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Job 2 turning on the wye in St. Patricks Ward, which is the spur leading to Owens Corning. Passing the interesting homes along Sackville st with literally no front yard except a road and a railway, a bloom of purple and white forget me nots accentuate the scene. 182's smoking about as much as it usually did, which was not much, it was a fairly clean burner.
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Caption: Job 2 turning on the wye in St. Patricks Ward, which is the spur leading to Owens Corning. Passing the interesting homes along Sackville st with literally no front yard except a road and a railway, a bloom of purple and white forget me nots accentuate the scene. 182's smoking about as much as it usually did, which was not much, it was a fairly clean burner.

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Stephen C. Host [1142] (more) (contact)
Date: 6/4/2020 (search)
Railway: Ontario Southland (search)
Reporting Marks: OSR 182 (search)
Train Symbol: Job 2 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Fibreglass Spur (search)
City/Town: Guelph (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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9 Comments
  1. This is a cool angle at an interesting location. I was curious, so I checked out the street view in the area – between this shot and what the Google car spotted, I’m guessing close-clearance parking is sometimes an issue?

  2. Nicely composed!

  3. Possibly but with basically one to two trains a day using the wye they know better.

  4. Very nice picture Stephen, love the colours, the forget-me-nots add such a nice touch. Like the flowers say, OSR in this setting will not be forgotten. This wye is no stranger to me, but it has been ages since I took 8mm movies of 6301 at the same location. Yup, it belonged to the same company as did 182, the CPR. To clarify, 6301 was a fussy 0-6-0 that lived in Guelph in 1958 ! Thanks for posting, John

  5. 6301 in 1958.. I am drooling John. Fair to say it lived in the engine house nearby?

  6. I was here on Friday, GJR just cleared a bunch of trees in the centre of the wye near each switch. A number of ties from the old spur running into the centre of the wye from Alice Street can still be found.

  7. Very nice – I walked in there 15 or 20 years ago.. i’ll have to have another look.

  8. Stephen, it did indeed. 6301 moved slowly, so if it were kept at Guelph Jct,, it would have taken half-a-day just to get to work in Guelph. I looked up my notes for “Steam on the Move” Vol 1 – CPR and the movie was taken Sat Jan 26, 1957, not in 1958. Also this wye was used by gas-electric 9004 to turn around on its shuttle runs between Guelph and Guelph Jct., as was CP 2-8-2 5214 on Sept 8, 1958 deputizing for 9004. Plans are to make available Steam on the Move CPR on a disc or stick if interested. John

  9. I’m interested….. so is Jacob :) the GHRA Members most certainly interested, about 20 to 30 of us :)

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