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Go Transit - Railroad
Company Name Go Transit
Company Web Site Link
Category Railroad
Year Founded 1967
Successor/Parent Metrolinx (Details)
Country Canada (Details)
Source of Text Bluford Shops
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Go Transit - Railroad



Company History: GO Transit launched in 1967 as an experimental commuter rail operation between Oakville, Pickering and Hamilton, Ontario along the north shore of Lake Ontario. Since weekend operations were limited in the early years, GO Transit locomotives could be found pulling Canadian National freight trains on weekends between Toronto and Montreal. Over the years, new routes were introduced and the rail system now stands at 280 miles. In recent years, an average of 187,000 riders take a GO Transit train each day. In 1978, the first of the “lozenge” coaches arrived. The locomotive fleet during that period consisted of F40PH’s, GP40TC’s and GP40-2’s. The latter were paired with old F units rebuilt into HEP power/cab cars. This fleet was later replaced primarily with F59PH’s. MP40’s are now displacing the F59PH’s. The current fleet includes 65 locomotives and 574 coaches. Trains are as long as 12 cars.

Successor/Parent History:
Metrolinx, an agency of the Government of Ontario under the Metrolinx Act, 2006, was created to improve the coordination and integration of all modes of transportation in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. The organization’s mission is to champion, develop and implement an integrated transportation system for our region that enhances prosperity, sustainability and quality of life.

Brief History:
Canada is a North American country stretching from the U.S. in the south to the Arctic Circle in the north. Major cities include massive Toronto, west coast film centre Vancouver, French-speaking Montréal and Québec City, and capital city Ottawa. Canada's vast swaths of wilderness include lake-filled Banff National Park in the Rocky Mountains. It's also home to Niagara Falls, a famous group of massive waterfalls.


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Item created by: gdm on 2017-10-10 09:56:48. Last edited by Lethe on 2020-05-07 00:00:00

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