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I love to head to OSR on Saturdays in late fall when the propane flies (November) because it's usually quiet and you can do some Branchline Railroading. Upon arrival in Salford yesterday there was nothing, no crew cars in the lot so I knew nothing was running. Dismayed, I hung around doing other things, but later in the morning the crews arrived. Imagine my surprise upon inquiring that the Business Train was scheduled to run, instead of propane, for reasons I did not yet know, and I was filled in on as we waited for the special guests to arrive. (The propane is running today, November 22, instead)
As alluded in a  prior photo I had met and known Jim only in the last few years, many in our community or who have bought books on Steam have seen his work in countless publications over the years. OSR 6508, now known as the "James. A. Brown" is pictured leading the business train while friends and family share the moments as they pass through Putnam. His name is tastefully added just below the window on both sides of 6508 as Jim had a direct hand on this unit ending up on the OSR for countless photographers to enjoy, aside from his numerous other Railroad preservation efforts. Thanks, Jim!
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Caption: I love to head to OSR on Saturdays in late fall when the propane flies (November) because it's usually quiet and you can do some Branchline Railroading. Upon arrival in Salford yesterday there was nothing, no crew cars in the lot so I knew nothing was running. Dismayed, I hung around doing other things, but later in the morning the crews arrived. Imagine my surprise upon inquiring that the Business Train was scheduled to run, instead of propane, for reasons I did not yet know, and I was filled in on as we waited for the special guests to arrive. (The propane is running today, November 21, instead)

As alluded in a prior photo I had met and known Jim only in the last few years, many in our community or who have bought books on Steam have seen his work in countless publications over the years. OSR 6508, now known as the "James. A. Brown" is pictured leading the business train while friends and family share the moments as they pass through Putnam. His name is tastefully added just below the window on both sides of 6508 as Jim had a direct hand on this unit ending up on the OSR for countless photographers to enjoy, aside from his numerous other Railroad preservation efforts. Thanks, Jim!

Photographer:
Stephen C. Host [1247] (more) (contact)
Date: 11/20/2021 (search)
Railway: Ontario Southland (search)
Reporting Marks: OSR 6508.1401 (search)
Train Symbol: JAB (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Putnam (search)
City/Town: Putnam (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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7 Comments
  1. This is amazing for a photo taken/posted the same day.
    Now, who is this Mr. Hpst. :-)

  2. Mr. Hpst must be having a rough day… he’s a day ahead of himself also. :)

  3. Yeah sorry that was yesterday. Will be corrected.

  4. Oh crap I just realized my typo. LOL

    Sounds like april fools came early or my eyesight is getting worse (I assure you it’s the latter)

  5. Nice. Wonderful image, Stephen.

  6. Thanks bud. Appreciate it.

  7. I am told from a reliable source that this was a train to celebrate the appointment of the new president of OSR.

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