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Well, the rumours of my demise have been greatly exaggerated, says the GEXR. If you haven't heard the news yet, unfortunately, while the GEXR may be returning to Guelph, the Ontario Southland will be saying good bye to the Royal City as the City has signed contracts to change operators. According to sources, the end of August is when OSR will change hands to GEXR, and GW orange will presumably return to the Royal City. Imagine that, the GEXR will operate both Goderich subdivisions - they don't even have to change their name. Best of luck to all current Ontario Southland employees, as these are uncertain times for them just as it was for former GEXR employees a couple years ago - please respect them during this transition period if you do go trackside as they have livelihoods on the line, and we just take pictures. Source:  City of Guelph RFP. This is very early in the game and details are few and far between, expect things to unfold as the months pass, including OSR's disposition or movement of assets from the Junction, and similarly what GEXR may assign to Guelph. I'm really dizzy from all this change. Shocked if you told me any of this would happen in the last 3 years.
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Caption: Well, the rumours of my demise have been greatly exaggerated, says the GEXR. If you haven't heard the news yet, unfortunately, while the GEXR may be returning to Guelph, the Ontario Southland will be saying good bye to the Royal City as the City has signed contracts to change operators. According to sources, the end of August is when OSR will change hands to GEXR, and GW orange will presumably return to the Royal City. Imagine that, the GEXR will operate both Goderich subdivisions - they don't even have to change their name. Best of luck to all current Ontario Southland employees, as these are uncertain times for them just as it was for former GEXR employees a couple years ago - please respect them during this transition period if you do go trackside as they have livelihoods on the line, and we just take pictures. Source: City of Guelph RFP. This is very early in the game and details are few and far between, expect things to unfold as the months pass, including OSR's disposition or movement of assets from the Junction, and similarly what GEXR may assign to Guelph. I'm really dizzy from all this change. Shocked if you told me any of this would happen 3 years ago.

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Stephen C. Host [1052] (more) (contact)
Date: 4/20/2018 (search)
Railway: Goderich-Exeter (search)
Reporting Marks: RLHH 3403, GEXR 3054, GEXR 3394 (search)
Train Symbol: GEXR 432-20 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Guelph (search)
City/Town: Guelph (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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4 Comments
  1. Thanks – they ran in such great light, every day without fail.

  2. It will no doubt be an interesting time in the Royal City this summer.

    And nice morning shot of GEXR 432 Steve.

  3. It is unknown if they’ll base operations out of the Junction or Guelph but we’ll have to wait and see. Basically yes.

  4. Woah…So GEXR will be operating out of Guelph Jct/Campbellville?

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