Ontario L’Orignal Railway

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DESCRIPTIONThe 25 mile Ontario L'Orignal Railway is the inspiration for this model shortline operation. The former Canadian National Vankleek Subdivision serves the Eastern Ontario communities of Hawkesbury, L'Orignal, and Dalkieth. The model of the OLOR reflects the laid back, country style of the prototype. The scenery features a tree-lined rail line through rolling hills, fields, farm scene, and the 417 overpass. The layout provides enough track to simulate typical drops and lifts, including the unusual prototype manoeuvre of backing the train from Hawkesbury the 4½ miles east into the IVACO Rolling Mills in L'Orignal. The steel plant, which is the focal point of the layout, certainly dominates the scene. The owner also runs those beautiful black Alcos of the Ottawa Central, the local company that took over the line from its original operator, Railtex.
SCALEHOSCENERY
FINISHED %
90
SIZE10 x 16POWERDigitrax DCC
OPERATIONSYESOPERATING SYSTEMSwitch Lists
LOCALEOttawa ValleyERA1998
FEATURESOttawa Central locomotives

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