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Michipicoten


...conjures the raw mysterious lands and waters of the Gitche Gumee...the ancestral and ancient lands of the Ojibway and their predecessors...


...and imagine my surprise – during the Lake Superior circle tour - after driving that Tremblay Flats Road down to the Michipicoten Harbour, to find an ACR train, with three Geeps, ready to  load up raw material for the (surprise – even at that time - operating ! ) Wawa Sinter Plant. 


ACR 103 - 101 – 102 (GMD GP7L-m rebuilt in 1978 by GMD  from ACR GP7's 155 – 169 – 165 (original GMD built 1951)), with ACR hoppers at Michipicoten Harbour  


June 25, 1985 Kodachrome by S.Danko at Michipicoten Harbour, Ontario.


P.S. For an excellent dialogue on the Michipicoten Harbour,  Sinter plant and related rail operations, see images and comment box dialogue ( & merci on this dossier to A.W. Mooney and Chris van de Heide ) :


    Sinter Plant  


    alternate dock view  


    unique ACR ore cars   


PPS: that old rail dock in the foreground demonstrates the power of Lake Superior shoreline spring ice flows. Compare the remains of the dock in this image with Arnold's 1998 image.


What's interesting: 


Sinter plants agglomerate iron ore fines (dust) with other fine materials at high temperature, to create a product that can be used in a blast furnace. The final product, a sinter, is a small, irregular nodule of iron mixed with small amounts of other minerals. (Wikipedia)


The sinter (processed iron ore & other material) from the Sinter (Wawa )plant was all shipped by rail to the Algoma Steel mill in Sault Ste. Marie. 


 Gitche Gumee ( Otchipwe-kitchi-gami - the sea of the Ojibway people )
 

sdfourty
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Michipicoten

...conjures the raw mysterious lands and waters of the Gitche Gumee...the ancestral and ancient lands of the Ojibway and their predecessors...

...and imagine my surprise – during the Lake Superior circle tour - after driving that Tremblay Flats Road down to the Michipicoten Harbour, to find an ACR train, with three Geeps, ready to load up raw material for the (surprise – even at that time - operating ! ) Wawa Sinter Plant.

ACR 103 - 101 – 102 (GMD GP7L-m rebuilt in 1978 by GMD from ACR GP7's 155 – 169 – 165 (original GMD built 1951)), with ACR hoppers at Michipicoten Harbour

June 25, 1985 Kodachrome by S.Danko at Michipicoten Harbour, Ontario.

P.S. For an excellent dialogue on the Michipicoten Harbour, Sinter plant and related rail operations, see images and comment box dialogue ( & merci on this dossier to A.W. Mooney and Chris van de Heide ) :

Sinter Plant

alternate dock view

unique ACR ore cars

PPS: that old rail dock in the foreground demonstrates the power of Lake Superior shoreline spring ice flows. Compare the remains of the dock in this image with Arnold's 1998 image.


What's interesting:

Sinter plants agglomerate iron ore fines (dust) with other fine materials at high temperature, to create a product that can be used in a blast furnace. The final product, a sinter, is a small, irregular nodule of iron mixed with small amounts of other minerals. (Wikipedia)

The sinter (processed iron ore & other material) from the Sinter (Wawa )plant was all shipped by rail to the Algoma Steel mill in Sault Ste. Marie.

Gitche Gumee ( Otchipwe-kitchi-gami - the sea of the Ojibway people )

sdfourty

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Date: 06/25/1985 (search)
Railway: Algoma Central (search)
Reporting Marks: ACR 103 (search)
Train Symbol: ACR 103 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: ACR Michipicoten (search)
City/Town: Michipicoten Harbour (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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  1. This very interesting observation certainly kindles the thoughts of checking out the area once again now that the plant has been closed almost 20 years.
    Sun angles made that location very difficult to shoot at. This is a great effort !

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