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Six axle MLW C630-M 2005 built 1967 with MLW C-424 3233 are headed toward Hamilton with a load of ore destined for Dofasco. These standard hopper cars would be replaced later with cylindrical hopper cars which had two wheels on top which looked like they came off a wheelbarrow. The wheels were used to open the top doors for loading iron ore pellets which originated at the Sherman Mine in Temagami.
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Caption: Six axle MLW C630-M 2005 built 1967 with MLW C-424 3233 are headed toward Hamilton with a load of ore destined for Dofasco. These standard hopper cars would be replaced later with cylindrical hopper cars which had two wheels on top which looked like they came off a wheelbarrow. The wheels were used to open the top doors for loading iron ore pellets which originated at the Sherman Mine in Temagami.

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Dave Burroughs [94] (more) (contact)
Date: 01/1968 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 2005 (search)
Train Symbol: CN 449 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Bayview Jct / Oakville Sub (search)
City/Town: Hamilton (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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12 Comments
  1. Ore trains 730/731 did indeed go to the “bayfront” at Dafasco and yes at that point they did have a mix of CN and ONR short cylindrical hoppers.

  2. Bruce, you could be right, late January. I wonder where I got the idea that these trains were headed for Dofasco. Maybe after the cylindrical hoppers came into service. I have pictures of the ore train down the N&NW at Dofasco.

  3. The so-called ‘Dane’ ore trains ( from the Adams Mine on the ONR) were operated in a joint effort by ONR-CN-NYC-P&LE, to the Jones & Laughlin steel mill at Aliquipa PA. These began in mid1963 and continued into the early 80s. The train numbers were 448 from North Bay to Toronto; 449 Toronto to Ft Erie; 450 for empties from Ft Erie to Toronto; and 451 for the empties back to North Bay. Yes, I realize there was a Newmarket Sub merchandise freight numbered 451 at one point around 1970. At that time, the ‘Dane’ ore became simply 449 for the loads and 450 for empties.
    Dave – I calculate the date of this photo as approximately Jan 21. In my notebook for Jan1968, I didn’t see this train, however, on Jan 19 I did see train 308 (Sarnia-Toronto) with these engines.

  4. Nah! Arnold has many times the number of pics posted here than I have. Just trying to filter out some of the better compositions or subject matter and share them. Just wish I had used Kodachrome in the early days of my slide taking.

  5. Bruce, I have the slide marked as 449. Thought it was 449/450. Rob, no show box, just dug into some of the slide trays. I seem to go in fits and starts. More coming.

  6. @snake..it seems they changed the numbers frequently. When i ran them to Hamilton from Jane St they were 730/731

  7. U868 / U869 was the ore train at some point

  8. 448/449 were train numbers from the 1990′s
    Ore trains were U730/731

  9. Dave, if its 1968 and you say this is train 449, is it not the Ft Erie (Aliquippa PA) ore train ?
    The Dofasco train was 440/441, was it not ?

  10. Great shot. I never ran the ore train with these types of hoppers. Only the cylindrical ones. LOL, love the sticks where the white flags shot be. Every time I put them up on the point they would be gone before you got back.

  11. Dave, you are putting ole’ AWM to shame here…

  12. Did you find a long-lost shoe box Dave? You’ve been posting some really nice shots lately!

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