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At US Steel Hamilton Works (formerly Stelco) a CP Rail Kinnear belt job is backing into the sprawling steelmaking facility with a large cut of empty gondolas. These cars are destined to be filled with billets of steel forged from the blast furnaces on-site, which at this time were working overtime making export steel. Both SOR (via CN) and CP were very busy making frequent switches of the facility - the CP traffic consisting of NS family gondolas (traffic forwarded to the NS) and CN with an equal amount of CN/IC gondolas.

In this photo US Steel has been busy painting the property in their colours (sky blue) - the buildings in Green were sold off and not re-painted. This would not last long though, within a year the blast furnaces would be idled and they have yet to make any steel through 2012.
Here is a photo of USS/Stelco SW900 swithcing a CN cut of Gondolas in 2008:http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=6920
Copyright Notice: This image ©Stephen C. Host all rights reserved.



Caption: At US Steel Hamilton Works (formerly Stelco) a CP Rail Kinnear belt job is backing into the sprawling steelmaking facility with a large cut of empty gondolas. These cars are destined to be filled with billets of steel forged from the blast furnaces on-site, which at this time were working overtime making export steel. Both SOR (via CN) and CP were very busy making frequent switches of the facility - the CP traffic consisting of NS family gondolas (traffic forwarded to the NS) and CN with an equal amount of CN/IC gondolas.

In this photo US Steel has been busy painting the property in their colours (sky blue) - the buildings in Green were sold off and not re-painted. This would not last long though, within a year the blast furnaces would be idled and they have yet to make any steel through 2012.

Here is a photo of USS/Stelco SW900 swithcing a CN cut of Gondolas in 2008:

http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=6920

Photographer:
Stephen C. Host [1054] (more) (contact)
Date: 04/10/2010 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 8216 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Belt Line (search)
City/Town: Hamilton (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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2 Comments
  1. I have my doubts it will ever happen again – I don’t think we’ll ever see the blast furnaces re-activated.

    Then again, under new ownership someone may continue to use rail service… we’ll see ;)

  2. Great shot, i went on a ride along with this job one day but have yet to ever catch them switching here.

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