Richardson Current River "UGG A"
A digital rendering of Richardson Current River, made in July 2019.
A wide view of the newly re-opened Richardson Current River, taken from the water.
A view of Richardson Current River loading a ship, taken from the air looking towards the lake.
A photo from when this terminal was Agricore United A. The structure that extends the length of the elevator is the rail trestle that holds the unloaded cars until they are ready to be pulled back out. A pellet plant on the left-hand side of the image stands on the Alberta Pool 9 lot.
A wide view of Agricore United A's loading side, taken from the water.
A photo of Agricore United A's inland annex, taken from what is now Fisherman's Park. A ship is docked and loading in the slip.
An aerial view of Richardson Current River with a ship docked and rail cars unloading. Pool 4A's workhouse is visible to the right-hand side. Another ship can be seen further out in the harbour just beyond the protective breakwater.
An older photo of UGG A taken before it was repainted. A string of boxcars sits on the rail trestle after unloading. The next-door lot that used to hold Alberta Pool 9 is now vacant.
A close-up photo of the Agricore United A sign on the terminal's inland annex.
A view of the car shed taken from UGG A's annex floor looking inland. Trains consist of both older boxcars and newer hopper cars. The terminal's pellet plant stands on the lot where Alberta Pool 9 once was to the left.
A photo of the pellet plant that was erected next to UGG A after Alberta Pool 9 was demolished. An active Pool 4A is visible across the slip. Cars are also busy unloading in the UGG A car shed.
Hopper cars line up to be unloaded at Agricore United A.
An aerial view of Thunder Bay's North End grain terminals. Richardson Current River is loading a ship. Pool 4A, Pool 4B, and a greatly expanded Richardson Main stand in behind. A bit further in the right-hand background stands the historic Pool 2.
A photo of the terminal from when it was UGG A, taken from the water to show the huge 'United Grain Growers' sign. Rail cars wait on the trestle after unloading. The outshore annex of this terminal would collapse into the lake in 1959 and have to be entirely rebuilt.
A close-up photo of the 'United Grain Growers' sign on the terminal's outshore annex.
Another wide-view of UGG A after loading a large ship. Photo taken from the water. The end of Alberta Pool 9's annex is visible behind UGG A's annex.
A wide-view photo of UGG A loading a ship. The annexes of the nearby Alberta Pool 9 and Saskatchewan Pool 4A are visible in the left-hand background. Photo taken from the water.
A photo of the Current River elevators taken from the air looking towards Nanabijou (the Sleeping Giant). From left to right, the busy terminals are UGG A, Alberta Pool 9, and Saskatchewan Pool 4A and 4B.
An old photo of UGG A taken from the air. The small Alberta Pool 9 stands to the left. Two ships are in the UGG A slip, and unloaded boxcars are visible on the rail trestle to the left.
An engineering plan of UGG A made by CD Howe Company.
A close up view of the outshore rail trestle at UGG A with emptied rail cars on the tracks. Photo from the Paterson archives.