Unidentified Plymouth, GE 70-tonner 12 #30453 8/1950 ex Frisco 12 nee
Okmulgee Northern 7,
This 1967 catalogue features AAMX 353 SW1 The only unit ever lettered
in full, likely just for this photograph.
AMLX (Andrew Merrilees Ltd.) 9 Three month lease then sold 1989 to
CASCO (ex CN 7162)
CASCO #9, (ex CN 7162) SW8 Cardinal, March 23, 1999. Gord Strathdee
Note: 9/2001 to Andrew Merrilees (D); 2002, to National
Gypsum Canada Ltd. 507,
Merrilees un-numbered GE 45-tonner. Identity unknown.
Andrew Merrilees ex St.Lawrence & Raquette River 10 formerly Norwood
& St.Lawrence 10 acq. c.7/1985
IREX 200 acq. 12/1972 (ex LPCO 1) 70-ton GE 32507 2/1956
Note: LPCO 1 was Lehigh Portland Cement, Silver Springs, MD.
IREX 204 ex St.J&LC 204 nee L&HR 4 RS-3 1600 HP Alco #78292
IREX 53678 70-tonner CNR Fort Erie, Ont. 6/08/1975 enroute Kapuskasing
IREX 5 ex EL 355 nee DL&W 433
SW1 600 HP EMD #1054 4/1940
Unit had just arrived from US, and had been leased by Industrial Railway
Equipment (IREX) as VTR 5.
A very rough looking LDSX 0178 acq. 2/2003 ex AAM (D) nee CN 1218 SW1200RS
GMD A759 5/1956
No.3 acq. 12/1969 ex NHB No.3 (Quebec City) GE 80-tonner 31867 9/1953
AMLX 401 ex FDDM&S 401 GE 32207 12/1953
One of 14 70-tonners bought 6/1969 following take over of D&CI and FDDM&S by C&NW which promptly disposed of the entire fleet of 70-tonners of this historic one-time electric interurban railway. Many were themselves second-hand acquired from other shortlines such as Arkansas & Ozarks (2), Jamestown, Westfield & Northwestern (2), Tallulah Falls (2), and Unadilla Valley (1) upon their abandonment. These represented the entire roster of the tiny shortlines, typical of many little shortlines that survived because of the savings afforded by these dependable GE 70-tonners that replaced costly to operate old steam locomotives. Four were sold by Merrilees 12/1969 to Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting, which no doubt paid for the entire fleet!
51 (ex WAB 51) 43-ton 300 HP GE 12496 7/1939 West Toronto 7/1961
Unidentified Plymouth. West Toronto, August 4, 1969. Gord Strathdee
Plymouth Cordage, Welland, 0-4-0 compressed air locomotive built by Porter #3500
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