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Grand River Railway electric freight motor 230 sits at the GRR's main shops in Preston ON (now part of the City of Cambridge).The 230 - known as the "green hornet" by employees and fans - in this photo was painted green, later to be painted tuscan (like all other motors). It is a Baldwin-Westinghouse 'S' class motor (electric locomotives were commonly known as motors or juice jacks) built in 1930 and acquired by the GRR in 1946. This was the second-last S class motor built by Baldwin-Westinghourse. It was later sold to the Cornwall Street Railway as their 17, retired at the end of electric service in Cornwall in 1971, and today is on display near the Cornwall Transit garage.This is the first image in a set of photos by the late William (Cecil) Hommerding of Jackson, MI who passed on in 1983, and attended a Sunday April 30th, 1950 NHRS excursion with a group of largely American railfans. These photos document this excursion as seen through Cecil's lens. Cecil used a 120-size twin-lens reflex camera for these photographs.  Photo taken by Cecil Hommerding, from the collection (Copyright) of Doug Leffler.Substantial caption information provided by George Roth et al with much thanks. More interesting views: An overview of the GRR's Preston Shops: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=10413 LE&N motor 333 at the shops: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=10747 The fantrip special at Kitchener: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=10681
Copyright Notice: This image ©Cecil Hommerding, collection of Doug Leffler all rights reserved.



Caption: Grand River Railway electric freight motor 230 sits at the GRR's main shops in Preston ON (now part of the City of Cambridge).

The 230 - known as the "green hornet" by employees and fans - in this photo was painted green, later to be painted tuscan (like all other motors). It is a Baldwin-Westinghouse 'S' class motor (electric locomotives were commonly known as motors or juice jacks) built in 1930 and acquired by the GRR in 1946. This was the second-last S class motor built by Baldwin-Westinghourse. It was later sold to the Cornwall Street Railway as their 17, retired at the end of electric service in Cornwall in 1971, and today is on display near the Cornwall Transit garage.

This is the first image in a set of photos by the late William (Cecil) Hommerding of Jackson, MI who passed on in 1983, and attended a Sunday April 30th, 1950 NHRS excursion with a group of largely American railfans. These photos document this excursion as seen through Cecil's lens. Cecil used a 120-size twin-lens reflex camera for these photographs.

Photo taken by Cecil Hommerding, from the collection (Copyright) of Doug Leffler.

Substantial caption information provided by George Roth et al with much thanks.

More interesting views:
An overview of the GRR's Preston Shops: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=10413
LE&N motor 333 at the shops: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=10747
The fantrip special at Kitchener: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=10681

Photographer:
Cecil Hommerding, collection of Doug Leffler [33] (more) (contact)
Date: 04/30/1950 (search)
Railway: Grand River Railway (search)
Reporting Marks: GRR 230 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: GRR Preston Shops (search)
City/Town: Preston (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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