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Thousand Islands Railway diesel-electric 500 has just brought its one-car train down the 4.5 mile spur from Gananoque Junction, where it connected with a CN passenger train, to the station in Gananoque.  500 was built in 1930 by the Oshawa Electric Railway using parts from an electric locomotive to which was added a gas-powered (later replaced by a diesel-powered) generator.  It operated on the TIR from 1931 to 1960 and, in later years, was placed on display in front of the station where both the locomotive and station remain to this day.  Passenger service on the railway ended in 1962 and freight service in 1995 after which what remained of the Thousand Islands Railway was removed.
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Caption: Thousand Islands Railway diesel-electric 500 has just brought its one-car train down the 4.5 mile spur from Gananoque Junction, where it connected with a CN passenger train, to the station in Gananoque. 500 was built in 1930 by the Oshawa Electric Railway using parts from an electric locomotive to which was added a gas-powered (later replaced by a diesel-powered) generator. It operated on the TIR from 1931 to 1960 and, in later years, was placed on display in front of the station where both the locomotive and station remain to this day. Passenger service on the railway ended in 1962 and freight service in 1995 after which what remained of the Thousand Islands Railway was removed.

Photographer:
Julian Bernard [23] (more) (contact)
Date: 05/13/1956 (search)
Railway: Thousand Islands Railway (search)
Reporting Marks: Thousand Islands Railway 500 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Gananoque Station - Thousand Island Railways (search)
City/Town: Gananoque (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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5 Comments
  1. Interesting!! I had no idea freight service remained until 1995.

  2. Cool shot, nice that this loco is preserved.
    http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=17616

  3. A fascinating operation.

  4. Gananoque is in Ontario, not Quebec

  5. Thank you, this has been corrected. This was a mistake made by the RP.CA photo editors, Sorry Julian and gang!

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