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Branchline railroading at its finest with a meet of two trains on the Guelph Junction Railway. Bringing up the rear of 582 is OSR 4900 (which has been graciously donated to the Guelph Historical Railway Association by OSR) and yet you can still see the head end of 582 in the frame. The crew of 583 will blast off for Guelph shortly after this photo was taken and I would give pursuit. If folks are interested, I'd like to humbly offer a plug the GHRA by saying with 4900 in our fold we have an immediate project to work on, and you'd be more than welcome to join us or support our group with a membership if you wanted to get involved. 4900 will need some stabilization (windows) once we get it moved to Guelph and we'll form a team of folks to work on restoration in 2021. Able bodied folks and/or supporters from a distance all welcomed with your donations 100% tax deductible with a tax receipt. Cheers and thanks to OSR  for their most gracious donation.
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Caption: Branchline railroading at its finest with a meet of two trains on the Guelph Junction Railway. Bringing up the rear of 582 is OSR 4900 (which has been graciously donated to the Guelph Historical Railway Association by OSR) and yet you can still see the head end of 582 in the frame. The crew of 583 will blast off for Guelph shortly after this photo was taken and I would give pursuit.

If folks are interested, I'd like to humbly offer a plug for the GHRA by saying with 4900 in our fold we have an immediate project to work on, and you'd be more than welcome to join us or support our group with a membership if you wanted to get involved. 4900 is a rare live rail example of a Riveted Steel Angus rebuilt caboose and we believe it is very rare to be in this condition as very few were rebuilt before they moved to the more modern style that dominated the 70's and 80's (Anyone know how many were made? TSG says 14..) We aim to maintain/improve it to full operating condition. 4900 will need some stabilization (windows) once we get it moved to Guelph in 2020 and we'll form a team of folks to work on restoration in 2021. Able bodied folks and/or supporters from a distance all welcomed with your donations 100% tax deductible with a tax receipt. Cheers and thanks to OSR for their most gracious donation.

Photographer:
Stephen C. Host [1120] (more) (contact)
Date: 9/25/2020 (search)
Railway: Goderich-Exeter (search)
Reporting Marks: RLHH 2117, QGRY 800.,3800, OSRX 4900 (search)
Train Symbol: 582,593 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Moffat (search)
City/Town: Moffat (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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5 Comments
  1. Originally 4900 came from a group of Angus-built riveted center cupola vans made in the early-mid 1950′s and numbered in the 437400-437500-series. There’s still a few around at museums and such, but all gone from CP.

    That group of CP vans changed numbers quite a bit over their lives, as CP renumbered many based on run-through pools, assigned service cars, or special subgroups. The final important iterations include 14 that became 434200′s for coal service out west, and a bunch were rebuilt as 434100-45 & 434151-64 in the late 60′s/early 70′s, the latter group becoming 434900′s in the late 70′s for run-through international service out east (think CP’s lines in Montreal, Maine, VT, etc) (including 4900, that went CP 437492 > 438546 > 438809 > 438317 > 434157 > 434900 > OSR 4900).

    There’s a CP caboose book out by Manny Jacob that goes into detail about a lot of this for those interested.

  2. Yes, it does Brad. GJR started running two trains regularly in 2015. Been running two trains for over a year now.

    The van was part of the plan to move it over CN to Salford, but CN would not move it. OSR decided instead to donate it.

    It’ll be restored in Guelph with the rest of our equipment.

  3. I didn’t know the GJR justified two trains. I thought one (582) would run up to Gueplh then turn back to the Jct (583). Also, the van is going South? So it’s been in Gueplph along? Where is it being restored?

  4. The air dumps were sent by truck to Salford not long after this was taken from the jct as they are southbound in this pic.

    GJR is rule 105 the crews work out meets in advance based on timing. I heard the chatter on radio and had only a few mins heads up to get in position during a chase.

    Not sure how often meets happen there.

  5. Great picture Stephen. Imagine an actual 2 train meet at Moffat ! When is the last time that happened ? Is there a “train dispatcher” who set up the meet ? Very pleased to hear that OSR has generously donated van 4900, where it will be properly looked after and on display for generations to come. Question , are those 2 cars in front of the van 4900 air-operated dump cars which used to sit at Guelph Jct. ? I believe they are friction bearing cars and are not allowed on either CP or CN Rail. Why are they being taken back to Guelph ? Thanks for site for GRHA, will be joining. Thanks for posting picture, John

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