Announcing the last run of the Guelph Junction Express!
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The Guelph Historical Railway Association (GHRA) is active in the Guelph, Ontario area where they are actively restoring CNR Northern 4-8-4 steam engine #6167 as well as a CPR caboose/van. The Guelph Junction Express has been operated as a tourist/dinner train operation by Destiny Tours over the Guelph Junction Railway using diesel engines provided by the Ontario Southland Railway for several years. However, the Guelph Junction Express will cease operations this month. We reported earlier on these organizations in this TRHA News article in 2009 when the GRHA organized a fan trip on the railway.
The Guelph Historical Railway Association has again worked with Destiny Tours to organize a fan trip. This trip will be the final run of the Guelph Junction Express tour train and will happen on Saturday August 13th, 2011. Proceeds will benefit the furthering of GRHA's fine work. The Express will go out in style with a rare-mileage trip over all of the Guelph Junction Railway's trackage. The run will include photo run-bys, tours of the Ontario Southland Railway (OSR) shops as well as viewing of historical displays. For more information, see the GHRA trip flyer by clicking here.
In the video below, we find the Guelph Junction Express making its first run on August, 21st, 2008.
Posting by Russ Milland