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Algoma Central Railway (1899-1901)
Algoma Central & Hudson Bay Railway (1901-1965)
Algoma Central Railway (1965-present)

Background

Although physically separate, the Algoma Central and Algoma Eastern were run by common management until the leasing of the latter to the Canadian Pacific in 1931. In more recent years, the Algoma Central was acquired first by the Wisconsin Central, and subsequently by Canadian National with their purchase of the Wisconsin Central, although they continue to have a separate listing in the ORER. Some AC equipment was renumbered to WC numbers following the first purchase.

Data has been taken from the following ORERs (MM/YY): 6/1905, 4/1906, 10/1907, 2/1910, 2/1911, 1/1912, 1/1913, 1/1914, 1/1915, 3/1915-5/1915, 8/1915-9/1915, 1/1916, 9/1916, 1/1917, 5/1917-6/1917, 2/1918, 10/1918-1/1919, 12/1919, 3/1920-5/1920, 12/1920-1/1921, 8/1921-10/1921, 1/1922-5/1922, 7/1922-8/1922, 11/1922-2/1923, 4/1923-10/1923, 12/1923-7/1924, 9/1924-11/1925, 1/1926-1/1927, 3/1927-9/1927, 11/1927-12/1927, 2/1928-8/1928, 10/1928-12/1928, 2/1929-5/1929, 8/1929-10/1956, 4/1957-7/2005, 1/2006, 4/2007-7/2013, 1/2014 & 7/2014-4/2016.

AC

Number

AAR

Description

#Blt

In-Svc. Dates

IL

IH

Dr.

Cu.Ft.

Bldr.

Blt. Dates

Notes

1-94

 

Dump Cars

94

6/1905-1/1914

 

 

 

 

?

?

 

351-375

XM

Boxcar

25

1/1914

36.0

8.0

6.0

2448

?

?

2' end dr. re#AE 351-375.

601-800

GB

Gondola

200

1/1958-10/2001

52.6

4.0

 

2000

NSC

/58

Stl. Drop ends, wd. flr. Some re#900-934, 951-960 & 975-984 series?

801-875

GB

Gondola

75

1/1962-10/2001

52.6

4.0

 

2000

NSC

c/62

Stl. Drop ends, wd. flr. Some re#900-934, 951-960 & 975-984 series?

900-924

FM

Flat

24

1/1914

40.0

 

 

 

?

?

re#AE 901-924?

900-914

GBS

Gondola

15

10/1970-10/2001

52.6

4.0

 

1996

NSC?

/58-/62?

Stl. Fixed ends, wd. flr., 3-sect. stl. cover, coil stl. svc. x601-875 series?

915-924

GBSR

Cov. Gondola

10

10/1970-10/2001

52.6

4.0

 

1996

NSC?

/58-/62?

Stl. Fixed ends, wd. flr., 3-sect. stl. cover. x601-875 series?

925-934

GBSR

Cov. Gondola

10

4/1980-10/2001

52.6

4.0

 

1996

NSC?

/58-/62?

Stl. Fixed ends, wd. flr., 3-sect. stl. cover. x601-875 series?

951-955

GB

Gondola

5

10/1978-7/2001

52.6

4.0

 

1996

NSC?

/58-/62?

Stl. drop ends, stl. flr. x601-875 series?

975-984

GBSR

Cov. Gondola

10

1/1980-7/2001

52.6

4.0

 

1996

NSC?

/58-/62?

Stl. Fixed ends, wd. flr., 3-sect. stl. rf., coil stl. svc. x601-875 series?

1001-1319

 

Flat

338

6/1905-4/1923

40.0

 

 

 

?

?

 

1320-1338

 

"

"

2/1910-4/1923

"

 

 

 

?

?

 

1339-1340

 

"

"

1/1912-4/1923

"

 

 

 

?

?

 

1341

 

"

"

1/1916-4/1923

"

 

 

 

?

?

 

1001-1129

FM

Flat

125

5/1923-4/1940

37.4

8.4

 

 

?

?

Wd. Permanent end racks for wd. in 4' lengths (ties, etc.). re#1501-1567?

1001-1100

GBS

Gondola

100

4/1964-1/2006

61.0

5.0

 

2900

NSC

2-3/64

Stl. Bulkhead ends, wd. flr. some re#11041-11100?

1101-1200

GBS

Gondola

100

7/1965-1/2006

61.0

5.0

 

2900

NSC

8-9/65

Stl. Bulkhead ends, wd. flr. some re#11101-11200?

1201-1300

GBS

Gondola

100

7/1966-1/2006

61.0

5.0

 

2900

NSC?

6/66

Stl. Bulkhead ends, wd. flr. some re#11201-11300?

1301-1400

GBS

Gondola

100

7/1967-1/2006

61.0

5.0

 

2900

NSC

6-7/67

Stl. Bulkhead ends, wd. flr., some re#11301-11394?

1401-1440

GB

Gondola

40

7/1937-4/1941

38.8

8.2

 

2682

?

?

Stl. underframe.

1501-1525

FM

Flat

67

3/1931-4/1971

37.4

8.4

 

 

?

?

Wd. Permanent end racks for wd. in 4' lengths (ties, etc.). x1001-1129 series?

1526-1528

"

"

"

4/1938-4/1971

37.4

8.4

 

 

?

?

Wd. Permanent end racks for wd. in 4' lengths (ties, etc.). x1001-1129 series?

1529-1567

"

"

"

4/1940-4/1971

37.4

8.4

 

 

?

?

Wd. Permanent end racks for wd. in 4' lengths (ties, etc.). x1001-1129 series?

1501-1523

GTS

Wood Chip Gon.

23

10/1981-7/1985

61.6

10.10

 

6600

NSC

3/81

Stl. 1 end dr. at 'A' end. re#NFPX 1501-1523.

1701-1799

FM

Flat

169

7/1935-4/1971

38.10

8.4

 

 

?

?

Stl. underframe. Permanent end racks for wd. in 4' lengths (ties, etc.).

1800

"

"

"

4/1938-4/1971

38.10

8.4

 

 

?

?

Stl. underframe. Permanent end racks for wd. in 4' lengths (ties, etc.).

1801-1869

"

"

"

7/1940-4/1971

38.10

8.4

 

 

?

?

Stl. underframe. Permanent end racks for wd. in 4' lengths (ties, etc.).

1801-1842

FM

Flat

42

6/1905-4/1923

40.0

 

 

 

?

?

 

1901-1912

FM

Flat

12

6/1905-2/1923

34.0

 

 

 

?

?

 

1951-1963

FM

Flat

13

6/1905-2/1923

35.8

 

 

 

?

?

 

2001-2061

 

Flat

61

6/1905-9/1916

34.0

 

 

 

?

?

 

2101-2117

FM

Flat

21

6/1905-9/1916

35.8

 

 

 

?

?

 

2118-2121

"

"

"

4/1906-9/1916

"

 

 

 

?

?

 

2201-2250

FM

Flat

50

4/1942-4/1972

40.1

 

 

 

?

?

Stl. underframe.

2301-2370

GA

Gondola

70

1/1914

36.5

4.6

 

1584

?

?

re#AE 2301-2370?

2301-2324

FMS

Flat

73

4/1965-4/1972

40.1

9.0

 

 

?

?

Stl. underframe. Permanent end racks for wd. in 4' lengths (ties, etc.). x?

2325-2373

"

"

"

1/1966-10/1972

40.1

9.0

 

 

?

?

Stl. underframe. Permanent end racks for wd. in 4' lengths (ties, etc.). x?

2401-2450

FM

Flat

50

10/1940-7/1948

41.0

 

 

 

?

?

Stl. underframe. Permanent end racks for wd. in 4' lengths (ties, etc.). x?

2401-2425

FB

Bulkhead Flat

25

1/1975-1/2006

52.8

11.1

 

 

HST

1/75

Stl. Wd. flr.

2426-2475

FB

Bulkhead Flat

50

7/1980-1/2006

52.8

11.1

 

 

HST

2/75

Stl. Wd. flr. xBCIT 818450-818519 series /80, re#238400-238469 series /98.

2476-2494

FB

Bulkhead Flat

19

7/1994-1/2006

52.8

11.2

 

 

HST?

/75?

Stl. Wd. flr. xCNIS 603400-603424 series? /94 (nee NAFX 53185-53237?), re#238400-238469 series /98.

2495-2501

FB

Bulkhead Flat

7

1/1995-1/2006

52.8

11.2

 

 

HST?

/75

Stl. Wd. flr. x ? /94, re#238400-238469 series /98.

2501-2680

FM

Flat

205

1/1912-10/1947

38.0

8.4

 

 

CCF

/11-/12

Stl. underframe. Permanent end racks for wd in 4' lengths (ties, etc.). re#4601-4803 series?

2681-2705

"

"

"

1/1912-10/1947

38.0

8.4

 

 

?

?

re#4601-4803 series?

2801-2830

FM

Flat

25

5/1927-4/1941

40.0

 

 

 

?

?

x2501-2705 series?, ret?

2901

XM

Boxcar

1

10/1962-4/1972

40.6

10.4

6.0

3835

?

?

Stl. xGTW 470677.

3001-3025

XM

Boxcar

25

6/1905-1/1953

36.0

8.0

6.0

2448

?

?

Wd. 3' end dr.

3051-3080

XM

Boxcar

30

1/1913-1/1949

36.0

8.0

6.0

2448

CCF

6/12

Stl. frame. 3' end dr.

3101-3200

XM

Boxcar

100

2/1928-7/1973

40.6

9.0

6.0

3098

?

/28

Stl. frame.

3401-3411

XM

Boxcar

11

6/1905-5/1920

33.4

6.9

5.4

2002

?

?

 

3501-3850

GB

Gondola

350

1/1948-7/1984

48.6

4.0

 

1843

NSC

9/47

Stl. Drop ends, wd. flr. 16 re#3901-3916?, 30 re#ASLX 101-130?

3901-4000

HM

Ore Hopper

100

9/1916-7/1933

20.6

7.5

 

618

PSC

/01

Stl. xD&IR 3050-3399 series.

3901-3916

GBR

Covered Gon.

16

1/1966-7/1968

48.6

4.0

 

1843

NSC?

9/47?

Stl. Fixed ends, wd. flr., tarp. cover. x3501-3850 series?

4001-4399

 

Ore Hopper

200

not listed

20.6

7.5

 

618

PSC

/00-/01

Odd #'s. Stl. re#4001-4200 /05.

4001-4200

HM

Ore Hopper

200

6/1905-7/1933

20.6

7.5

 

618

PSC

/00-/01

Stl. x4001-4399 /05.

4201-4250

GS

Gondola

125

1/1912-1/1963

36.6

4.8

 

1584

CCF

7/11-/12

Stl. frame. Side dump. some re#4401-4473?, ret?

4251-4324

"

"

"

1/1913-1/1963

"

"

 

"

CCF?

/12?

Stl. frame. Side dump. some re#4401-4473?, ret?

4401-4430

GS

Gondola

73

3/1929-4/1947

36.6

6.2

 

2112

?

?

Stl. frame. Side dump. x4201-4325 series?, ret?

4431-4450

"

"

"

12/1929-4/1947

36.6

6.2

 

2112

?

?

Stl. frame. Side dump. x4201-4325 series?, ret?

4451-4462

"

"

"

7/1937-4/1947

36.6

6.2

 

2112

?

?

Stl. frame. Side dump. x4201-4325 series?, ret?

4463-4473

"

"

"

4/1938-4/1947

36.6

6.2

 

2112

?

?

Stl. frame. Side dump. x4201-4325 series?, ret?

4501-4530

GS

Gondola

30

10/1946-7/1962

36.6

3.0

 

965

?

?

Stl. frame. Side dump, wd. flr. x?

4531-4542

"

"

"

1/1951-7/1962

36.6

3.0

 

965

?

?

Stl. frame. Side dump, wd. flr. x?

4543-4550

"

"

"

1/1953-7/1962

36.6

3.0

 

965

?

?

Stl. frame. Side dump, wd. flr. x?

4601-4699

HM

Ore Hopper

99

1/1912-7/1933

19.0

7.0

 

587

?

?

Wd.

4601-4650

GB

Gondola

203

10/1946-4/1971

39.5

4.0

 

1420

?

?

Stl. Fixed ends, wd. flr. x2501-2705 series?

4651-4699

"

"

"

4/1947-4/1971

39.5

4.0

 

1420

?

?

Stl. Fixed ends, wd. flr. x2501-2705 series?

4700-4803

"

"

"

10/1947-4/1971

39.5

4.0

 

1420

?

?

Stl. Fixed ends, wd. flr. x2501-2705 series?

4804-4850

GB

Gondola

47

7/1948-4/1971

40.10

4.0

 

1470

?

?

Stl. Fixed ends, wd. flr.

5000-5025

GK

Gondola

25

6/1905-9/1927

38.10

4.0

 

1344

?

?

Wd.

5101

GK

Gondola

59

6/1905-1/1938

38.10

4.0

 

1344

?

?

Wd.

5102

"

"

"

2/1910-1/1938

38.10

4.0

 

1344

?

?

Wd.

5103-5104

"

"

"

2/1911-1/1938

38.10

4.0

 

1344

?

?

Wd. 5103-5104 re#AE 5103-5104?

5105-5118

"

"

"

1/1912-1/1938

38.10

4.0

 

1344

?

?

Wd.

5119-5158

"

"

"

12/1919-1/1938

38.10

4.0

 

1344

?

?

Wd.

5159

"

"

"

1/1922-1/1938

38.10

4.0

 

1344

?

?

Wd.

5160-5164

"

"

"

12/1923-1/1938

38.10

4.0

 

1344

?

?

Wd.

5101-5126

GB

Gondola

26

4/1938-1/1964

38.8

4.6

 

1479

?

?

Stl. frame. Wd. flr.

5201-5215

"

Flat

15

4/1906-10/1907

40.0

 

 

 

?

?

Chip svc.

5301-5316

GB

Gondola

24

12/1919-1/1938

38.10

2.0

 

672

?

?

Wd.

5317-5324

"

"

"

12/1920-1/1938

38.10

2.0

 

672

?

?

Wd.

5351-5391

LP

Gondola

30

7/1934-1/1940

37.0

8.0

 

2577

?

?

Wd. re#1529-1567?

5401-5450

GKC

Gondola

75

12/1919-1/1938

38.10

4.0

 

1344

?

?

Wd.

5451-5475

"

"

"

12/1927-1/1938

38.10

4.0

 

1344

?

?

Wd.

5501-5550

GD

Gondola

50

9/1924-10/1965

40.0

3.6

 

1225

CCF

7/24

Stl. underframe. Side drs., wd. flr.

5601-5640

GB

Gondola

40

4/1941-1/1973

42.8

4.1

 

1597

?

?

Stl. underframe. Fixed ends, wd. flr.

6001-6025

"

Gondola

20

6/1905-2/1910

39.4

8.0

 

2677

?

?

3 drs. each side, charcoal svc.

6001-6075

HM

Hopper

189

1/1938-4/1971

30.5

7.5

 

1580

?

?

Stl.

6076-6100

"

"

"

1/1940-4/1971

30.5

7.5

 

1580

?

?

Stl.

6101-6150

"

"

"

4/1941-4/1971

30.5

7.5

 

1580

?

?

Stl.

6151-6190

"

"

"

4/1942-4/1971

30.5

7.5

 

1580

?

?

Stl.

6191-6192

"

"

"

7/1946-4/1971

30.5

7.5

 

1580

?

?

Stl.

6051-6070

 

Gondola

20

6/1905-4/1916

31.9

7.9

 

2030

?

?

3 drs. each side, charcoal svc.

6300-6399

HM

Hopper

148

1/1949-4/1971

32.10

7.5

 

1594

?

?

Stl. some re#7500-7527?, some ret?

6400-6449

"

"

"

4/1954-4/1971

32.10

7.5

 

1594

?

?

Stl. some re#7500-7527?, some ret?

6601-6780

HM

Hopper

180

4/1957-10/1972

30.6

7.5

 

1725

?

?

Stl. 75 cars re#7600-7674?, 40 ret?

6801-6875

HM

Hopper

175

7/1959-10/1972

30.6

7.5

 

1725

?

?

Stl.

6876-6975

"

"

"

1/1960-10/1972

"

"

 

"

?

?

Stl.

7001-7056

HM

Hopper

75

10/1963-4/1973

30.6

7.5

 

1880

?

?

Stl. Some re#7100-7136?

7057-7075

"

"

"

1/1964-4/1973

"

"

 

"

?

?

Stl.

7100-7119

HM

Hopper

33

4/1967-4/1971

30.6

7.5

 

1880

?

?

Stl. x7001-7075 series?

7120

"

"

"

7/1967-4/1971

30.6

7.5

 

1880

?

?

Stl. x7001-7075 series?

7121-7136

"

"

"

10/1967-4/1971

30.6

7.5

 

1880

?

?

Stl. x7001-7075 series?

7500-7520

HM

Hopper

27

4/1967-4/1971

32.10

7.5

 

1594

?

?

Stl. x6300-6449 series?, some ret?

7521-7527

"

"

"

7/1967-4/1971

32.10

7.5

 

1594

?

?

Stl. x6300-6449 series?, some ret?

7601-7675

HM

Hopper

75

4/1970-10/1972

30.6

10.5

 

2601

?

?

Stl. Sides/ends extended with plywood for coke svc. x6601-6680 series?, 40 ret.?

8001-8100

HMA

Hopper

100

7/1971-10/2000

31.0

9.0

 

2200

NSC

6-7/71

Stl. Drs. operated manually or with air motor both sides.

8201-8500

HT

Hopper

300

1/1974-4/2005

30.2

8.3

 

2100

NSC

2/74-1/75

Stl. 8201-8329? re#CSXT 351056-351175 /88, some re#WC (later SSAM) 208330-208500.

8600-8629

HT

Hopper

28

1/1995-1/2012

44.3*

 

 

2700

?

?

 

11041-11102

GBS

Gondola

100

1/1997-1/2006

61.0

5.0

 

2900

NSC?

2/64-8/65?

Stl. x1041-1102?

11103-11392

"

"

"

10/1996-in svc.

61.0

5.0

 

2900

NSC?

8/65-6/67?

Stl. x1103-1392?

11394

"

"

"

1/1997-4/2010

61.0

5.0

 

2900

NSC?

7/67?

Stl. x1194?

60000-60004

GBS

Gondola

5

7/1998-4/2005

61.0

5.0

 

2900

?

?

x1001-1400 series?

60005-60006

GBS

Gondola

2

4/2001-4/2005

61.0

2.0

 

1138

?

?

x1001-1400 series?

238100-238122

FB

Bulkhead Flat

96

10/1995-in svc.

66.0

10.10

 

 

?

5/80

Stl. x?

238123-238195

"

"

"

1/1996-in svc.

66.0

10.10

 

 

?

5/80

Stl. x?

238400-238469

FB

Bulkhead Flat

70

10/1998-in svc.

52.8

11.1

 

 

HST

2/75

Stl. x2426-2501 series.

238500-238559

FB

Bulkhead Flat

60

4/1998-in svc.

52.6

10.10

 

 

NSC

5-6/77

Stl. xNWTX 1011-1148.

ACIS

Reporting marks added 4/1974 for cars restricted to international service.

Number

AAR

Description

#Blt

In-Svc. Dates

IL

IH

Dr.

Cu.Ft.

Bldr.

Blt. Dates

Notes

1401-1490

GTS

Wood Chip Gon.

90

4/1974-4/2008

61.6

10.11

 

6565

NSC

8/74

Stl. 1 end dr. at 'A' end. some re#NFPX 1401-1412.

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