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The Washington Companies

Southern Railway of British Columbia

Acquired 1994 from Itel Rail Corp.

Formerly British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority,
originally British Columbia Electric Ry.

Southern Railway of Vancouver Island
Island Corridor Foundation


Rolling Stock

Caboose


Facilities:

Diesel shop


Trapp Yard

New Westminster Yard CN CP SRY

 


All photographs Mark Forseille unless otherwise credited.

108 acq. 11/2014 (ex CP 1627 see below) GP9u nee GP9 8813 GMD A1465 2/1958

121 control cab slug (note zero emission logo) acq. 2008 (ex MRL 121 nee MP 342 GP9 EMD 22745 8/1957

129 acq. 1999 (ex MRL 129 ex CNW 4376 nee SLSF 512) GP7 EMD 9912 6/1950

CP 1627 going to dead line. 5/17/2014


SRY Rail Link 001 slug converted 2005 from 7935 (below). GP9 122 is mother. Assigned to New Westminster yard.
Note: Two ex ICG GP10's were also acquired for conversion (on hold) to 002 and 003.
Later, these two units were traded to a dealer (for scrap) for a slug (below) that was quickly repainted.

Two views of slug 002 finished and in service with 106 as mother unit eastbound at Mile 9.2
of CP Westminster Subdivision heading into New Westminster. 11/17/2011 Andy Cassidy

Note the green emblem "Zero emission locomotive"

 

These two units were acquired for conversion into slugs but were traded to J & L Consulting (D) for ex CN slug 226.

These two ex ICG GP9's were scrapped by J & L.

002 ex JLCX 226 (nee CN 226) inside the paint shop.

SRY 002 acq. 12/2010 (nee CN 226 rebuilt 11/1986 from GP9 4275) January 9, 2011

Former Howe Sound Pulp & Paper 950-01, ( ex CN 7935 ) Port Mellon.
SW900 900 hp GMD A1187 11/1957 New Westminster. Sept. 11, 2002

SRY 106 transfer 2008 MRL 106 ex BN 1931 nee NP 352. GP9 EMD 24021 1/1958 New Westminster Dec. 2/2009
One of 9 GP9's and 1 GP7u transferred from Montana Rail Link. As of July 2010 four GP9's were still not serviceable.

110 ex MRL 110 ex BN 1897 nee NP 280 EMD 21237 7/1956
Note the roof mounted air reservoirs typical for steam generator equipped units.
Leased to Island Corridor Foundation for former Esquimalt & Nanaimo.
Wellcox ( Nanaimo V.I. ) August 15, 2009 John Leeming

119 slug mother (transfer MRL 119 2004 ex BN1925 nee UP 340 GP9 EMD 22743 8/1957
Weekend tieup Fraser Surrey Docks. September 3, 2016

121 control cab booster (slug) (ex MRL 121, 1927, ex BN 1927, nee NP340) GP9 EMD 22745 8/1957
with mother 135 (ex MRL 135, MRL 1903, BN 1903 nee NP 318) GP9 EMD 22721 8/1957.
Note the green Zero Emission Locomotive logo.

122 is mother unit to supply power to slug 001. GP9 EMD 22747 8/1957 ex MRL 122 ex BN 1929 nee NP 344.
March 31, 2007

128 acq. 6/2011 (ex CP 1583/8671) GMD A-1127 5/1957 and 110 with caboose A5 on low-traffic Vancouver Island.
10/15/2017 Nanaimo, VI.

129 ex MRL 129, ex CNW 4376 nee SLSF 512 GP7 EMD 9912 6/1950 New Westminster October 5/2007

152 ex BCH 152 one of three MP15DC 1500 hp EMD 75626-2 11/1975 Huntingdon Oct. 10/2009

153 another of the three MP15DC order built by EMD account this model not built by GMD due to small order.
New Westminster February 4, 2010

381 ex BCH a single unit order SD38AC 2000 hp built EMD 37816 10/1971 New Westminster August 12, 2009

Only unit of this model in Canada. Follow up orders were for two (12/72) and then one SD38-2 units. All were built by EMD.
NAR was the only other railway to order SD38's (four SD38-2) and they too were built by EMD.

382 first of two unit order, first order SD38-2.

384 last new diesel delivered. SD38-2 EMD 74614-1 8/1974 September 25, 2006

900 with new paint scheme including full length white visibility stripe, also new style stack. 7/29/2017 Surrey

900 ex BCE 900 SW900RS 900 hp m.u. GMD A738 6/1955 Huntingdon October 10, 2009

Note: Twelve of these BCE units were the only ones of this model built by GMD.

901-906 (901 part of two unit order) GMD A892 6/1956

902 at the New Westminster shop. GMD A893 6/1956 July 16, 2009

904 with new paint scheme and new style stack. 7/29/2017 Surrey

 

906 with yet another new stack! Surrey 3/11/2017
Second new one since 2015. See below.

906 with new style single exhaust stack applied within last 12 months.
Weekend tieup Fraser Surrey Docks. September 3, 2016

906-901 (906 part of four unit order 905-908) GMD A1477 3/1958

907 GMD A1478 4/1958 Annacis Island August 2, 2009

908 GMD A1479 4/1958 Huntingdon 9/21/1997

909 GMD A2059 6/1964 Huntingdon October 10, 2009

911 SW900RS 1000 hp GMD A2334 3/1969 New Westminster February 4, 1910

Note: 910 and 911 were built with 1000 hp prime mover.

1201 (ex CN 1116) GMD-1 1200 hp GMD A1436 9/1958

1204 (ex CN 1170) GMD A1885 4/1960

1202 (ex CN 1153) acq. 2005 GMD1 1200 hp A1750 10/1959 New Westminster 3/31/2007

 

1203 acq. 2005 (ex CN 1169) GMD1 A1884 4/1960 New Westminster 10/30/2007

1205 one of five GMD1's (1201-05) acquired 2005 (ex CN 1072 ex NAR 311 nee CN 1072) GMD A1887 4/1960
New Westminster 12/23/2005


Original orders:

381
382 383
384

900
901 902
903 904
905 906 907 908
909
910
911

Facilities: Diesel shop

 

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