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The last two weeks of the OSR's operations on the Cayuga subdivision were remarkable for a couple reasons. On this day it was the first time a pair of F units ran all the way from St. Thomas to Tillsonburg on the line. While F units did run to Aylmer on the St. Thomas job, they never did run east of Aylmer in a pair until April 23. A single F unit with a geep made the trek a few times, but was never a pair. A week later, OSR would run matching F units for the first and last time - the OSR boys really know how to go out in style!
OSR has just finished pulling the 2 flatcars from the Loop Line Transfer and is working the former CNR/CPR/NS yard, remarkably the eastbound home signal for the CPR/CNR crossing in Tillsonburg still stands after all this time as pictured above. The CPR tracks were removed in the late 1990's i'm led to believe, but I stand to be corrected on that one.  Folks who were there informed me there was a yard on the south side still standing when OSR took over in '97 but CPR quickly ripped it out.
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Caption: The last two weeks of the OSR's operations on the Cayuga subdivision were remarkable for a couple reasons. On this day it was the first time a pair of F units ran all the way from St. Thomas to Tillsonburg on the line. While F units did run to Aylmer on the St. Thomas job, they never did run east of Aylmer in a pair until April 23. A single F unit with a geep made the trek a few times, but was never a pair. A week later, OSR would run matching F units for the first and last time - the OSR boys really know how to go out in style!

OSR has just finished pulling the 2 flatcars from the Loop Line Transfer and is working the former CNR/CPR/NS yard, remarkably the eastbound home signal for the CPR/CNR crossing in Tillsonburg still stands after all this time as pictured above. The CPR tracks were removed in the late 1990's i'm led to believe, but I stand to be corrected on that one. Folks who were there informed me there was a yard on the south side still standing when OSR took over in '97 but CPR quickly ripped it out.

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Stephen C. Host [1050] (more) (contact)
Date: 4/23/2020 (search)
Railway: Ontario Southland (search)
Reporting Marks: OSR 1400, 6508 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Loop Line Transfer (search)
City/Town: Tillsonburg (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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4 Comments
  1. Thank you Sir! Happy Canada Day to you and to everyone!

    Now where’s my red shirt! it’s lost in the laundry!!

  2. Stephen, very nice reminder/memory of the Cayuga Sub in Tillsonburg and F units that seem to be timeless and an informative caption Thank you and Happy Canada Day

  3. Mee too.

  4. Nice shot Steve! I hope these F units are still running in the year 3030!

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