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October 16, 2015 New photos in galleries.

January 2, 2015 Updated information on steam locomotive roster for AC&HB locomotives 1-11, added MN&S/AER roster info, fixed some broken links.

August 30, 2014 New photos in galleries, new track maps.

October 18, 2013 New photos.

October 16, 2013 New photos in photo galleries, updated passenger roster information for the 5700 series ex-Ski Train coaches.

August 27, 2013 New photos in the photo galleries.

July 28, 2013 New roster photos of the current passenger equipment added to the gallery.

September 15, 2012 New gallery images.

May 3, 2012 Several new photos in the galleries, complete scan of a 1952 ETT in the Documents section, updated information in the equipment and modeling guides.

September 4, 2011 A couple of new photos in the main gallery.

April 18, 2011 New photos posted to galleries; updated some roster information

March 7, 2010 Large update of new photos to galleries, overhauled information and links on other pages

February 23, 2010 Added new photos to equipment gallery, plus roster information for the ex-Ski Train equipment recently acquired by CN for use on the Canyon Tour train

October 18, 2009 Posted new photos to galleries.

September 16, 2008 Posted new photos to galleries.

November 8, 2007 Posted photos of the new Electrical Generator car and new coach 5655. Posted a large amount of Train order scans to the Documents page.

July 21, 2007 New scans of ACR paperwork including train orders, lineups, waybills and switchlists in the Documents section.

July 20, 2007 Updated model listing pages. New photos in galleries of St. Marys Paper mill and WC, CN, CP and HCRY equipment photos. Rescanned a lot of older photos from 2000 to improve quality.

March 9, 2007 Updated model listing pages, new photos in equipment gallery.

January 3, 2006 Several new photos in the gallery from Morgan Turney including steam generator cars and lots of OCS/MOW cars.

November 28, 2005 PDF of Employee Timetable #139 (May 1982) added to documents, 1 new photo from Nick Masney in Modeller's Showcase

September 29, 2005 2 more photos in modeller's showcase.

September 24, 2005 1 new photo of a Nick Masney model ACR steam engine in Modeller's Showcase.

August 5, 2005 2 new photos of cars by Nick Masney in the Modeller's Showcase

August 2, 2005 New photo on Modeller's Showcase.

July 24, 2005 Added a page to showcase the work of ACR modellers.

July 21, 2005 Added a page for ACR train numbers.

July 5, 2005 Fixed some stuff on the freight page of the equipment guide, added rosters for AC cabooses and Sault Ste. Marie industrial switchers to the equipment guide, new track map of Oba on the track maps page.

May 12, 2005 Additional information in diesel engine roster added. (Serial numbers and F-unit dispositions)

April 21, 2005 New photos in galleries

February 3, 2005 Information in passenger roster refined (added builder & build date info, some missing info)

January 24, 2005 Some new photos of AC 8600-8629 series ex-ONT hoppers in photo gallery, updated info on freight page in equipment guide.

November 4, 2004 Disposition information for ACR woodchip cars added to Equipment Guide freight page.

October 28, 2004 New photos in all sections of photo gallery. Maps page added, with new maps. Roster information added to freight page in equipment guide.

September 21, 2004 More new photos in the galleries.

May 28, 2004 New photos in the galleries.

April 16, 2004 New photos of ACR gondolas and vans in photo gallery.

December 7, 2003 Lots of new freight car photos in the gallery, plus several photos from Hawk Junction.

July 15, 2003 New photos of Franz, Mosher, Wyborn, and others posted to photo gallery.

March 12, 2003 Several new photos of passenger equipment and Frater station in the photo gallery.

February 16, 2003 Two new engine photos in the photo gallery.

February 10, 2003 Updated information in the list of models that accurately match ACR Prototypes.

DECEMBER 26, 2002 - Web site 2 years old!

December 26, 2002 Three new photos in the photo gallery of ACR cars repainted/rebuilt by WC.

November 19, 2002 Updated flatcar and ore hopper information in the Freight page of the Equipment Guide.

November 19, 2002 19 new photos in the photo gallery, including Franz, 238500-series pulpwood flat, engines, Ortner hopper with side discharge hoppers, hi-rail truck and snowplows in WC colours.

November 9, 2002 New! Timetable information from 1964, 1981 added to the passenger operations page

October 21, 2002 New! Modelling information on GP38-2 units and some updated information on the Diesel page in the Equipment Guide.

October 19, 2002 MOW Roster Updated.

October 17, 2002 Updated information on the Freight car page in the Equipment Guide.

October 3, 2002 Technical overhaul of the site to use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to format the site.

September 12, 2002 3 New photos of the new ACR, including camp car "Canyon View" and a pair of CN SD75i's with the Agawa Canyon Tour Train

July 1, 2002 Resource page updated. Passenger and freight sections added to the operations section, also list of ACR train numbers. Some general maintenance and updates to various pages.

Feb. 28, 2002 Three new photos on the photo gallery.

Feb. 12, 2002 Models page split into two sections: commercial models available in ACR lettering (accurate or not) and models that accurately match ACR prototypes (includes decals).

Jan. 8, 2002 New links, list of magazine articles on resource page.

Jan. 8, 2002 Maps added of Algoma Steel and Michipicoten Harbour.

DECEMBER 26, 2001 - Web site is one year old!

Nov.19, 2001 Guest book added to site.

Oct. 22, 2001 New look for main page of web site, new photo of the Algoma Central's first snowplow, and of one of the CN cabooses rebuilt by WC as a remote control car.

Oct. 2, 2001 New photos of ex-CPR coaches; broken links and page errors corrected.

Sept 9, 2001 Equipment guide on-line!

Sept 8, 2001 Photo gallery update. Equipment photos moved to separate page.

Aug 2, 2001 Photo gallery updated, Industrial photos moved to separate page. Models page updated.

May 11, 2001 Photo gallery updated, documents page merged into photo gallery.

Mar 24, 2001 Operations information pages added. Algoma Steel page added to photo gallery.

Mar 14, 2001 Massive photo gallery update.

Mar 10, 2001 Passenger roster updated.

Mar 5, 2001 Photo gallery updated. Documents page added.

Mar 3, 2001 Photo gallery redesigned, links moved to resource page. Passenger roster updated.

Feb 23, 2001 Links added to photo gallery and resource pages.

Feb 19, 2001 Passenger roster, resource pages updated.

Feb 7, 2001 Route map added.

Jan 30, 2001 Steam roster added. Passenger roster updated.

Jan 26, 2001 Photo gallery updated. Models page updated.

Jan 9, 2001 Photo gallery updated. Thanks to Dan Dawdy for use of photos.

Jan 8, 2001 Guide to building Algoma Central models added; Main page updated. Photo gallery updated.

Jan 7, 2001 Library page added

Jan 3, 2001 History page added

Jan 3, 2001 Diesel Roster Updated, Passenger and Service Rosters added. What's new? page added.

Dec 27, 2000 Diesel Roster and Photo Gallery added

Dec 26, 2000 Web site created!

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