1985 Train Numbers

ACR Trains circa 1985

No. Type Start End Days Notes
1 Psgr. Sault Ste. Marie Hearst Fri, Sat, Sun (fall)/
Daily x. Mon (summer)
2 Psgr. Hearst Sault Ste. Marie Sat, Sun, Mon (fall)/
Daily x. Tues (summer)
3 Psgr. Sault Ste. Marie Canyon Daily Summer only Agawa Canyon Tour
4 Psgr. Canyon Sault Ste. Marie Daily Summer only Agawa Canyon Tour
5 Freight Hawk Junction Hearst Mon-Fri
6 Freight Hearst Hawk Junction Tue-Sat
9 Freight Steelton Yard Hawk Junction Daily reduced Thursday only ~1985-86.
10 Freight Hawk Junction Steelton Yard Daily
11 Freight Steelton Yard Hawk Junction Daily
12 Freight Hawk Junction Steelton Yard Daily reduced Friday only ~1985-86.
15 Freight Hawk Junction Oba Sat, Sun Oba Turn: switches interchange steel traffic and export pulpwood from Mosher. Removed from timetable ~1985-86.
16 Freight Oba Hawk Junction Sat, Sun Return portion of #15
(Extra) Freight Hawk Junction (Michipicoten) Daily Ore trains. Hawk Junction to Wawa or Michipicoten (as required) and return.

CN Trains at Hearst

These numbers taken from a 1979 timetable.

While 272/273 are officially listed as mixed trains, by the early 1980s these appear to have operated as passenger only, with a lumber mill at Calstock served by a yard job out of Hearst. There were no other customers on the entire line. By the early-mid 1980s westbound traffic was forwarded over the ACR to Oba due to the extremely poor conditions and light rail of the track. In 1986 CN abandoned the line between Hearst and Nakina save for a few miles between Hearst and Calstock maintained as a spur.

No. Type Start End Days Notes
272 Mixed Nakina Hearst Sun, Wed, Fri Single heavyweight baggage/coach combine
273 Mixed Hearst Nakina Tue, Thu, Sat Single heavyweight baggage/coach combine
484 Freight Hearst Cochrane Tue, Thu, Sat
(Extra) Freight Cochrane Hearst Mon, Wed, Fri?

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