COVID-19 Update

While great progress has been made in the Province of Ontario, we all are still facing the continuing impacts of COVID-19. The health and safety of you and your family, our crews, volunteers and staff are our number one priority. While we closely monitor the daily government reports on the evolving impact of COVID-19 there is a substantial difference between being legally able to open our operation under Stage 3 in Ontario and being able to do so safely taking into consideration the previously mentioned concerns. To that end, we will not be offering our regular and special passenger services at this time until it is safe to do so.

Upcoming Events

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Current Restoration Projects

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Waterloo Central 1001

WCRX 1001

Model: S13

Serial Number: 82548

Builder: Montreal Locomotive Works

Date Built: January 1959


Pacific Great Eastern 1001 / BC Rail 1001 / BC Rail 501 / Greater Winnipeg Water District 501 / Ontario Southland 501 / WCRX 501 / WCRX 1001


  • Delivered to Pacific Great Eastern in January 1959
  • PGE renamed BC Rail [date], BCOL 1001 renumbered 501 in 1987
  • Sold to Greater Winnipeg Water District October 1989, resold to Ontario Southland 1994
  • Sold to SOLRS/Waterloo Central Railway 2018. OSRX 501 and 502 interchanged to WCR by GEXR at Kitchener June 16, 2018. Hand-off directly to 6593
  • Repainted in Waterloo Central’s CP-inspired Tuscan and grey winter 2020 and renumbered to original PGE road number