Monday, November 4, 2019

September 2019 In Pictures



AJ, Jody, and Shawn tackle switching at the local sawmill September 6, 2019.












A "Saturday Shops Shot" featuring GP40-2 2201 teamed up with GP38-2 1800 and GP9 1603 on a cloudy September 7, 2019.











An assortment of equipment from Allied Track Services is seen tied down on Cochrane Yard's scale track September 6, 2019.











Southbound loads bound for Englehart bring up the rear of 414 at Cochrane Sept 6, 2019.













213's 2105 is seen rolling from the south yard to the shop track at Cochrane September 6, 2019.












Northbound 423 Polar Bear Express is captured lifting chain cars at Cochrane September 15, 2019.











423 Polar Bear Express power (GP38-2's 1809 & 1800) is captured rolling into Cochrane's north yard to lift chain cars September 15, 2019.













Southbound 214 is spotted racing past the familiar farmland of the Temiskaming Shores area September 19, 2019.











Chad Evans from Ontario Northland gives a presentation on the company's many different services and activities at the annual ONRH&TS Convention at North Bay September 20, 2019.












Southbound 214 pulls away from Englehart bound for North Bay September 19, 2019.














The group photo from the ONRH&TS annual convention taken in front of T&NO steam locomotive 219 on display at Capreol September 21, 2019.










Ontario Northland's latest SD40-2 rebuild, the 1733, is seen outside of North Bay's Diesel Shop ready for some testing during a special tour given to membership of the Ontario Northland Railway Historical & Technical Society September 20, 2019.










Southbound 214 pulls uphill through the historical silver mining community of Cobalt September 19, 2019.













One of 2 Polar Bear Express baggage cars are seen being built from former unilevel coaches at Ontario Northland's RRC at North Bay during a special tour given to the ONRH&TS September 20, 2019.











One of 2 Polar Bear Express baggage cars are seen being built from former unilevel coaches at Ontario Northland's RRC at North Bay during a special tour given to the ONRH&TS September 20, 2019.










Transloading wood from railcar to truck at Englehart September 19, 2019.













A September 21, 2019 view of the new custom built cab installed on T&NO 4-6-0 219 at the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre at Capreol, Ontario. Beautiful work!










Members of the ONRH&TS get a guided tour of Ontario Northland's RRC with one of the Polar Bear Express baggage cars being built in the background Sept. 21, 2019.











Railroad Photographer and Author Bram Bailey captures southbound 214 as it rolls through Cobalt September 19, 2019.











214 preps to pull out of Englehart September 19, 2019.










Members of the Ontario Northland Railway Historical & Technical Society couldn't resist capturing CN Train #114 pulling out of Capreol during a visit to the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre September 21, 2019.








The tender of T&NO 4-6-0 219 at the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum & Heritage Centre in Capreol, Ontario as seen on September 21, 2019. Fundraising is currently underway to fix up and eventually repaint the tender for display. Coal from her final trip is still inside of it.








Freshly rebuilt SD40-2 1733 is seen in the midst of testing at Ontario Northland's North Bay Diesel Shop September 20, 2019.












A cordial welcome from the North Bay Model Railroad Club captured during a special tour arranged for the ONRH&TS Annual Convention September 20, 2019.











It was a hub of activity at North Bay's Diesel Shop as members of the ONRH&TS were treated to a special tour during the Society's Annual Convention September 20, 2019.











A display featuring some classic signage, shipping labels and a history of the CN's corporate logos at the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre in Capreol, Ontario September 21, 2019.









A very impressive HO scale model of the CN 4-8-2 Mountain type steam locomotive 6043 as seen on the massive Northern Ontario Railroad Museum & Heritage Centre train layout in Capreol, Ontario September 21, 2019. The real thing was built in Kingston, Ontario at Canadian Locomotive Works and delivered to CN in September 1929. It had a 31 year career and now stands on display in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The 6043 still runs on in miniature form thanks to the folks at the NORMHC. 


Here's a September 20, 2019 look at an Ontario Northland HO scale FP7A fully customized and painted by the late Stephen Thompson. The beautifully done 1500 sits proudly on display in his memory at the North Bay Model Railroad Club.










Sunday, September 8, 2019

August 2019 In Pictures

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.