Our Equipment

Meet our Fleet

The SOLRS Equipment Roster

Our Society’s equipment roster includes many exciting acquisitions at various stages of restoration. We have several locomotives, passenger coaches, baggage cars, freights cars and cabooses. Our volunteers work year-round to ensure our equipment is restored and maintained in the continuous effort to bring history to life.

Our Locomotives

NO. 9

Road Number9
TypeSteam Locomotive
BuilderMontreal Locomotive Works
Date BuiltFebruary 1923
Model0-6-0 Switcher
Serial Number64276
Maximum Tractive Effort31,800 pounds
Running Engine Weight146,100 lb.
Empty Engine Weight132,650 lb.
Running Tender Weight98,900 lb.
Empty Tender Weight45,400 lb.
Fuel Capacity8 Tons
Water Capacity4,500 US Gallons
Length (Engine & Tender)57′-10 3/8″
Extreme Width10′-4 3/4″
Extreme Height14′-3 1/2″
LineageEssex Terminal Railway 9
AcquisitionLeased from Ontario Rail Association April 1986, ownership transferred to Southern Ontario Locomotive Restoration Society October 2001

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NO. 124

Road Number124
TypeSteam Locomotive
BuilderCanadian Locomotive Company
Date BuiltFebruary 1930
Model0-4-0ST (Saddletank Switcher)
Serial Number1896
Maximum Tractive Effort17,000 pounds
Running Engine Weight86,500 pounds
Empty Engine Weight132,650 lb.
LineageBeauharnois Light, Heat & Power 124
Falconbridge Nickel Mines, 103
M. J. Poupore Lumber Co.
Alexander P. Brown 124
AcquisitionBequeathed from estate of Alexander P. Brown to Don Broadbear and SOLRS in 2003
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NO. 1001

Road Number1001
TypeDiesel - Electric
BuilderMontreal Locomotive Works
Date BuiltJanuary 1959
ModelS13
Serial Number82548
EngineAlco 6-251C
Horsepower1000
LineagePacific Great Eastern Railway 1001
British Columbia Railway 1001
Greater Winnipeg Water District Railway 501
Ontario Southland Railway 501
Acquisition2018
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NO. 1002

Road Number1002
TypeDiesel - Electric
BuilderMontreal Locomotive Works
Date BuiltJanuary 1959
ModelS13
Serial Number82549
EngineAlco 6-251C
Horsepower1000
LineagePacific Great Eastern Railway 1002
British Columbia Railway 1002
Vancouver Wharves 827
Ontario Southland Railway 502
Acquisition2018
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NO. 6593

Road Number6593
TypeDiesel - Electric
BuilderMontreal Locomotive Works
Date BuiltAugust 1957
ModelS3
Serial Number82179
EngineMcIntosh & Seymour 6-539
Horsepower660
LineageCanadian Pacific 6593
National Research Council 6593
AcquisitionJuly 2012
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Passenger Equipment

COACHES

NO. 1437

Road Number1437
TypeHeavyweight Coach
BuilderCanadian Car & Foundry, CP Angus Shops
Date BuiltDecember 1923
LineageCanadian Pacific 1437
Canadian Pacific 411723 (work service)
Canadian Pacific 1720
National Museum of Science & Technology 1437 “Midway”
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NO. 5628

Road Number5628
TypeStreamlined Coach
BuilderCanadian Car & Foundry
Date Built1954
LineageCanadian National 5628
VIA Rail Canada 5628
British Columbia Railway 156280 “Sunset Beach”
British Columbia Railway 1978
Orangeville-Brampton Railway 1978
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NO. 5506

Road Number5506
TypeStreamlined Coach
BuilderCanadian Car & Foundry
Date Built1954
LineageCanadian National 5506
VIA Rail Canada 5506
British Columbia Railway 155060 “Exeter”
British Columbia Railway 2003
Orangeville-Brampton Railway 2003
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NO. 3216

Road Number3216
TypeStreamlined Coach
BuilderCanadian Car & Foundry
Date Built1954
LineageCanadian National 5472
Canadian National 3250
Canadian National 5472
VIA Rail Canada 5472
VIA Rail Canada 3216
Canadian National 40113 (work service)
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NO. 5504

Road Number5504
TypeStreamlined Coach
BuilderCanadian Car & Foundry
Date Built1954
LineageCanadian National 5504
Canadian National 3243
Canadian National 5504
VIA Rail Canada 5504
Waterloo-St. Jacobs Ry. 5504
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Passenger Equipment

DELUXE DINING, PARLOUR AND BUSINESS CARS

NO. 6006

Road Number6006
TypeParlour/Dining
BuilderBudd
Date Built1956
LineageBoston & Maine 6925 (RDC9)
Canadian National D-506 (RDC9)
Canadian National 6006 (RDC9)
VIA Rail Canada 6006 (RDC9)
Private owner 6006 (engine removed)

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NO. 15000

Road Number15000
TypeBusiness/Parlour/Dining and Open Observation
BuilderCanadian Car & Foundry
Date Built1923
LineageCanadian National 1570 “Jellicoe” (12-1 heavyweight sleeper)
Canadian National 1819 “Jellicoe” (8-1 -2 heavyweight sleeper)
Canadian National 15000 (track Geometry Car)
Waterloo-St. Jacobs 15000 (business car)
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Baggage Cars

NO. 4560

Road Number4560
TypeBaggage
BuilderCanadian Car & Foundry
Date BuiltFebruary 1949
LineageCanadian Pacific 4560 (Horse express)
Canadian Pacific 4600 (baggage)
Canadian Pacific 2600 (baggage)
Canadian Pacific 80 (display)
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NO. 4565

Road Number4565
TypeBaggage
BuilderCanadian Car & Foundry
Date BuiltFebruary 1949
LineageCanadian Pacific 4565 (Horse express)
Canadian Pacific 4601 (baggage)
Canadian Pacific 2601 (baggage)
Canadian Pacific 81 (display)
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NO. 87515

Road Number8751
TypeBaggage
BuilderNational Steel Car
Date BuiltJuly 1930
LineageCanadian National 8759
Canadian National 57336 (work service)
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Passenger Equipment

CABOOSES

NO. 61

Road Number61
TypeWood and Steel
BuilderNational Steel Car
Date BuiltAugust 1914
LineageToronto, Hamilton & Buffalo 61
Port Stanley Terminal Rail 61
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NO. 482

Road Number482
TypeSteel
BuilderCN Pointe St. Charles shops
Date Built1971
LineageCanadian National 79482 (converted from boxcar)
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NO. 1040

Road Number1040
TypeWide-Vision Steel
BuilderCP Angus Shops
Date Built1979
LineageCanadian Pacific 434638
Essex Terminal Railway 1600
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NO. 1041

Road Number1041
TypeWide-Vision Steel
BuilderCP Angus Shops
Date Built1979
LineageCanadian Pacific 434530
Essex Terminal Railway 1610
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Freight Cars

NO. 37

Road Number37
TypeTank Car
BuilderProcor
Date BuiltDecember 1968
LineageCSXT 37 (Canada Starch)
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NO. 3709

Road Number3709
TypeBoxcar
BuilderNational Steel Car
Date BuiltMay 1953
LineageToronto, Hamilton & Buffalo 61
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NO. 3772

Road Number3772
TypeBoxcar
BuilderNational Steel Car
Date BuiltMay 1953
LineageToronto, Hamilton & Buffalo 61
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NO. 401752

Road Number401752
TypeBulkhead Flat
BuilderNational Steel Car
Date BuiltApril 1971
LineageCanadian Pacific 316219
Canadian Pacific 401752
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Film & Television Production

Waterloo Central Railway has been used in many films, TV shows, and music videos. Our heritage trains and unique countryside offer picturesque and flexible opportunities for photography and film shoots. All the equipment above is available and can be used for your production.