Tuesday 27 March 2018

Railroading in Orangeville, Ontario

The rail yard is also a transportation terminal for GO buses.
On the weekend I spent the night in Orangeville. I had passed through town via the bypass before but never actually looked around town. Being sunny it was a good time to check out the rail yard and station. The original Orangeville CPR station was moved decades ago to the downtown area and is being used as a restaurant (will cover that separately). The yard has a string of cars with a caboose attached. An engine was parked on a designated service track and a newer looking station has been constructed to be used as a GO bus terminal and for the ex- Credit Valley Explorer scenic train excursions. Cando is in shut down mode and who will service the industries in town is uncertain. Train service is twice a week. Love to hear more from someone in the know...George Dutka

A nice looking station that is not all that old. It would have been nice to see the original station here.
Motive power on the engine service track.
A lot of paint peeling is happening on this side of the ex-CN caboose.

This side of the caboose appears to have been repainted at one point.
Overall view of the station and yard area. March 24, 2018.

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