St. Clair Tunnel Company

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St. Clair Tunnel Company
Posted by Miningman on Saturday, March 03, 2018 11:51 AM

http://www.trainweb.org/oldtimetrains/photos/cnr_electric/St.CTunnel.htm

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Posted by Deggesty on Saturday, March 03, 2018 9:54 PM

Thanks for the link.

In 1982, I rode from Chicago to Toronto, through the original tunnel. I do not remember my interaction with the Canadian customs.

In 1997, my wife and I rode from Toronto to Chicago, in Superliner equipment, through the new tunnel. We were asked one question by the customs officer: "You two hitched?"

Johnny

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Posted by SD70Dude on Saturday, March 03, 2018 10:21 PM

Old tunnel just before replacement, note how the standard height boxcars just barely fit.  Definately no room for Hi-cubes, autoracks or doublestacks:

http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=5432

Special train.  9674 was built for GO Transit, note green paint on bell:

http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=23890

"Excalibore" getting ready to start, with another special train of everything that won't fit through the old tunnel:

http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=24038

Completed tunnel as it appears today:

http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=3944

Additional information and photos.  I especially like the comment from the Conductor who was in charge of the special train of oversized TBM machinery:

http://beachburg.blogspot.ca/2013/10/cns-st-clair-tunnel-part-i.html

http://beachburg.blogspot.ca/2013/10/cns-st-clair-tunnel-part-ii.html

 

Greetings from Alberta

-an Articulate Malcontent

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Posted by NorthWest on Saturday, March 03, 2018 10:54 PM

The first camelback in the OP's first link is a very odd looking one. Thanks for sharing!

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Posted by wanswheel on Wednesday, March 07, 2018 10:43 PM
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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Thursday, March 08, 2018 10:28 AM

The camelback in question was originally built as a tank locomotive and was "The World's Largest Locomotive" when built.  They burned a low-gas coal briquette to lessen the smoke hazard in the tunnel.

The daily commute is part of everyday life but I get two rides a day out of it. Paul

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