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Thompsons Ltd.

Formerly, W. G. Thompson & Sons Ltd.
Founded 1924

Blenheim, Rodney and Kent Bridge.

Thompsons # nil in new paint scheme and window protectors. Acq. 2/2013 ex Bucyrus-Erie 8302 South Milwaukee, WI
nee Normetal Mining # nil. 80-ton GE 28481 10/1946

Normetal Mining Corporation

A 12 mile long non-common carrier railway from their zinc and copper mine at Normetal, Quebec connected with the CNR.
Completed in 1939 it closed in 1973 and was dismantled in 1976. The mine closed in 1990.

100, GE 44-tonner, #28486 4/46. Blenheim, April 1998. Brian Switzer

Ex OSR 100, nee GWWD 100


Kent Bridge

101 relocated from Rodney to Kent Bridge on the CPR mainline following abandonment of the CASO mainline which provided a connection to the former CSX (PM) mainline acquired by Thompson at the time of its abandonment.
May 2006 Peter Mumby

Still lettered for the fictitious Buckwheat & Durham RR this ancient Plymouth was built (#3835 4/36) for the tiny (1/2 mile!) Pioneer & Fayette RR in Pioneer, Ohio, where it spent its many years. In 1970 it was re-engined with a 1958 Oldsmobile 98. In December 1993 it went to Colasanti's Tropical Garden, Ruthven, Ont. Circa January 1996 it was sold to W.G.Thompson & Sons Ltd. for their grain facility at Kent Bridge. September 1, 1997 Gord Strathdee

Note: B&D 1 continued to operate having been relocated to the tiny Village of Crivitz, WI 11/04/2008



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