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Southern Ontario Locomotive Restoration Society (SOLRS)

The Waterloo Central Railway is operated by the Southern Ontario Locomotive Restoration Society (SOLRS).

Southern Ontario Locomotive Restoration Society (SOLRS)

SOLRS is a private, not-for-profit, registered charitable organization managed by a volunteer Board of Directors and operated by Volunteers dedicated to the preservation, restoration, and operation of vintage railway equipment for the education and enjoyment of the public.

Support SOLRS

SOLRS funds its operations and educational programs predominantly through passenger ticket sales, membership fees, and donations. Fundraising and government grants provide additional support for individual projects. We greatly appreciate donations of any size.

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Join SOLRS

Our members actively support various SOLRS activities related to the restoration and preservation of railway rolling stock and locomotives. New members and volunteers are always welcome!

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Volunteer for SOLRS

Our operations are administered entirely by more than 100 volunteers, who donate more than 25,000 hours per year to keep the railway operating.

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Community Partners

We highly value continuing support from our Community Partners.

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