History

Most Motor Cars used in warmer climates may utilize a front wind-screen, however Woodings Railcar Limited manufactured enclosed models specifically for the colder Canadian climate. Motor Cars typically do not have any suspension system and this results in a very 'sporty' ride for the occupants.  However, the Woodings CBL model is equipped with (minimal) leaf springs.

In the summer of 2009, the Society 'saved' the Ottawa Central Railway (OCR) one and only Track Unit "TU-1800", from the scrap heap. With the takeover of the OCR by Canadian National, the society was advised that the vehicle was available and if the society wanted it - to take it. Otherwise it would be scrapped. Members of the "Dirty Hands Club" quickly moved into action and picked up TU-1800 car at Walkley Yard and moved it to the museum shop.

The car was built by Woodings Railcar Limited, Lancaster, Ontario Canada which ceased operations in 1991. It is a "CBL" model. Woodings manufacturer a shorter "CBI" model for supervisor/inspection use. Two paint schemes were available: Canadian National MOW (Maintenance Of Way) Red, and Canadian Pacific MOW Yellow. BRS' CBL was originally Canadian Pacific Yellow.

More photos of the restoration work are available at the link below.

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Tue Jun 04 @ 7:30PM - 09:30PM
[CANCELLED] Program Night - "My Affair with the Colorado Narrow Gauge, 1961 - 2018"
Sat Jul 20 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
8th Seaway Train Show
Sun Jul 21 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
8th Seaway Train Show
Tue Sep 03 @ 7:30PM - 09:30PM
Program Night - My Affair with the Colorado Narrow Gauge, 1961 - 2018
Sat Sep 14 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
Greater Napanee Model Train Show
Sun Sep 15 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
Greater Napanee Model Train Show
Tue Oct 01 @ 7:30PM - 09:30PM
Program Night - Topic "The Story of the “Trent River” Ore Cars"
Sat Oct 05 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
The Greater Toronto Train Show
Sun Oct 06 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
The Greater Toronto Train Show
Tue Nov 05 @ 7:30PM - 09:30PM
Program Night - Topic TBA

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