13 chip cars, just shy of 100 semi trucks will deliver woodchips to the plant.
Took this photo while waiting to give Pulp Storage a second switch.
CANX 1349 heads into the chip track. Note the truck dumpers in the background.
Canac pulls 8 chip empties away from Marathon Pulp Inc.
Cabshot of a MLW S13u
Sodium Chlorate is used in the pulping process. Cars are placed here before being placed in the chlorate shed.
CANX 1349 idles in front of the Woodyard at Marathon Pulp Inc.
Idling in front of the locomotive shed. Note: The cold air mixing with Lake Superior creating the steam on the lake.
This SW1200 rests on the tracks to the plant while in the background Northern Woodchip Handling System's Gradall unloads CP 3434 series woodchip cars.