Thursday 16 May 2024

Throwback Thursday - Early OSR Power

OSR 501 was resting at CP Quebec St yard in London before being delivered to its new owner.
By Peter Mumby.  

Ontario Southland Railway began its existence in 1994 as a provider of industrial switching on a contract basis.  It originally owned two General Motors yard locomotives which it operated at a Petro Canada refinery in Clarkson, Ontario.  When the company later won the contract to operate the Guelph Junction Railway, additional locomotives were required.  MLW S-13 number 501 was one such unit.  Built in January 1959 as PGE 1001, it later operated as BCOL 501 and GWWD 501 before heading east to work for OSR. 
This portrait of OSR 501 was exposed on April 29, 1995.

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