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South Simcoe RR

Ontario : New Tecumseth
Location #5655

Location Owner:timo explorer
Creation Date: 10/21/2012
Last Updated: 10/10/2016

Normally I am not a fan of single vehicle locations, but then again, here is my own version.

The vehicle in question is the remains of an old burnt out passenger train car. Legend has it that the rail car was parked in the village of Tottenham, a short distance to the north. This was sitting abandoned along with other rail cars on an unused section of track, when one night a fire broke out aboard the passenger car. It was quickly shunted out of town and left to burn, so as not to damage other rail cars or homes along the tracks.
Many years later, this car still sits, abandoned and rotting in a farm field, beside the recreational rail trail.
The South Simcoe Railway (see link) now runs a tourist train between Tottenham and Beeton, which features passenger cars of the same vintage (1920's) and design as this unfortunate wreck. For railway aficionados, this is a great way to spend an afternoon, riding the rails and experiencing history first-hand.

I have also included some photos taken around 5 years ago, showing the aging process that is quickly consuming this poor rail relic.

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Old Train Cart
South Simcoe RR
Created on:10/10/2016
Created by: ForgottenPlaces
12 photos
October 3rd, 2013
South Simcoe RR
Created on:10/3/2013
Created by: Rocket44
24 photos
Train in Vain
South Simcoe RR
Created on:10/21/2012
Created by: timo explorer
22 photos


Status: Abandoned
Category: Railway



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ForgottenPlaces says:
10/10/2016 7:16:34 PM

Thankfully we are from out of town, so we arrived WAY to early to board the train near by. Our anxious son was eager to board the train, so we took him for a walk down the trail to visit the abandoned train car. We all enjoyed the visit here. Was shocked to see it as a location on here, when I typed in New Tecumseth

clay70 says:
7/29/2016 11:38:50 PM

This was Mile 54 where an ep of The Forest Rangers was shot back in 1963

WrecksdaleWreck says:
10/24/2012 2:17:36 PM

timo explorer, what a great little story. Did you ever consider writing children's books ? I heard this car was acquired by S. S. R. R. and since they do not have a connection to any outside RR track, it was being transported along the old railbed from the CPR at Hwy 9. This is as far as it got.

trailblazer519 says:
10/21/2012 9:05:34 PM

Is timo catchin on to the latest trend? Nice :-)
I know what your sayin tho, not always interesting places to visit but can't help but share pics of the juicy decay of old vehicles left in odd places.

ground state says:
10/21/2012 8:31:17 PM

Me too... for not being a fan of single vehicle locations, you sure nailed this one with an interesting gallery set! That was great.

SuperSonic says:
10/21/2012 6:54:32 PM

I like these finds.

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On 10/3/2013 3:57:22 PM user Rocket44 created gallery : October 3rd, 2013
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On 10/21/2012 6:29:57 PM user timo explorer created gallery : Train in Vain
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