Southern Ontario Railway

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Southern Ontario Railway
Southern Ontario Railway.svg
RailAmerica Southern Ontario Railway SOR RLK 2211 EMD GP35M at London ON 2011-05-28.jpg
Southern Ontario Railway #2211 in RailAmerica paint at London, ON in May 2011.
Reporting mark SOR
Locale Ontario
Dates of operation 1998–present
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Length 69 miles (111 km)
Website Official website

The Southern Ontario Railway (reporting mark SOR) is a shortline railroad in the province of Ontario. It operates 69 miles (111 km)[1] of track from Brantford to Nanticoke, Ontario. The railroad began operations in 1998, and was acquired by RailAmerica two years later.[1] It has interchanges with the Canadian National Railway at Hamilton via trackage rights, Brantford and Paris, and interchanges with the Canadian Pacific Railway at Hamilton.

The railroad's traffic comes mainly from steel, agricultural products, petroleum products, and chemicals.[2] The SOR hauled around 44,000 carloads in 2008.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "RailAmerica's Empire". Trains Magazine (Kalmbach Publishing). June 2010. 
  2. ^ http://www.railamerica.com/RailServices/SOR.aspx

External links[edit]

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