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Algoma Central Engine House

Algoma Central Engine House

Photos by contributor Parks Canada - Posted December 2018

Algoma Central Engine House

Plaque Location

The District of Algoma
The City of Sault Ste. Marie
Near the intersection of Carmen's Way
and Wellington Street West


Coordinates: N 46 31.544 W 84 20.904

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Plaque Text

This engine house was built in 1912 by the Arnold Company of Chicago for the terminal of the Algoma Central and Hudson Bay Railway, which connected Sault Ste. Marie to the main line of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Originally used to maintain and overhaul steam locomotives, this massive, well-preserved structure was the first "square house" in Canada to have an interior turntable, providing access to its 14 radiating pit tracks. As a testament to the success of this design, the building has survived virtually intact, converting easily, with only a few alterations, to servicing diesel engines during the 1950s.

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