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Algoma Central Railway Equipment Guide - Passenger Roster

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The information on this page is as complete as possible based on available information. There is quite a bit unknown about the ACR's early wooden passenger equipment however. Some car numbers and names have been reused over the years. A colon and number following the car number indicates first and second usage of the number.


Number      Type             Builder  Built Acquired Disposed Notes

no# Business Car ? 18?? 1901 ? "Michipicoten":1 wood, ex-Illinois Central?; renumbered 10 no# Business Car ? ? 1910 ? "Lake Superior" wood 9 Business Car ? ? ? ? wood - only information on this car is a reference in weights of equipment in old ETT 10 Business Car ? 18?? ? 1970 wood, open platform. formerly "Michipicoten":1 71 Steam Generator ACR 1951 1951 1972 ex-AC box car 31?? (underframe); scrapped 1972 72 Steam Generator ACR 1951 1951 ? ex-AC box car 3145 "; scrapped 199x? 73 Steam Generator ACR 1951 1951 1972? ex-AC box car 31?? "; scrapped 197x? 74 Steam Generator ACR 1951 1951 ? ex-AC box car 3182 "; scrapped 199x? 75 Steam Generator GMDD 1958 1992 ? ex-VIA 15450, ex-CN 15450 76 Steam Generator P-S 1942 1952 ? ex-AC 204:1, ex-US Army Troop Sleeper 7357 77:1 Steam Generator GMDD 1959 1992 ? ex-VIA 15467, ex-CN 15467; scrapped ? 77:2 Camp Car ICC 1972 1998 - "Canyon View":2 (note, second use of name and number) ex-WC 77, ex-GBW business/caboose 1776 78 HEP Generator ALCO 1947 2007 - ex-SKTX Power Car 253, ex-DRGW 253 SGU (1965), ex-DRGW 6002 PB-1 (19??), ex-DRGW 600B PB-1 79 HEP Generator Thrall ? 2008 - ex-AMTK 14xx, rebuilt from mail/express boxcar 80 Steam Generator ALCO 1938 1972 1996 ex-Northern Pacific H-3; scrapped 1996 81 Steam Generator ALCO 1938 1972 ? ex-Northern Pacific H-5; scrapped ? 201:1 Baggage P-S 1944 1949 (1981) ex-US Army Troop Sleeper 7887; renumbered 303 in 1981 to clear the 201-205 series for the new GP38-2 units. 202:1 Baggage P-S 194? 1949 (1981) ex-US Army Troop Sleeper #?; renumbered 304 in 1981 203:1 Baggage P-S 194? 1949 (1981) ex-US Army Troop Sleeper #?; renumbered 305 in 1981 204:1 Baggage P-S 1942 1949 (1952) ex-US Army Troop Sleeper 7357; rebuilt to steam generator 76 in 1952 205:1 Baggage P-S 1944 1949 (1981) ex-US Army Troop Sleeper 7883; renumbered 306 in 1981 206 Baggage ACF 1910 1949 197x ex-Waldo E. Bugbee; retired to work service 10663 (Tool Generator) 207 Baggage ACF 1910 1949 ? ex-Northern Western 101; retired to work service 10664 (Tool Supply) 208 Baggage ACF 1928 1949 197x ex-Denver & Salt Lake; retired to work service 10041 (Generator/Supply) 209 Baggage P-S 1950 1974 (1981) ex-D&RGW 1201, nee-C&O; renumbered 300 in 1981 210 Baggage P-S 1950 1974 (1981) ex-D&RGW 1202, nee-C&O; renumbered 301 in 1981 211 Baggage Budd 1948 1973 (1981) ex D&RGW 1100 "Silver Antelope"; renumbered 302 in 1981 225 Combination ? ? 1900-01? ? wood, open platform. ex-Illinois Central; re# AC 10??? work service Foreman's car 226 Combination ? ? 1900-01? ? wood, open platform. ex-Illinois Central; re# AC 10632:1 work service Cook/Dining car 2?? Combination ? ? 1900-01? ? wood, open platform. ex-Illinois Central. 2 additional combination cars listed in a 1903 inventory of rolling stock. Numbers unknown. 2?? Combination ? ? 1900-01? ? wood, open platform. ex-Illinois Central. 251 Baggage CCF 1913 1913 1949? wood. Acquired new. 252 Baggage CCF 1913 1913 1949? wood. Acquired new. 300 Baggage P-S 1950 (1981) ? ex-AC 209; fate unknown 301 Baggage P-S 1950 (1981) ? ex-AC 210; fate unknown 302 Baggage Budd 1948 (1981) ? ex-AC 211; fate unknown 303 Baggage P-S 1944 (1981) ? ex-AC 201:1, ex-US Army 7887; scrapped ? 304 Baggage P-S 1944 (1981) ? ex-AC 202:1, ex-US Army ?; scrapped ? 305 Baggage P-S 1944 (1981) ? ex-AC 203:1, ex-US Army ?; scrapped ? 306 Baggage P-S 1944 (1981) 2004? ex-AC 205:1, ex-US Army 7883; 306 may have lasted in service as late as 2004 according to Canadian Trackside Guide, scrapped ? 307 Baggage NSC 1951 1983 - ex-VIA 9674, ex-CN 9674, nee-CN 9061 308 Baggage NSC 1954 1983 - ex-VIA 9600, ex-CN 9600, nee-CN 9228 309 Baggage NSC 1954 1983 - ex-VIA 9603, ex-CN 9603, nee-CN 9231 310 Baggage ? ? 1999 ? ex-FRVW ? 311 Baggage NSC 1955 2001 - ex-CN 71303, ex-VIA 9628, ex-CN 9628, ex-CN 9247 312 Baggage ACF 1950 2007 - ex-AMTK 1173, ex-ATSF 3460 401:1? Coach ? 1881 1900? ? Wood, open platform, ex-PW&B ? 402:1? Coach Pull 18?? 1900 ? Wood, open platform, ex-? 403:1? Coach Pull 18?? 1900 ? Wood, open platform, ex-?; rebuilt to Auxiliary Cook/Diner/Sleeper 10002? 404:1? Coach ? 18?? 1900 ? Wood, open platform, ex-PRR ? 405:1? Coach ? 18?? 1900 ? Wood, open platform, ex-IC ? 400 Coach Pull 1913 1949-50 1973 Stl. ex-D&RGW 9?? 401:2 " " " " ? Stl. ex-D&RGW 9?? 402:2 " " " " ? Stl. ex-D&RGW 9?? 403:2 " " " " ? Stl. ex-D&RGW 9?? 404:2 " " " " ? Stl. ex-D&RGW 9?? 405:2 " " " " ? Stl. ex-D&RGW 9?? 406 " " " " ? Stl. ex-D&RGW 9?? 407 " " " " ? Stl. ex-D&RGW 930, ex-D&RGW 899, ex-WP 302; to MIGN, to KLSC 950 (preserved at Hoosier Valley RR Museum) 408 " " " " 1980 Stl. ex-D&RGW 954, ex-D&RGW 946, ex-D&RGW 334; sold to Prairie Dog Railway Ry #101 409 " " " " 1980 Stl. ex-D&RGW 951, ex-D&RGW 918, ex-D&RGW 313; sold to Prairie Dog Central Ry #102 (this car never actually put into service on PDC) 410 " " " " ? Stl. ex-D&RGW 927; rebuilt to work boarding car 10660 411 " " " " ? Stl. ex-D&RGW 922; rebuilt to work boarding car 10661 412 " " " " ? Stl. ex-D&RGW 9??; rebuilt to repair car 10053 413 " " " " ? Stl. ex-D&RGW 9?? 414 " " " " ? Stl. ex-D&RGW 9?? 415 Coach NSC 1948 1969 ? ex-CP 2233; to IANW 415 (2000), these cars gone from the ACR by the mid 1990s; interim history unknown 416 Coach NSC 1948 1969 ? ex-CP 2227; to IANW 416 (2000) 417 Coach NSC 1947 1969 ? ex-CP 2205; to IANW 417 (2000) 418 Coach NSC 1947 1969 ? ex-CP 2213; to DME 2001 419 Coach NSC 1947 1969 ? ex-CP 2219; to DME 2000 420 Coach NSC 1947 1969 ? ex-CP 2209; fate unknown 421 Coach CCF 1950 1971 1996 ex-CP 2254; to CVRX 421 (1996) 422 Coach CCF 1949 1971 1996 ex-CP 2244; to CVRX 422 (1996) 423 Coach CCF 1949 1971 ? ex-CP 2265; to IANW 423 (2000) 424 Coach CCF 1949 1973 ? ex-CP 2251; to IANW 424 (2000) 425 Coach CCF 1950 1973 1996 ex-CP 2268; to CVRX 425 (1996) 426 Coach CCF 1950 1973 1996 ex-CP 2255; to CVRX 426 (1996) 427 Coach CCF 1950 1973 ? ex-CP 2295; to IANW 427 (2000) 428 Coach CCF 1949 1973 1996 ex-CP 2277; to CVRX 428 (1996) 429 Coach CCF 1948 1973 1996 ex-CP 2237; to CVRX 429 (1996) 430 Coach CCF 1949 1973 ? ex-CP 2273; to IANW 430 (2000) 431 Coach CCF 1949 1973 ? ex-CP 2262; to IANW 431 (2000) 432 Coach CCF 1949 1973 ? ex-CP 2276; to IANW 432 (2000) 440 Coach ACF 1947 1973 ? ex-CofG 663; to Southern Appalacian Railway Museum 441 Coach ACF 1947 1973 ? ex-CofG 670, nee-CofG 540; retired to work service and renumbered AC 2067 prior to 1992 442 Coach ACF 1947 1973 ? ex-CofG 671, nee-CofG 541; to NSR 202 "Wenonah" (used with MILW 261) 443 Coach ACF 1947 1973 ? ex-CofG 672, nee-CofG 542; to NSR 203 "Nokomis" (used with MILW 261) [444] * Coach ACF 1947 1973 ? *(acq. in 1973 but probably never wore this number in service) ex-GM&O 3056; retired to work service 10633 (Crew Bunk) [445] * Coach ACF 1947 1973 ? *(acq. in 1973 but probably never wore this number in service) ex-GM&O 3058; retired to work service 10674 (Crew Bunk) 450:1? Coach CCF 1913 1913 1949 wood, exact number range and quantity unknown. Series may begin at 451. Acquired new. Several cars rebuilt to work service sleepers 10636, 10637, 10639 /1950 451:1 Coach CCF 1913 1913 1949 wood. Acquired new. 452:1 Coach CCF 1913 1913 1949 wood. Acquired new. 453:1 Coach CCF 1913 1913 1949 wood. Acquired new. 454:1 Coach CCF 1913 1913 1949 wood. Acquired new. Photograph of 454 appears on pg. 39 of Algoma Rails by Dale Wilson. 455:1 Coach CCF 1913 1913 1949 wood. Acquired new. 456:1 Coach CCF 1913 1913 1949 wood. Acquired new. Photograph of 456 appears on pg. 27 of Algoma Rails by Dale Wilson. Exact quantity and upper limit of number series unknown. 450-451:2 Coach (2) P-S 1937 1974 ? 2-unit articulated set; ex-SP 2496-2497 452-453:2 Coach (2) P-S 1937 1974 ? 2-unit articulated set; ex-SP 2498-2499 (may not have actually been renumbered to this AC number?) 454-455:2 Coach (2) P-S 1937 1974 ? 2-unit articulated set; ex-SP 2454-2453, retired to work service as 10634-10635 (Aux. Kitchen/Diner & Sleeper/Bunk) 456-457:2 Coach (2) P-S 1937 1974 ? 2-unit articulated set; ex-SP ? (may not have actually been renumbered to this AC number?) 458-459 Coach (2) P-S 1937 1974 1988 2-unit articulated set; ex-SP 2473-2474, sold to Bytown Ry. Society (Ottawa) 1988, to Golden Gate Railway Museum (San Francisco) 1996 460-461 Coach (2) P-S 1937 1974 ? 2-unit articulated set; ex-SP 2471-2472, retired to work service 10672-10673 (Diner/Lounge & Kitchen/Staff) 462-463 Coach (2) P-S 1937 1974 ? 2-unit articulated set; ex-SP 2477-2478, retired to work service 10014-10015 (Aux. Crew sleeper & supervisor sleeper) 501 Café Car Pull 1913 1949 ? Stl. ex-D&RGW 955, ex-D&SL 901; to rules instructor 10632:2, to AC 2071?, to WGNS 2071 502 Café Car Pull 1913 1949 ? Stl. ex-D&RGW 957, ex-D&SL 902; to work diner 10400, renum back to 502 and moved to Canyon as souvenir shop 503 Café Car Pull 1913 1949 1996 Stl. ex-D&RGW 956, ex-D&SL 900; retired to work service 10055 (cook car), scrapped 1996 504 Diner ACF 1949 1972 1998 ex-Cadilac & Lake City, ex-Sante Fe 1554; damaged by fire and retired in 1998; to MRLX 504 505 Diner ACF 1948 1974 - ex-UP 4805 506 Diner Budd 1938 1998 - ex-CB&Q 190 "Silver Pheasant" 511 Snack Coach ACF 1948 1971 ? ex-Illinois Central 3341, ex-Missouri Pacific 564, ex-MP 870 550 Business Car B&S 1913 1953 - "Agawa" hwt. obs. car, ex-WAB "Chicago", ex-LP&N 101 551 Business Car Budd 1949 1969 1985 "Canyon View":1 ss. obs. car, ex-CP "Mountain View", ex-NYC "Singing Brook"; sold 1984-5 552 Business Car Pull 1910 1944 - "Michipicoten":2 (note: second use of name) hwt. obs. car, ex-SOU "Asheville", ex-SOU "Advance"; sold or donated to Illinois Railway Museum 600? Café Car CCF 1913 1913? ? wood. exact number range unknown. Series may begin at 601. Acquired new or rebuilt from 450 series coaches? 601 Café Car CCF 1913 1913? ? wood. re# 10632:1 (Rules Instructor) 602 Café Car CCF 1913 1913? ? wood. 603 Café Car CCF 1913 1913? ? wood. re# 10631 (B&B Gang Sleeping car) [856] ** Sleeper ? ? 1993 ? ex-VIA 856. Acquired for parts? [1362] ** Diner ? ? 1983? ? ex-VIA 1362. Acquired for parts? 3210 @ Café Coach CC&F 1954 1992 2010 ex-VIA 3210, ex-VIA 5459, ex-CN 5459, ex-CN 3248, ex-CN 5459; to PCHR 3210 (2010) 3226 @ Café Coach CC&F 1954 " 2006 ex-VIA 3226, ex-VIA ?, ex-CN ?; wrecked in a grade crossing accident 2006 3227 @ Café Coach CC&F 1954 " - ex-VIA 3227, ex-VIA 5625, ex-CN 5625 3230 @ Café Coach CC&F 1954 " - ex-VIA 3230, ex-VIA 5651, ex-CN 5651 3236 @ Café Coach CC&F 1954 " 2010 ex-VIA 3236, ex-VIA 5527, ex-CN 5527; to PCHR 3236 (2010) 3239 @ Café Coach CC&F 1954 " - ex-VIA 3239, ex-VIA 5591, ex-CN 5591 3243 @ Café Coach CC&F 1954 " - ex-VIA 3243, ex-VIA 5498, ex-CN 5498 5441 @ Coach CC&F 1954 1992 - ex-VIA 5441, ex-CN 5441 5442 @ Coach CC&F 1954 " 2010 ex-VIA 5442, ex-CN 5442; to PCHR 5442 (2010) 5468 @ Coach CC&F 1954 " - ex-VIA 5468, ex-CN 5468, ex-CN 3221, ex-CN 5648 5474 @ Coach CC&F 1954 " 2010 ex-VIA 5474, ex-CN 5474, ex-CN 3226, ex-CN 5474; reassigned to work service by CN 5483 @ Coach CC&F 1954 " 2010 ex-VIA 5483, ex-CN 5483, ex-CN 3239, ex-CN 5483; to PCHR 5483 (2010) 5494 @ Coach CC&F 1954 " 2010 ex-VIA 5494, ex-CN 5494; reassigned to work service by CN 5495 @ Coach CC&F 1954 " - ex-VIA 5495, ex-CN 5495 5512 @ Coach CC&F 1954 " - ex-VIA 5512, ex-CN 5512, ex-CN 3210, ex-CN 5512 5514 @ Coach CC&F 1954 " - ex-VIA 5514, ex-CN 5514, ex-CN 3241, ex-CN 5514 5519 @ Coach CC&F 1954 " - ex-VIA 5519, ex-CN 5519 5529 Coach CC&F 1954 1997 2010 ex-VIA 5529, ex-CN 5529; reassigned to work service by CN 5545 @ Coach CC&F 1954 1992 - ex-VIA 5545, ex-CN 5545, ex-CN 3200, ex-CN 5545 5571 @ Coach CC&F 1954 " 2010 ex-VIA 5571, ex-CN 5571, ex-CN 3214, ex-CN 5571; to PCHR 5571 (2010) 5610 @ Coach CC&F 1954 " - ex-VIA 5610, ex-CN 5610, ex-CN 3211, ex-CN 5610 5616 Coach CC&F 1954 1997 - ex-VIA 5616, ex-CN 5616, ex-CN 3203, ex-CN 5616 5617 Coach CC&F 1954 " - ex-VIA 5617, ex-CN 5617 5621 Coach CC&F 1954 " - ex-VIA 5621, ex-CN 5621 5650 Coach CC&F 1954 " - ex-VIA 5650, ex-CN 5650, ex-CN 3230, ex-CN 5650 5653 Coach CC&F 1954 " - ex-VIA 5653, ex-CN 5653 5654 Coach Budd 1953 2007 - ex-AMTK 7621, ex-AMTK 4707, ex-AMTK 4811, ex-ATSF 2817; used on the regular Hearst train 5655 Coach Budd 1953 2007 - ex-AMTK 7622, ex-AMTK 4708, ex-AMTK 4822, ex-ATSF 2830; reconditioned in 2010 for service on the Agawa Canyon Tour train. 5656 Coach Budd 1953 2007 - ex-AMTK 7624, ex-AMTK 4710, ex-AMTK 4850, ex-ATSF 2837; used on the regular Hearst train 5700 Coach HSC 1968 2009 - "Achigan Lake" ex-SKTX 2, ex-DRGW 430, ex-VIA 355, ex-VIA 376, ex-CN 376; reconditioned in 2010 for the Agawa Canyon Tour train. 5701 Coach HSC 1968 2009 - "Montreal River" ex-SKTX 3, ex-DRGW 431, ex-VIA 350, ex-VIA 363, ex-CN 363 5702 Coach HSC 1968 2009 - "Lake Superior" ex-SKTX 4, ex-DRGW 441, ex-VIA 362, ex-CN 362 5703 Cafe-Lounge HSC 1968 2009 - "Chippewa River" ex-SKTX 5, ex-DRGW 420, ex-VIA 341, ex-CN 341 5704 Coach HSC 1968 2009 - "Island Lake" ex-SKTX 6, ex-DRGW 442, ex-VIA 366, ex-CN 366 5705 Coach HSC 1968 2009 - "Spruce Lake" ex-SKTX 7, ex-DRGW 432, ex-VIA 351, ex-VIA 361, ex-CN 361 5706 Coach HSC 1968 2009 - "Batchewana River" ex-SKTX 8, ex-DRGW 443, ex-VIA 373, ex-CN 373 5707 Cafe-Lounge HSC 1968 2009 - "Hubert Lake" ex-SKTX 9, ex-DRGW 421, ex-VIA 342, ex-CN 342 5708 Coach HSC 1968 2009 - "Ogidaki Lake" ex-SKTX 10, ex-DRGW 444, ex-VIA 371, ex-CN 371 5709 Coach HSC 1968 2009 - "Mongoose Lake" ex-SKTX 11, ex-DRGW 433, ex-VIA 353, ex-VIA 364, ex-CN 364 5710 Presentation HSC 1968 2009 - "Agawa River" ex-SKTX 12, ex-DRGW 440, ex-VIA 375, ex-CN 375, ex-CN 320 5711 Club Car HSC 1968 2009 - "Trout Lake" ex-SKTX 13, ex-DRGW 425, ex-VIA 321, ex-CN 321 5712 Club Car HSC 1968 2009 - "Goulais River" ex-SKTX 14, ex-DRGW 426, ex-VIA 322, ex-CN 322 5713 Club Car HSC 1968 2009 - "Rand Lake" ex-SKTX 15, ex-DRGW 427, ex-VIA 323, ex-CN 323 9301 @ Coach CCF 1954 1992 2010 ex-VIA combination 9301, ex-VIA/CN Cafe/Bar Lounge 2508 (1985), ex-CN Cafe-Coach Lounge 3015 (1972), ex-CN coach 5608 (1964); to PCHR 9301 (2010) 9302 @ Coach CCF 1954 " - ex-VIA combination 9302, ex-VIA/CN Daynighter 5710 (1984), ex-CN coach 5535 (1972) GBW 901 Dome Coach ACF 1955 1997 - "Algoma Country" ex-WC "Trempealeau River", ex-GBW 901, ex-AutoTrain 901, nee-UP 9001 no# Dome Coach Budd 1948 1999 - "Spirit of Superior" ex-Vista Rail Inc. 800273, ex-AutoTrain 462, nee-WP 813 "Silver Palace"

Notes:

* Some other rosters and car histories lists these numbers but there's no evidence these two cars were actually ever renumbered and put into revenue service on the ACR. Some sources have them acquired mainly for parts and stored before conversion to OCS bunk cars.

** Photos exist on Ted Ellis' site of these two cars at Steelton shops in full VIA paint with the logos marked out and renumbered AC. However, these two ex-VIA cars don't appear on any other AC roster listing. These two cars probably acquired for parts and never put into service.

@ Cars leased from Ontario Northland Transportation Commission

Company Acronyms and Abbreviations
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AC      Algoma Central
ACF     American Car & Foundry
ALCO    American Locomotive Company
B&S     Barney & Smith
Budd    Budd Car Company
CB&Q    Chicago, Burlington & Quincy
CC&F    Canadian Car & Foundry
CN      Canadian National
C&O     Chesapeake & Ohio
CofG    Central of Georgia
CP      Canadian Pacific
DRGW    Denver & Rio Grande Western
FRVW    Fox River Western Railroad
GBW     Green Bay & Western Railroad
GMDD    General Motors Diesel Division
GM&O    Gulf, Mobile & Ohio
HSC     Hawker-Siddely Canada
IC      Illinois Central
ICC     International Car Co.
LP&N    Longview, Portland & Northern
MP      Missouri Pacific
NSC     National Steel Car
NYC     New York Central RR.
PCHR    Port Colbourne Harbour Railway (Trillium Rail)
PRR     Pennsylvania RR
Pull    Pullman Co.
P-S     Pullman-Standard Co.
PW&B    Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad
SOU     Southern Railway
SP      Southern Pacfic
UP      Union Pacific
VIA     VIA Rail Canada
WAB     Wabash Railroad
WC      Wisconsin Central
WP      Western Pacific

The information on this page is compiled from several sources including but limited to "The Algoma Central Railway Story" by Dale Wilson, "The Tracks of the Black Bear In Colour" by Dale Wilson and Gordon D. Jomini, "Canadian Trackside Guide" (1998, 2004, 2007 editions) published by Bytown Railway Society of Ottawa, ON., as well as from Ted Ellis's Algoma Central site at algomacentral.railfan.net

This page copyright 2001-2012 Chris VanderHeide.


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