Monday, 28 May 2018

Prototype Corner - The Roundhouse Cat

By Peter Mumby
When George and I were touring the Ontario Southland Railway's Salford shop in early May, we were introduced to the resident roundhouse cat.  Technically, the shop is not a roundhouse, but "engine house cat" just doesn't have the same ring to it.  I never did hear the cat's actual name, so for the sake of argument ( and this post) I have decided to refer to her as Salford Sally.  You know - "Salford Sally, guess you'd better slow your Geep nine down."  Actually, on the day of our visit, Sally had the option of lounging on a couple of GP9s, two SW 1200RS units, an MLW switcher, two FP9s, and a relatively new 6-axle Union Pacific GE locomotive - in addition to her GP7 of choice.  Not a bad gig for a feline railfan, and on the way home I started comparing her to that other famous railroad cat.  They do look a little similar, don't you think?

There is a bit of a resemblance, wouldn't you say?

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