During the 2009 NMRA Niagara Frontier Region's (NFR) Convention, the Woodstock Turn, in April 2009, 40 attendees had the opportunity to learn how to drive a GP7 diesel locomotive on the Ontario Southland Railway, a privately-owned shortline acquired from Canadian Pacific that operates in Southern Ontario, Canada. The railway hauls auto parts, fertilizer, salt, chemicals and runs rail fan excursions.
The president, Jeff Willsey, took us, four at a time, for a half hour excursion on the line where we learned how to operate the engine. We were running light without cars attached.
Below are some other photos taken around the Ontario Southland shops. Some of the locomotives are from Toronto Hamilton and Buffalo (THB).
I also took some photos of the Orangeville and Brampton shortline on the drive to Woodstock. Their paint scheme is similar to the Barrie and Collingwood Railway.
We also toured around Woodstock checking out the current and abandonned rail lines. I took these photos on the CP line.
Other photos and videos of model railroad layouts and the train show during the Woodstock Turn are on a separate page on my website.
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