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Montreal Locomotive Works, Montréal, Quebec, Canada

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Location Category ID: 8390
Added to Database: 20 November 2011
Last Edited: 22 November 2011
Address: Rue Dickson, Montréal, QC
Telephone:
Email:
Opening Times:
Official Website:
Other Links: Wikipedia
Latitude, Longitude: 45.56469486 , -73.53286743
Location Accuracy: 7
Tanks Previously Here: Models of tank built here:
1: M4A1 Sherman Grizzly Tank (Sole manufacturer September-December 1943)
2: M36 Gun Motor Carriage (Additional converter from M10A1 through 1945)
3: M36B2 Gun Motor Carriage (Additional converter from M10 in 1945)
4: Ram Tank - Mark I (Sole manufacturer June-December 1941)
5: Ram Tank - Mark II (Sole manufacturer January 1942-)
6: Ram Target Tank (Sole manufacturer of original tank January 1942-)
7: Ram Kangaroo Armoured Personnel Carrier (Sole manufacturer of original tank January 1942-)
8: Sexton Self-Propelled Gun (Sole manufacturer early 1943-end 1945)



Montreal Locomotive Works (MLW) was a Canadian railway locomotive manufacturer which existed under several names from 1883–1985, producing both steam and diesel locomotives. For a number of years it was a subsidiary of the American Locomotive Company. MLW’s headquarters and manufacturing facilities were located in Montreal, Quebec.
The “Locomotive and Machine Company of Montreal Limited” was created in 1883, producing primarily for the growing domestic market. The American Locomotive Company (ALCO) purchased it in 1904 to tap into the Canadian market with its emerging designs. The Montreal subsidiary was renamed Montreal Locomotive Works (MLW) several years later. MLW became an exclusive ALCO design shop and acquired a substantial portion of the Canadian steam locomotive market.
MLW grew substantially during the Second World War when its plant facilities were converted primarily to fabricating materiel for the Commonwealth/Allied war effort (largely by a female workforce), including the Ram tank and the Sexton self-propelled gun.
Following the Second World War, MLW and other locomotive builders reverted to building locomotives. MLW's parent, ALCO found itself in financial difficulty in 1964 and was purchased by Worthington Corporation. At that time MLW was renamed MLW-Worthington and continued much as before.
In 1975, the emerging Quebec-based industrial conglomerate Bombardier purchased a majority stake in MLW. In a 1985 corporate reorganization, Bombardier removed itself from manufacturing locomotives and concentrated on producing passenger train rolling stock, as well as aircraft, in addition to its recreational products. The dormant MLW plant was sold to General Electric in 1988. GE closed the MLW manufacturing plant in 1993. (Source: Wikipedia).

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2009

Disused railway tracks entering site of former Montreal Locomotive Works
1: Disused railway tracks entering site of former Montreal ...

Taken: 2009
Contributor: Google Street View
Location Photo ID: 605
Added: 20 November 2011
Views: 100
Has Priority: 0
    

    

    

September 1943

“Workmen on the assembly line complete the final stages of installing a gun on a locomotive tank in the Montreal Locomotive Works plant” - vehicle is a Sexton self-propelled gun
2: “Workmen on the assembly line complete the final stages ...

Taken: September 1943
Contributor: LAC
Location Photo ID: 608
Added: 21 November 2011
Views: 340
Has Priority: 0
    

 

“Workmen put the finishing touches on almost completed Montreal Locomotive tanks assembled at the Montreal Locomotive Works plant” - vehicles are Sexton self-propelled guns
3: “Workmen put the finishing touches on almost completed M...

Taken: September 1943
Contributor: LAC
Location Photo ID: 609
Added: 21 November 2011
Views: 151
Has Priority: 0
    



 

“Workmen complete assembly on Montreal Locomotive Works tanks; a welding operation is completed on a tank in the centre of the photo” - vehicles in the foreground are Sexon self-propelled guns, the remainder are M4A1 Sherman Grizzly tanks
4: “Workmen complete assembly on Montreal Locomotive Works ...

Taken: September 1943
Contributor: LAC
Location Photo ID: 610
Added: 21 November 2011
Views: 154
Has Priority: 20
    



1942

“Workmen on the assembly line for cruiser tanks at the Montreal Locomotive Works plant” - vehicle is a Ram tank
5: “Workmen on the assembly line for cruiser tanks at the M...

Taken: 1942
Contributor: LAC
Location Photo ID: 607
Added: 21 November 2011
Views: 476
Has Priority: 0