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Go Transit Celebrates their 50th Anniversary - Part 1

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GO Transit started operations on the Pickering to Oakville "Lakeshore Line" corridor on May 23rd, 1967 using GMD GP40U diesel electric locomotives and fleet of single level passenger cars built by Hawker Siddeley in Thunder Bay, Ontario.  The images above, from the collection of John Vincent, a TRHA volunteer, show these units in service on the first day of operation.

Today, GO Transit has grown to a vast network of operations with:
  • 452 kilometres of rail
  • 65 railway stations
  • 69.5 millions riders per year (2015)
  • 75 locomotives
  • 656 coaches
  • 505 buses
To celebrate their 50th Anniversary, GO Transit has acquired and refurbished an original GO Cab Car (#104) which is being prepared as a permanent exhibit for the Toronto Railway Museum.  It will be open to the public beginning at the annual Toronto Doors Open Train show at the museum on May 27th and 28th.

To learn more:
  • Click here for more extensive information about GO Transit's history
  • Click here for more information about their fleet of equipment 
Below are images of today's operating equipment.

Click here to read Part 2 of this series
Posting by Russ Milland; Images above by John Vincent; Images below by Richard Eriksson via Wikipedia

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