Climb on up and lets embark on a journey through the beautiful wilderness of the North, captured through the many camera lenses of Mike Robin. Join us as we witness first hand, the day to day operations of the North's legendary Ontario Northland Railway. Ready to go? Well, put on your bug spray because we're heading North!
GP40-2 2201 is spotted at Cochrane Shops August 3, 2019. In this shot you can see the piping over the Engineman's side number board for her recently installed APU diesel powered warming unit.
Northbound 313 rolls across the Frederickhouse River at mile 6 of the Kapuskasing Sub August 4, 2019.
313 with GP38-2's 1800 and 1802 on point is ready to pull at Cochrane August 4, 2019.
GP38-2's 1808 and 1809 are captured alongside GP9 1603 at Cochrane Shops August 3, 2019.
GP40-2 2201 reflects in the shiny paint and windows of coach 660 at Cochrane August 3, 2019.
APCU 220 captured at Cochrane Shops August 3, 2019.
GP38-2 1805 & GP40-2 2201 are spotted on Yard's Shop Track after arriving on southbound 620 from Moosonee August 10, 2019.
Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) 205, which began life as Northern Pacific F7B 6014B in 1951, is captured at Cochrane Yard August 10, 2019.
GP40-2 2201 fresh off of 620 at Cochrane August 10, 2019.
Maintenance of Way flat 2095 at Cochrane Aug 10, 2019.
Northbound Ditcher Work 1730 rolls through mile 5 of the Devonshire Sub Aug 16th.
Work 1730 rounds the bend at mile 26 and into Cochrane Yard after a day of rock dumping on the Devonshire Subdivision August 16, 2019.
Newly built dining car 750 is seen rolling into Cochrane Yard on 213 August 16, 2019.
Work 1730 switching out rock cars at Potter (mile 12 of the Devonshire Sub) Aug 16, 2019.
Work 1730 rolls into Cochrane Yard while the Yard Crew utilizing GP40-2 2200 hold all movements until the ditcher clears Aug 16, 2019.
Work 1730 dumps some rock at Porquis Yard August 16, 2019.
Its dusty work as rock is loaded into ballast hoppers at Potter ( mile 12 of the Devonshire Sub) August 16, 2019.
Northbound 213 rolls into Cochrane Yard August 16, 2019.
An August 24, 2019 'Saturday Shops Shot' at Cochrane featuring from left to right GP38-2's 1805, 1808 m.u.'d with 1806, and 1800.
SD40-2 1730 captured switching out Potter (mile 12 of the Devonshire Sub) August 16, 2019.
Work 1730 rolls into Cochrane Yard August 16 2019.
A shot from the 'B' end of Ontario Northland diner 750 (formerly coach 604) at Cochrane Shops August 24, 2019.
Work 1730 dumping rock at Porquis Yard August 16, 2019.
Ontario Northland Work 1730 switches at Potter (mile 12 of the Devonshire Sub) August 16, 2019.
An aerial shot of SD40-2 1730 captured at Porquis August 16, 2019.
A 'Saturday Shops Shot' featuring Ontario Northland's recently acquisitioned APCU's 220 and 221 on the APU Track at Cochrane Shops August 31, 2019. You'll notice that the plows were removed from the units. This was done in order to provide better work space for staff hooking up cables since these units are placed mid- train on Polar Bear Express service.
Work 1730 arrives at Potter (mile 12 of the Devonshire Sub) August 16, 2019.
Loading Ontario Northland rock cars at Potter August 16, 2019.
A roster shot of dining car 701 captured at Cochrane Shops August 24, 2019.
Ontario Northland caboose (van) 126 on rip #2 at Cochrane Shops August 31, 2019.
July 6, 2019 was the day that the Englehart 701 Restoration Committee officially handed over the completed beautification work of the 701 and the newly built canopy that protects it back to the Town of Englehart. It was a 9 year job put forth by this committee to create what you see here. A big Congratulations to everyone who played a role in this beautiful display.
Beautifully restored 4-6-2 steam locomotive 701 and her new canopy are being celebrated during a special ribbon cutting ceremony at Englehart July 6, 2019.
Town Councillor Jerry Mikovitch speaks on behalf of the Mayor and Council at the special ribbon cutting ceremony at Englehart July 6, 2019.
Good friend and 701 Restoration Committee member Liz Robitaille takes a moment to smile with the beautiful historical plaque that compliments the downtown 701 display.
Southbound 214 stands ready to roll at Englehart July 6, 2019.
113's crew steps off their train to take control of 214 at Englehart July 6, 2019.
Southbound 214 is captured ready to roll at Englehart July 6, 2019.
The power for 214 looks southward towards heritage liveried SD40-2 1730 at Englehart July 6, 2019.
GP38-2's 1805 and 1800 are spotted on Cochrane Yard's shop track after arriving on 620 from Moosonee July 13, 2019.
GP38-2's 1808 and 1802 captured at Cochrane's Diesel Shop July 13, 2019.
APCU 221 is pictured at Cochrane Shops with classic ex-Via coach 857 in the background July 13, 2019.
A silhouette of Cochrane Shops' Trackmobile captured July 13, 2019.
A shot of dining car 701 captured at Cochrane July 13, 2019.
A shot of APCU 220 being prepared for her maiden voyage at Cochrane Shops July 13, 2019.
Ontario Northland APCU 220 working its 2nd test trip on the 423 Polar Bear Express at Cochrane July 19, 2019.
A shot of the B end of dining car 750 at Cochrane Shops July 13, 2019.
Looking down on Ontario Northland's latest GP38-2 rebuild 1801 at Cochrane Shops July 20, 2019.
Phillipe and Mitch roll GP9 1603 down the shop track to Cochrane Station July 19, 2019.
A new summertime addition to the lamp posts at Cochrane Station captured July 19, 2019.
2 of Ontario Northland's rebuilt GP38-2's 1800 and 1805 recieve servicing on tracks 3 and 4 at Cochrane Shops July 20, 2019.
Its Monday and there isn't a cloud in the sky as the northbound 423 Polar Bear races past mile 8 of the Island Falls Subdivision July 22, 2019.
Plows 554 and 560 are seen on Rips 1 and 2 at Cochrane Shops July 20, 2019.
Taking a peek at the great looking interior of dining car 750 at Cochrane July 13, 2019.
Locomotive trucks securely tied down to 40 ft flat 2076 ready to head to North Bay Shops at Cochrane July 19, 2019.
Southbound 414 rolls through mile 23 of the Devonshire Sub bound for Englehart July 26, 2019.
Kelly and Brandon haul their 414 power to the south end of Cochrane Yard July 26, 2019.
The northbound 423 Polar Bear rounds the bend at Clute on the Island Falls Sub July 28, 2019.
APCU 221 seen on track 1 at Cochrane Shops July 28, 2019.
GP9 1603 handling yard duty at Cochrane July 26, 2019.
The northbound 423 Polar Bear loads up at Cochrane July 22, 2019.
A pogostick view of Ontario Northland APCU 220 among the consist of the 423 Polar Bear Express at Clute July 28, 2019.