Ontario Industrial Diesels
Clarkson St.Lawrence Cement Added 45-tonner #nil enroute.
Toronto Andrew Merrilees (scroll
down to IREX his US subsidiary.
Welland Stelpipe div. of STELCO added # nil 50-tonner.
Welland Welded Tube (formerly Shaw Pipe) added photo of leased MPRX 101.
Port Maitland ERCO added photo of PSPX 85 GMD Hydraulic on its way Limestone Quarries.
Port Robinson Oxy Vinyls Added photo of LTEX 1001 switching the plant. Photo includes view of plant.
Aldershot National Sewer Pipe Added new page for this old industry with narrow gauge RR.
Cornwall Courtaulds Added ex CP 7096 Alco S-2. Later sold for scrap after plant closed in 1994.
Crushed Stone. Added a nice old colour photo of 0-4-0 mechanical
dinky on standard gauge trackage. Look back too at their narrow
gauge quarry steam operation with an eight colour photo set (scroll
down to Gallery 2)
Timmins Kidd Creek Mine Added TGS 052 Best photo of Texas Gulf Sulphur lettering.
Toronto CGE Added (scroll way down) photo small self-propelled crane. New contributor Jim Little.
Uhthoff Limestone Quarries added Whitcomb 4.
Falconbridge Kidd Creek Mine Added photo of Falconbridge Ltd. Kidd Creek Div. 055-054
Deeks Started new gallery for Grenville Crushed Rock, a quarry for railway ballast for Dominion Construction.
Kingston CLC plant switcher looking derelict. Later re-engined.
Peterborough CGE added (link in title) old drawing of plant.
Timmins Kidd Creek added much better photos of Kidd 051, 052 RS-23's (different lettering) and GP38-2 054.
Uhthoff Limestone Quarries. Added better photo of 3-6902 unique 800 HP GMD diesel-hydraulic
Marathon; America Can of Canada # NIL.
Point Anne Point Anne Quarry/Thurlow Railway Added photo of 20004 ex CP 6543
Whitby LASCO Added colour photo of 70-tonner 2 still with C-B engine.
Blenheim W G Thompson Their tiny Plymouth went to tiny Village of Crivitz, Wisconsin.
Cambridge (Galt) Babcock & Wilcox Added OSR nil (ex L4) 70-tonner .
Kapuskasing Spruce Falls Power & Paper 108 in old paint scheme.
Andrew Merrilees (D) Added
link in 2 captions to EL 357 to represent EL 353 the biggest diesel
acquired by that time.
This one is unidentified, a 45-tonner. Summer 2000 Can you help? Contact us.
Burlington Penvidic Contracting. Added better photo of hydraulic 2034 ex CP 19.
Whitby LASCO Added photos of 1,
2, 3 and 7. New contributor Darrell Lupson.
L'Orignal IVACO Restored missing thumbnail and link to page showing 5 units including just added S-3 with homebuilt cab! .
Uhthoff Limestone Quarries Added newer photo of rare Whitcomb 65-tonner. Also, newer photo of SF-1.
Vaughan (Concord) CN Rail Transfer facility 150 cars. G.A.Foss operator of facility.
Thorold Ontario Paper Added photo of OPC-1 newly acquired from CN enroute.
Thunder Bay Cargill Added another photo of 1217 showing the elevator.
Welland Welland Pipe (Stelco) Added older photo back when things bright ahead.
Whitby LASCO Added photo of 70-tonner after re-engining and repainted but no yet letterred and numbered.
Ottawa National Research Council Added 1003 an old Lehigh Valley SW8. New contributor Peter Scholtens.
Dundas Canada Crushed Stone.
major addition to long-closed unique quarry operation including very
early photos courtesy of Sandra Kiemele, archivist, Dundas Historical
Cornwall Courtaulds Added colour photo of box motor 26.
London General Motors Added plant switcher 1 in its new 50th anniversary paint scheme.
Port Robinson Oxy Vinyls
Added HBIX 9359 in new paint job also LTEX 1001 likely a replacement
Sault Ste. Marie Algoma Tube Corp. "nil" (un-numbered) 50-tonner added.
Thunder Bay Cargill Added old
photo of old long scrapped MLW S3 as well as SW8 14 long gone for trade-in.
Dundas Canada Crushed Stone. Added 4 more colour photos of this unique electric quarry operation.
Hamilton Arcelor-Mittal Added 410 another 700 hp genset loco. New contributor Dave Stowe.
November 2014 Toronto Andrew Merrilees (Dealer) Added No.3 ex NHB 80-tonner.
Inco renamed to VALE and
added two recent photos of newly repainted 50-tonner at this location
since new in 1953.
Smooth Rock Falls Tembec. Added Rouge Steel 1518 enroute to Detroit. Later CANX 1518 used at Tembec.
Blenheim Thompsons Added
80-tonner nee Normetal Mining. A Canadian loco comes home!
Welland Atlas Speciality Steel added
better photo of 9 (1st.) apparently an ex CP S3. Do you know its number?
Copper Cliff C-I-L new page started with photo of 144 (ex Western Maryland) at CPR roundhouse for some repair work. Had been sold 1984 INCO 203. This unit still exists.
Hamilton STELCO Replaced small black and white photo with bigger colour photo of 50 their first diesel a GE demonstrator.
Thorold South Ontario Paper added another photo of 4.
Welland Union Carbide Electro-Metallurgical Div. Added EM Co 9 GE 65-tonner ex US military.
Iroquois Falls. Abitibi Replaced photo of MLW S-4 80 with a better quality colour image.
Port Credit St.Lawrence Starch. Added two aerial views including one of 1935 which includes the recently abandoned radial. New contributor Heritage Mississauga courtesy of Matthew Wilkinson.
Hamilton US Steel Hamilton Works. Added 84. New contributor Jay Brooks
December 2013 Hamilton National Steel Car. Article all about the plant in great detail, 1916.
November 2013 Hamilton
Bunge (ex CanAmera).
October 2013 Cardinal;
Ingredion is the new name for CASCO. Added photo
of 1105 in their new paint scheme.
August 2013 Sault Ste.Marie St.Mary's Paper 80-tonner long stored after closure of the mill in 2010.
July 2013 Thunder Bay Cargill Added a very sad looking RS-1 soon to be scrapped.
June 2013 Hamilton
STELCO added 53 one of two 80-tonner acquired
new in January 1951.
Terrace Bay AV Terrace Bay added two photos of CCGX 1006.
Windsor Zalev Bros. added a great down-on view into the scrap yard with 45-tonner at work.
May 2013 London
GMD (now closed) added three photos of plant switchers. 102 before/after
repainted and 113. Also, one-of-a-kind "kit" diesel hydraulic
switcher. None were sold. It finally went to GM's McKinnon auto parts
January 2013 Iroquois Falls Resolute Forest Products (formerly Abitibi) 1305 two views before and after overhaul by DES.
October 2012 Cardinal CASCO added photo of 1105 now looking very crappy! Covered in oil and peeling cheap paint job. Falconbridge: Falconbridge Nickle Mines added photo of 80-ton 106 at new owner and S-1 103 as originally ERIE 306. New contributors Whit Wardell and Chuck Zeiler.
September 2012 Cardinal.
added CASCO 8 and 9 and relocated existing photo
of 8 after sold, to Ennis-Paikin (D).
May 2012 Kapuskasing
Tembec added TLCX 1065 one of a fleet of newsprint
box cars for predecessor Spruce Falls Power & Paper. These were
the only interchange cars ever operated.
April 2012 Sault
St Marie Algoma Steel added colour photo
of 80-tonner 30.
December 2011 Opasatika Agrium added photo of 7731 switching the mine near Kapuskasing.
November 2011 Hamilton
ArcelorMittal Dofasco added 418 rebuilt into
new genset. New contributor Mike Garza.
October 2011 Created
an Index for railway equipment dealers,
brokers, contract shops, lease units etc. including:
September 2011 Hamilton National Steel Car added a recent photo of 12 switching new well cars.
August 2011 Cornwall Locweld un-numbered Brookville dinky. New contributor Russ Lees.
January 2011 Midland
new page for Century Coal a long-gone
company which operated a coal dock for CSL.
November 2010 Sarnia
added VIP 1201 an SW1200RS acquired
from Rail America, (Hamilton) nee CN 1335.
August 2010 Red Rock the closed Domtar mill had a variety of secondhand units over the years. Here are three of them.
April 2010 Cardinal
CASCO added two photos of 1105 a GMD1 which
replaced the old RS-3 scrapped on site.
March 2010 Cardinal CASCO added old photo of CR 9934 same model. New contributor Jim Gavin.
February 2010 Toronto Andrew Merrilees added IREX 204 an RS-3 ex St.Johnsbury & Lamoille County 204, nee Lehigh & Hudson River 4.
December 2009 New
pages created for Great Lakes Paper
in Thunder Bay photo of 231 ex CP HS-12.
November 2009 Added 1966 photo of Andrew Merrilees yard at West Toronto showing units for sale including SLSF 70-tonner and DL&W SW1.
May 2009 Final days of Marathon Pulp. After more than half of a century, it is all over.
February 2009 New unit CANX 8701 (nee QNS&L) of switching contractor Savage (formerly Canac) at Marathon Pulp.
October 2008 Added
Lake Erie Works 459 returning from a rebuild
in the US from new contributor Robert Smith.
September 2008 Added Terrace Bay Pulp M-19923. First photos I have seen of this unit which has been at the former Kimberly-Clark mill for 20 years! Its remote location in Northern Ontario and being industrial accounts for the lack of interest by railfans.
August 2008 Added VIP inc. a warehousing and rail car storage facility in Sarnia along with another shot of Esso Chemical 7920 plus in Hamilton added Stelco SW900 92 shown at Fort Erie going to unknown point. It returned as Lake Erie Works 459 by which time Stelco had been acquired by U.S. Steel. New contributor Don Janes.
May 2008 Canada Crushed Stone added motor 10.
April 2008 Acton Limestone Quarries new entry started with ex Lehigh Valley 44-tonner from new contributor John Vincent.
October 2007 Algoma Steel had two unique 87 1/2 ton narrow gauge (36") industrial locomotives one of which is now on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge tourist railroad in Colorado. "Big" narrow gauge diesels are hard to come by in North America, most are on the White Pass hauling tourists, so this was a good find for them to use switching in the yard to cut down on smoke complaints.
June 2007 St.Mary's Cement a very old photo of Plymouth dinky in quarry. Also, another of large steam shovel.
May 2007 CVRD Inco a new name for an old company in Port Colborne as well as a new photo of an old locomotive un-numbered 50-tonner from new contributor Colleen Mills. James River Marathon added 17-102 ex CP 7024 Alco S-2. Also, CGE Peterborough Works No.1 23-tonner. Algoma Steel in "The Sault" 80-tonner 34 and 115-tonner 61. and in Windsor Zalev Bros. 1 GE 45-tonner.
Algoma Steel 50 still at work after more than half
a century of hard service. New contributor Tim Gobeil.
October 1, 2006 Amherstburg: Hearn added link to ETR 101. Blenheim: W G Thompson added ex GWWD 101 relocated to Kent Bridge elevator by new contributor Peter Mumby. Sarnia Lambton Diesel Service added their Car Mover.
1, 2006 London: GMD Added two recent
views of ex TH&B 57 at the Electro Motive plant in Mc.Cook, IL.
August 1, 2006 Added an old colour photo from the collection of Joseph Testagrose of Des Moines & Central Iowa 600 a secondhand GE 70-tonner that went on to have an interesting Canadian history after its acquisition by Andrew Merrilees (D) including on the Canmore Mines non-common carrier railway in Alberta. Also, brand new photo of Cargill 1217 in Thunder Bay.
July 1, 2006 Smooth Rock Falls added to Tembec switching contractor Canac unit 1518 by Mike Robin.
April 11, 2006 Hamilton added to Dofasco roster their only Alco's two second-hand Nickle Plate S-4's and only SW1200 a new GMD unit number 14 (there was no 13). Another photo their last Whitcomb 65-tonner at the end of its use.
March 1, 2006 Sarnia area added: Esso Chemical 7920; Novacor 40 getting its prime mover overhauled; Royal Polymers 8620 formerly a Lambton Diesel lease unit and 0178 a "new" leaser unit acquired by Lambton Diesel from Andrew Merrilees Ltd. (Dealer) All from Shaun Hinz.
1, 2006 Dofasco added photo of 414 Dofasco's
only SW1200, both it and ladle 638 at Platinum Car Co.
December 1, 2005 Dofasco added colour photo of 12 in 1969, 416 (ex Mc.Kinnon) recently repainted by Railcare, a contract shop in Hamilton; also their latest acquistion, 410 a well-travelled SW8 overhauled by Rail Trusts Equipment, a small contract shop in Florida.
1, 2005 Babcox & Wilcox finally sprung for
some paint for their tiny Plymouth. Gerry Ferns
October 1, 2005 added two units to Andrew Merrilees (Dealer) IREX 5 SW1 ex EL/DL&W and FDDMS 411 70-tonner.
August 1, 2005 added a great aerial view of the Steel Car in Hamilton recently taken by railfan student pilot David Graham.
July 1, 2005 An old Pettibone car mover at Korex (old Lever Bros.) soap plant in downtown Toronto, next to Keating Yard.
June 1, 2005 Marathon Pulp Inc. added a series of four new images by Chris Wilson of switching contractor at work showing this large plant. Cooksville Brick & Tile an old gas mechical unit, long-gone.
May 1, 2005 Novacor Chemical 902 a spare unit for a number of plants in Sarnia area.
March 1, 2005 LASCO Whitby add PGE 556 c.1955 in Lilloette, BC from The Sirman Collection this is presently STCR 10. Siemens-Westinghouse in Hamilton, a recent view of the same old Westinghouse CLC unit from new contributor Michael Taylor. GMDH-3 275 once used by Mc.Kinnon Industries, preserved in Michigan.
February 1, 2005 Barry's Bay: J.P.Conway once had a tiny Vulcan Iron Works dinky. Port Maitland IMC had a unique Davenport 0-4-0M inherited from Sherbrooke Metallurgical and once at General Motor's Frigidaire plant in Scarborough. Scenic shortline type view of CASCO train on the 2 mile run between Cardinal and the CNR mainline comes the Late Dave More, one of many photographs just acquired from his estate.
December 31, 2004 Colour images of RS-3 units similar to CASCO 1548 before and after re-engine with EMD prime mover. These from new contributors Geo. Hamlin and Andy Koenigsberg. Un-identified GE 23-tonner at CLN Industries (D) back in 1998. Kimberley-Clark MLW S-3 6546 ex CPR. Two old black and white scans of Spruce Falls Power and Paper GE 70-tonners 106 and 107. Wendell Lemon and Ron W.Layton
October 19, 2004
Tembec Inc. at Smooth Rock Falls has a new switching
contractor CANAC unit CANX 1518.
October 8, 2004 Railcare a new car repair facility in Hamilton 45-tonner
9, 2004 OxyVinyls 65-tonner
and PolyOne 25-tonner plus views of both plants
which are related to each other. Oxy Vinyls, LP ("OxyVinyls"), is a
joint venture company between Occidental Chemical Corporation
Lambton Diesel Service 8620 in new paint scheme.
May 28, 2004 National Steel Car 10 nee RCAF 50-tonner
11, 2003 Another Hamilton industry, Westinghouse
December 1, 2003 Canada Crushed Stone several colour slides by Al Howlett of this long-gone unique electric operation.
14, 2003 Hamilton industries Dofasco 6 when
first acquired and 416 a "lost" engine, "found" by Julius
Olajos and identified by Rob Archer. See also steam
industrial for International Harvester and CIL additions.
August 10,2003 Atlas Steel 9 as CACV 3051 a D&H look alike.
July 11, 2003 Algoma Steel narrow gauge 55 tonner at East Broad Top.
June 2, 2003 Stelpipe NIL (un-numbered) GE 45-tonner about to leave plant in Welland.
May 28, 2003 Kapuskasing Tembec 108 acquired new by predecessor SFP&P, 168 ex Mattagami RR/Algoma Central
May 23, 2003 Toronto (+ Mississauga) Znidar Bros. (D) GE 45-ton for sale, former Praxair 161.
Iroquois Falls: Abitibi-Consolidated 1305
Sudbury Area Mining Railways, including INCO and Falco
April 1, 2003 Prior to this date a number of additions and corrections were made to the gallery. These are most easily identified by new in the thumbnail, or on the actual page. Additions include: Dundas, Canada Crushed Stone, electrics added. Hamilton; Dofasco, 2 units added. London; GMD additions. Paris, CS&G additions. St.Catharines, Mc.Kinnon Industries unit added. Toronto; CGE Davenport, battery loco added. Welland; Atlas loco crane added.
NOTE: New Galleries created for Ontario Industrial Steam Locomotives, also Construction and contractors locos. There have been many additions to these already.
Thorold South: Ontario Paper, added CN 8116 in old paint, similar to OP unit.
Sarnia: Lambton Diesel, new listing, 8620.
6 Iroquois Falls: Abitibi ex ONR 1203 in two different
paint schemes of different corporate names.
April 10 London:
GMD Blue Goose 1001, three images added. Welland:
Atlas Steel un-identified MLW yard engine added.
April 14 Island Falls: Abitibi; Iroquois Falls: ONR 1203 added; Timmins new entry for Kidd Creek Mines; Soo: new entry for St.Marys Paper; Algoma Steel inc. Tube Div. many colour photos added various models/makes.(deleted seven B&W duplicate models) Port Colborne: new entry for Canadian Furnace Div. of Algoma Steel.
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