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Southern Railway of British Columbia

Southern Railway of British Columbia - SRY

Routes:
New Westminster - Chilliwack, BC (63.8 miles)
Headquarters:
New Westminster, BC
Junctions with other railroads:
BNSF: Huntingdon & New Westminster, BC
CN: Chilliwack & New Westminster, BC
CP: New Westminster, BC
Radio Frequencies:
160.275, 160.545, 160.605
History:
Formed in 1897 as British Columbia Electric Railway to unite the separate interurban and street railway systems in Vancouver, Victoria and New Westminster.
Passenger service ended in 1950.
BCER taken over by provincial government and became British Columbia Hydro Railway in 1962.
Line sold to Itel Rail Corp in 1988 and became Southern Railway of British Columbia.
Line sold to Washington Corp. in 1994.
Ownership:
Washington Corp.
Roster:
Unit Bldr. Model B/N F/N B/D History Acq. Ret. Notes
001 GMD Slug A1187 11/1957 ex Howe Sound Pulp & Paper SW900 950-01; ex CN 7935; nee CN 7235
002 GMD Slug A1632 1/1959 ex CN 226; nee CN GP9 4275
106 EMD GP9 24021 5561-2 1/1958 ex MRL 106; ex BN 1931; nee NP 352
110 EMD GP9 21237 5472-6 7/1956 ex MRL 110; ex MRL 1897; ex BN 1897; nee NP 280 Sept 2004 2006 to SVI/SRY 110
112 EMD Cab Slug 21230 5484-5 7/1956 ex MRL GP9 112; ex MRL 1721; ex BN 1971; nee NP 273
119 EMD GP9 22743 5505-24 8/1957 ex MRL 119; ex MRL 1925; ex BN 1925; nee NP 340 Sept 2004 2006 to SVI/SRY 119
121 EMD Cab Slug 22745 5505-26 8/1957 ex MRL GP9 121; ex MRL 1927; ex BN 1927; nee NP 340
122 EMD GP9 22747 5505-28 8/1957 ex MRL 122; ex BN 1929; nee NP 344 1999
124 EMD GP9 24025 5561-6 1/1958 ex MRL 124; ex BN 1935; nee NP 356 1999
129 EMD GP7u 9912 6080-2 6/1950 ex MRL 129; ex CNW 4376; nee SLSF GP7 512 1999
135 EMD GP9 22721 5505-2 7/1957 ex MRL 135; ex MRL 1903; ex BN 1903; nee NP 318
151 EMD MP15DC 75626-1 75626-1 11/1975 nee BCH 151 1975
152 EMD MP15DC 75626-2 75626-2 11/1975 nee BCH 152 1975
153 EMD MP15DC 75626-3 75626-3 11/1975 nee BCH 153 1975
381 EMD SD38AC 37816 5779-1 10/1971 nee BCH 381 1971
382 EMD SD38-2 71606-1 71606-1 12/1972 nee BCH 382 1972 (leased to IMLR, 1999-2002)
383 EMD SD38-2 71606-2 71606-2 12/1972 nee BCH 383 1972 (leased to IMLR, 1997-2002)
384 EMD SD38-2 74614-1 74614-1 8/1974 nee BCH 384 1974 - (leased to IMLR, 1997-2002)
900 GMD SW900RS A738 6/1955 ex BCH 900; nee BCER 900 1955
901 GMD SW900RS A892 6/1956 ex BCH 901; nee BCER 901 1956 leased to Pioneer Grain (North Vancouver, BC)
902 GMD SW900RS A893 6/1956 ex BCH 902; nee BCER 902 1956
903 GMD SW900RS A1165 8/1957 ex BCH 903; nee BCER 903 1957
904 GMD SW900RS A1166 8/1957 ex BCH 904; nee BCER 904 1957 leased to Fraser Surrey Docks / IDC Distribution Services (Surrey, BC), 2003
905 GMD SW900RS A1476 3/1958 ex BCH 905; nee BCER 905 1958
906 GMD SW900RS A1477 3/1958 ex BCH 906; nee BCER 906 1958
907 GMD SW900RS A1478 3/1958 ex BCH 907; nee BCER 907 1958
908 GMD SW900RS A1479 4/1958 ex BCH 908; nee BCER 908 1958
909 GMD SW900RS A2059 6/1964 nee BCH 909 1964
910 GMD SW900RSm A2245 7/1967 nee BCH 910 1967
911 GMD SW900RSm A2334 3/1969 nee BCH 911 1967 leased to Fraser Surrey Docks / IDC Distribution Services (Surrey, BC)
940 GE 70-ton 30371 9/1949 ex BCH 940; nee BCER 940 1949 1983 to Weyerhaeuser (Springfield, OR), 1983; scrapped
941 GE 70-ton 30372 10/1949 ex BCH 941; nee BCER 941 1949 1980 to Eurocan Pulp and Paper (Kitimat, BC) 941, 1980; to Eurocan Pulp and Paper 269;
to West Coast Ry Assn (Squamish, BC), 1993
942 GE 70-ton 30373 10/1949 ex BCH 942; nee BCER 942 1949 1983 to Weyerhaeuser (Springfield, OR), 1983
943 GE 70-ton 30386 3/1950 ex BCH 943; nee BCER 943 1949 1977 to Eurocan Pulp and Paper (Kitimat, BC) 943, 1977; scrapped
960 Alco-GE Electric 51070/3809 1912 nee OE 22 1946 1970 to West Coast Ry Assn (Squamish, BC), 1993
961 Alco-GE Electric 51069/3808 1912 ex BCH 961; nee OE 21 1946 1970 to Edmonton Transit (Edmonton, AB) 2001, 1980; to OEHS/BCER 961 (Brooks,OR), 2017
962 Alco-GE Electric 51071/? 1912 nee OE 23 1946 1959 scrapped, 1959
(963) Alco-GE Electric 51072/? 1912 nee OE 24 1947 n/a acquired for parts (never renumbered)
1201 GMD GMD-1 A1436 9/1958 ex CN 1116 2005 to JLCX 1201; to JLCX/WRIX 1201
1202 GMD GMD-1 A1750 10/1959 ex CN 1153 2005 to JLCX 1202
1203 GMD GMD-1 A1884 4/1960 ex CN 1169 2005 to JLCX 1203; to JLCX/WRIX 1203
1204 GMD GMD-1 A1885 4/1960 ex CN 1170 2005 to JLCX 1204; to JLCX/WRIX 1204; to ????
1205 GMD GMD-1 A1887 4/1960 ex CN 1172; ex CN 1072:2; ex NAR 311; nee CN 1072 2005 scrapped

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Last updated: May 20, 2017