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STELCO. The essence of Steeltown railroading is right here. Stelco has been producing steel off and on for over 100 years here, with Dofasco right there for pretty much that same amount of time. Although the steelmaking is not as it once was at Stelco, the company is doing well. In the past few months,  new annealing furnises were installed, diversifying Stelco's product line, and a $50 million grant  follow by a $100 million load was recently secured from the federal government for modernization and capital investment. Although tough times are actively falling on Stelco, with no profit made in Q3 2019, the company is still extremely progress oriented, and the future still look bright.


The companies efforts seem to have been noticed from the railways perspective too. Thought the summer there was consistently 20-40 cars on property, which were switched in/out at least a few times a week. It's been a while since I've known CP to work Stelco, however. consistently I've seen CN handle all the traffic, prior to that SOR and, nearly a decade ago, CP shared the traffic with SOR. Aside from the railways, the ever elusive Stelco switcher(s)  have evaded my viewfinder here, and my do so permanently depending on how the traffic evolves. Here, TH-31 (I think) leaves the Stelco Spur (I'm guessing) with just over a half-dozen loads after arriving lite power. I believe this instance was the first time CP has gone to Stelco in years, or at least for this crew. I heard on the scanner the crew asking the train master for directions to Stelco after, one can only assume, Google Maps let them down.
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Caption: STELCO. The essence of Steeltown railroading is right here. Stelco has been producing steel off and on for over 100 years here, with Dofasco right there for pretty much that same amount of time. Although the steelmaking is not as it once was at Stelco, the company is doing well. In the past few months, new annealing furnises were installed, diversifying Stelco's product line, and a $50 million grant follow by a $100 million load was recently secured from the federal government for modernization and capital investment. Although tough times are actively falling on Stelco, with no profit made in Q3 2019, the company is still extremely progress oriented, and the future still look bright.

The companies efforts seem to have been noticed from the railways perspective too. Thought the summer there was consistently 20-40 cars on property, which were switched in/out at least a few times a week. It's been a while since I've known CP to work Stelco, however. consistently I've seen CN handle all the traffic, prior to that SOR and, nearly a decade ago, CP shared the traffic with SOR. Aside from the railways, the ever elusive Stelco switcher(s) have evaded my viewfinder here, and my do so permanently depending on how the traffic evolves. Here, TH-31 (I think) leaves the Stelco Spur (I'm guessing) with just over a half-dozen loads after arriving lite power. I believe this instance was the first time CP has gone to Stelco in years, or at least for this crew. I heard on the scanner the crew asking the train master for directions to Stelco after, one can only assume, Google Maps let them down.

Photographer:
Mark MacCauley [104] (more) (contact)
Date: 12/21/2019 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 3042 (search)
Train Symbol: TH-31 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Stelco (search)
City/Town: Hamilton (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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2 Comments
  1. Great to see CP action in Stelco again.

  2. Neat to see and I am glad you got the 38 and not the ECO. :) Definitely very recent that CP has begun going back. After recently downsizing the amount of Hamilton yard jobs, there are already murmurs they are revisiting that decision.

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