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Unnumbered GE 50 Ton Center Cab and American Rail Crane Model 850-80 DE (Serial J3414) sit just north of the Company Engine house waiting their next assignment. In the background the 1912 built Blast Furnace sits as cold as the snow on the ground.  During the Second World War the operation had two (2) Blast Furnaces on site to support the war efforts.  To the left of the Rail Crane is the Pig Casting Machine(exterior to the High Bay), and behind the GE Center Cab are rail bound slag pots tilted on edge. Originally started as the Canadian Furnace Company by American investors from western New York, the operation joined the Algoma Steel Corporation in 1950.  The iron produced at the facility went under the brand name  "Victoria" Pig Iron and was the primary feed stock for iron foundries all over North America.  The image is looking south. Thanks to Paul O'Shell for the specs. on the American Crane.
Copyright Notice: This image ©Michael Klauck - Collection of Harry Whiting all rights reserved.



Caption: Unnumbered GE 50 Ton Center Cab and American Rail Crane Model 850-80 DE (Serial J3414) sit just north of the Company Engine house waiting their next assignment. In the background the 1912 built Blast Furnace sits as cold as the snow on the ground. During the Second World War the operation had two (2) Blast Furnaces on site to support the war efforts. To the left of the Rail Crane is the Pig Casting Machine(exterior to the High Bay), and behind the GE Center Cab are rail bound slag pots tilted on edge. Originally started as the Canadian Furnace Company by American investors from western New York, the operation joined the Algoma Steel Corporation in 1950. The iron produced at the facility went under the brand name "Victoria" Pig Iron and was the primary feed stock for iron foundries all over North America. The image is looking south. Thanks to Paul O'Shell for the specs. on the American Crane.

Photographer:
Michael Klauck - Collection of Harry Whiting [22] (more) (contact)
Date: 02/05/1981 (search)
Railway: Other (search)
Reporting Marks: Not Provided
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Algoma Steel (search)
City/Town: Port Colborne (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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