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Photo ID: 609178

After delivering a cut of empty woodchip cars to CP, the mill yard switcher runs light to the other end to fetch nine loads to deliver down to the mill for unloading. Marathon Pulp closed in March... (more)

Railroad: Canac
Locomotive: MLW S-13u
Location: Marathon, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: CANX 8700
Train ID: Mill Switch
Photo Date: April 16, 2007


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By: Chris Wilson

Added: Mar 07, 2017

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Photo ID: 321073

Unemployed since Marathon pulp's closure last year, 8700 is waiting for the call of duty. This one's for Chris Wilson, for all the nice pictures he published of his beloved engine while operating ... (more)

Railroad: Canac
Locomotive: MLW S-13u
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Locomotive #: CANX 8700
Train ID: none
Photo Date: April 08, 2010


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By: Bicot (Marc Caya)

Added: Apr 16, 2010

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Photo ID: 301625

About a week prior to this photo CP setoff this cut in an already snowy yard. (The CP snowblower/plow was broke down, and the spreader's ETA wasn't for another 2 days) After the setoff, it snowed ... (more)

Railroad: Canac
Locomotive: MLW S-13u
Location: Marathon, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: CANX 8700
Train ID: Extra Yard
Photo Date: January 06, 2009


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By: Chris Wilson-CP 9102

Added: Oct 25, 2009

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Photo ID: 297131

Engineer Derek Dyer pulls the final seven cars from pulp storage, leaving the rails to rust behind. We would have 5 loaded cars, a part load with scraps, and one empty. The cars would be delivered... (more)

Railroad: Canac
Locomotive: MLW S-13u
Location: Marathon, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: CANX 8700
Train ID: CANAC Y-XMPI 04
Photo Date: May 04, 2009


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By: Chris Wilson-CP 9102

Added: Sep 13, 2009

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Photo ID: 295367

On its last morning pulling out of the shed, we paused for a few minutes to take some photograph's. The 8700 would be on a one way trip to the CP Yard and onto its new home at the Canac Shop in St... (more)

Railroad: Canac
Locomotive: MLW S-13u
Location: Marathon , Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: CANX 8700
Train ID: Unassigned
Photo Date: June 15, 2009


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By: Chris Wilson-CP 9102

Added: Aug 28, 2009

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Photo ID: 287776

The 8700 crosses the chip truck crossing for the final time. I would trade the half-ton (to get back down to the plant) for the sticks to spot the 8700 out to CP. A sad site indeed. This mill ... (more)

Railroad: Canac
Locomotive: MLW S-13u
Location: Marathon, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: CANX 8700
Train ID: Last Run
Photo Date: June 15, 2009


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By: Chris Wilson-CP 9102

Added: Jun 17, 2009

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Photo ID: 287749

The final moment... Train 220 arrives to pick up the CANX 8700 from the now idled Marathon Pulp mill. The engine is bound for Montreal and with it goes my career on the industrial railway in town.

Railroad: Canac
Locomotive: MLW S-13u
Location: Marathon, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: CANX 8700
Train ID: Unassigned
Photo Date: June 16, 2009


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By: Chris Wilson-CP 9102

Added: Jun 17, 2009

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Photo ID: 286828

Wilson gives a wave as he haules some of the final loads from the idled Marathon Pulp mill.

Railroad: Canac
Locomotive: MLW S-13U
Location: Marathon, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: CANX 8700
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: May 04, 2009


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By: Tim Gobeil

Added: Jun 09, 2009

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Photo ID: 282599

THE LAST CARS TO LEAVE PULP STORAGE -- On a beautiful Monday morning, the final 7 cars are pulled out of the warehouse. The mill ran from 1946-2009.

Railroad: Canac
Locomotive: MLW S-13u
Location: Marathon, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: CANX 8700
Train ID: CANAC Y-XMPI 04
Photo Date: May 04, 2009


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By: Chris Wilson-CP 9102

Added: May 04, 2009

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Photo ID: 282595

Pulling three loads and a bad order up to the CP. The now idled mill rests in the morning light.

Railroad: Canac
Locomotive: MLW S-13u
Location: Marathon, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: CANX 8700
Train ID: CANAC Y-XMPI 04
Photo Date: May 04, 2009


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By: Chris Wilson-CP 9102

Added: May 04, 2009

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Photo ID: 273184

The final woodchip cars are spotted at the receiver. The mill will be idled indefinitely once the softwood chip pile to the right is emptied. This is expected to be within a few days. The CAT D7 c... (more)

Railroad: Canac
Locomotive: MLW S-13u
Location: Marathon, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: CANX 8700
Train ID: Morning Chips
Photo Date: February 23, 2009


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By: Chris Wilson-CP 9102

Added: Feb 23, 2009

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Photo ID: 271686

The days are ticking away for firing this beast up. Four days earlier it was announced that Marathon Pulp would shut down for an indefinite period of time once the woodchips are cleaned out.

Railroad: Canac
Locomotive: MLW S-13u
Location: Marathon , Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: CANX 8700
Train ID: rsc, tilt test
Photo Date: February 13, 2009


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By: Chris Wilson-CP 9102

Added: Feb 13, 2009

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Photo ID: 268336

I just couldnt pass this scene up! As a Laidlaw Pete pulls away with a load bound for Pennsylvania, I pull away with 15 truck loads (5 boxes) of pulp for Memphis, TN and Chester, PA!

Railroad: Canac
Locomotive: MLW S-13u
Location: Marathon, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: CANX 8700
Train ID: AM Pulp Switch
Photo Date: January 22, 2009


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By: Chris Wilson-CP 9102

Added: Jan 22, 2009

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Photo ID: 267931

Ever wonder how we fuel up...? Taking on only 1908 Litres of Diesel Fuel (truck ran empty) from Bluewave Energy/Shell.

Railroad: Canac
Locomotive: MLW S-13u
Location: Marathon, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: CANX 8700
Train ID: Shipping & Sorting Loads
Photo Date: January 19, 2009


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By: Chris Wilson-CP 9102

Added: Jan 19, 2009

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Photo ID: 264437

Doing what ALCO's do best! (Actually I cheated... full independent, and 10mph) -44C with wind chill!

Railroad: Canac
Locomotive: MLW S-13u
Location: Marathon, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: CANX 8700
Train ID: Empties
Photo Date: December 22, 2008


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By: Chris Wilson-CP 9102

Added: Dec 22, 2008

Views: 1,989
Comments: 0

Favorited: 2
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