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Guelph Junction Express

The Guelph Junction Express was a privately owned tourist train operated from Guelph for round trips over part of the Guelph Junction Railway. A set of stainless steel coaches were used with a locomotive and crew provided by Ontario Southland.
Equipment (except the locomotive) was stored at an outdoor facility in Arkell. Passengers boarded at the River Run Centre in Guelph. Operation began in September of 2008 and ran seasonally until its final run August 13, 2012 during which time it carried a grand total of only 14,000 passengers.

The operation was not profitable in the long run, was utltimately shut down and the equipment sold off. One of the coaches went to Webers a famous hamburger drive-in with several railway cars located on Highway 11 just north of Orillia. The other five coaches are used by York-Durham Heritage Railway in Uxbridge for their tourist train operation.

Guelph Junction Express loading passengers at River Run Centre. June 1, 2012 Tim Ball

Sleeman Breweries in Guelph was a sponsor for a time.
OSRX 506 leaving Arkell with Santa now onboard.

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