There are many ways to get here, depending on where you are coming from. The wide area map below will give you some idea. For those of you getting here by GPS, the coordinates at the station are: 43.544582,-80.247016.
Guelph Central Station - GO/VIAGPS Coordinates: 43.544395, -80.247011
CN Steam Engine #6167
After being stored at CNR's Spadina Roundhouse in Toronto for three years following her last excursion on September 27, 1964, CNR 6167 final resting place was decided. Many of the towns 6167 had visited during her years as an excursion engine had hoped to acquire the locomotive. The fact that 6167 has '67' in her number made her even more sought after owing to Canada's Centennial year - 1967. At that time, every city and town in Canada set out to engage in various "Centennial Projects" to commemorate Canada's one-hundredth birthday, and many towns thought that a locomotive bearing the digits "67" would be neat to have. After three years of searching, an agreement was finally made between the CNR and the City Of Guelph on June 30, 1964 (Clegg 1969, 58).
The Guelph Mercury reported that on September 26, 1967 (three years to the day of her second last run with 6218), 6167 was moved to her final resting place. The article also mentioned that CNR V.P. Douglas V. Gonder would be present for a dedication on October 12, 1967.
The Canadian National steam locomotive 6167 was put on its permanent bed east of the CNR station today after arriving in Guelph over the weekend. Donated to Guelph by the CNR, the train will provide an outstanding tourist attraction, and many visitors are expected to travel to Guelph to view this huge locomotive and take photographs. The engine is facing west, so it appears to be entering the city, and it can be easily seen from Wyndham St. and city hall. Steam locomotive 6167 was donated to Guelph through the efforts of Mayor Ralph smith and the Guelph Junction Railway, and with the co-operation of Douglas Gonder, CNR vice-president. Mr. Gonder is expected to officially dedicate the locomotive around Oct.12. (Guelph Mercury September 26, 1967)
the Guelph Junction Railway
The railroads homepage is here
Not sure where they keep the engine, if anyone knows, please email me.....
There are several of these throughout town.
The tracks that can be seen in the above Snag, following the river.... you can get good pictures from either MacDonell St, or the parking lot on the other side of the river.
I love trains, and I love signals. I am not an expert. My webpages reflect what I find on the topic of the page. This is something I have fun with while trying to help others.
Please Note: Since the main focus of my two websites is railroad signals, the railfan guides are oriented towards the signal fan being able to locate them. For those of you into the modeling aspect of our hobby, my indexa page has a list of almost everything railroad oriented I can think of to provide you with at least a few pictures to help you detail your pike.
If this is a railfan page, every effort has been made to make sure that the information contained on this map and in this railfan guide is correct. Once in a while, an error may creep in :-)
My philosophy: Pictures and maps are worth a
thousand words, especially for railfanning. Text descriptions only
get you so far, especially if you get lost or disoriented. Take
along good maps.... a GPS is OK to get somewhere, but maps are still
better if you get lost! I belong to AAA, which allows you to get
local maps for free when you visit the local branches. ADC puts
out a nice series of county maps for the Washington DC area, but their
state maps do not have the railroads on them. If you can find em,
I like the National Geographic map book of the U.S..... good, clear, and
concise graphics, and they do a really good job of showing you where
tourist type attractions are, although they too lack the railroads.
Other notes about specific areas will show up on that page if known.
BTW, floobydust is a term I picked up 30-40 years ago from a National Semiconductor data book, and means miscellaneous and/or other stuff.
Aerial shots were taken from either Google Maps or www.bing.com/maps as noted. Screen captures are made with Snagit, a Techsmith product... a great tool if you have never used it!
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11/25/2013 -- 11/27/2013
Last Modified 06-Dec-2017