Huron Central Railway


Huron Central Railway

Infobox SG rail
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locale=Ontario, Canada
start_year=1997
end_year=present
hq_city=Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
marks=HCRY

Huron Central Railway reporting mark|HCRY is a Canadian railway operating in northern Ontario.

Owned by Genesee and Wyoming, the Huron Central Railway was established in 1997 to operate a 305 km route leased from the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) between Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The railway operates one train in each direction seven days per week (eastbound in the morning, westbound in the evening).

Coil steel manufactured by Algoma Steel in Sault Ste. Marie constitutes the majority of freight traffic, although pulpwood, chemicals used by the steel industry, slab steel, paper, and miscellaneous goods are also carried. The railway also serves a Domtar paper mill at Espanola. According to Genessee and Wyoming's website, the railway handles 23,000 carloads a yearFact|date=April 2007.

The route has variable topography and trains typically require 3-4 EMD GP40 locomotives to haul the 40-60 car trains. The line parallels Highway 17 for much of its length.


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