Sunday, August 4, 2019

July 2019 In Pictures

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.























Tuesday, July 23, 2019

From The Pic of the Day Archives: July 4, 2006.

Today's photo comes from the platform of Cochrane Station July 4th as 423 Conductor Shawn runs through the final preparations before giving the "Blow n' Go" order to today's Head End Crew Mike & Neil. If you look carefully between the tripod and the people standing next to it, you can see today's Assistant Conductor Jason also awaiting the  order.

Stay tuned for more from the Archives of onrgallery.com's Pic of the Day!

Monday, July 22, 2019

From the Pic of the Day Archives: April 29, 2017.

We're at Cochrane April 28th where we see ONR Bar Car 1410 and Snack Car 1408 (both originally built by CC&F in 1954) rolling through the south end of the yard for the very last time as part of the tonnage of southbound 414. These 2 cars are part of a 4 car acquisition (which includes Dining Car 1409 and Coach 842) by the York Durham Heritage Railway based out of Uxbridge, Ontario that happened earlier this year. YDHR is also the proud owner of former ONR RS3 1310. For more info on the York Durham Heritage Railway and what they do, visit www.ydhr.ca.


Stay tuned for more www.onrgallery.com memories from the Pic of the Day Archives coming soon to this very blog!

Friday, July 12, 2019

June 2019 in Photos!

Our Saturday Shops Shot features the power for June 2nd's 313 to Hearst. GP38-2's 1802 & 1806 and GP40-2 2200 stand ready on 3 Track at Cochrane Shops June 1, 2019.









She was once GO Transit APU 801. But after 1994 she was Ontario Northland APU 205. She's still powering strong to this day tied in to the Polar Bear Express consist at Cochrane Shops June 1, 2019.









Ontario Northland 'Strap Car' 100509 with her strap container captured at Cochrane Yard June 1, 2019.











Say hello to the newly rebuilt 1801! GP38-2 1801 has been working in and around Cochrane for a little over the last week since her release from North Bay. Here she is in the 'trail' position after arriving on 620 June 1, 2019. Note the ventilation for the unit's APU Warming System above the number board.








GP38-2's 1800 and 1801 captured at Cochrane Yard June 1, 2019.












CN Test RDC 1501 overnights at Cochrane Yard after testing Ontario Ontario Northland's Kapuskasing Subdivision June 4, 2019.











Here's a little something that I found interesting on CN Test RDC 1501 on its overnight tie down at Cochrane June 4, 2019. Each set of horns on either end of the unit have this little socks on them. Now I don't know the official reason for these little socks to be placed on the horns but I'm thinking this is to prevent snow and ice from clogging them. Talk amongst yourselves.






A pogo stick view of dining car 701 at Cochrane Shops captured June 1, 2019.












 Train 901 Work 1501, the CN Test Budd Car, waits at the Junction switch at Porquis for a Tie Gang to clear in order for the 1501 to continue testing Ontario Northland's Ramore Subdivision June 6, 2019.







CN Test RDC 1501 rolls through the junction switch at Porquis heading (and testing) to Englehart from Kidd June 6, 2019.









CN Test RDC 1501 tests the Ontario Northland main through Matheson located at mile 66 of the Ramore Subdivision June 6 2019.










CN Test RDC 1501 rounds the bend at Kidd Yard as testing begins of the Ramore Subdivision June 6, 2019.

















Switching around power at Cochrane Shops June 8, 2019












Things are beginning to look quite blue at Cochrane Shops June 8, 2019.













Say hello to the 750! The newly built dining car is captured marshalled into the Polar Bear Express consist at Cochrane June 9th, 2019 ready for her inaugural revenue run on Monday morning.







A 'Saturday Shops Shot' featuring Cochrane's resident Trackmobile alongside GP9 1603 June 8, 2019.











The northbound 421 Polar Bear loads up at Cochrane June 7, 2019.











Brand spanking new dining car 750, built at North Bay Shops, sparkles as the sun pops out for a few minutes at Cochrane Shops June 9, 2019.











Headin' for the great wide open. CN Test RDC 1501 heads south out of Porquis bound for Englehart June 6, 2019.











308 with SD75I 2102 on point is ready to head south with Foreman Randy's hi-rail truck in the foreground at Kidd June 6, 2019.










We're at Cochrane Shops June 15, 2019 where we see APCU 221 marshalled into the Polar Bear Express consist as testing of the newly built units continues.












The morning sun rises to greet GP38-2's 1809 and 1808 on Track 3 at Cochrane Shops June 16, 2019.












620's power is lined up for the shop track while 50 footer 2704 sits on shed 2 at Cochrane Yard on a gloomy June 15, 2019












Newly commissioned APCU 221 is seen coupled to her Polar Bear consist at Cochrane on Sunday June 16, 2019 before her Monday morning test trip. APU 205 also accompanied the 221 on the trip as a standby power unit.








 Here's a shot of APCU 221 arriving at Cochrane on the 622 Polar Bear June 21, 2019. APU 205 is still included on the opposite end of the passenger car consist as a spare power supply.











The crew of Ditcher #1 Work 1735 at Cochrane Yard runs through necessary paper work before heading south June 22, 2019.











Some Saturday morning lifting before Ditcher #1 heads south from Cochrane Yard June 22, 2019.












We're at mile 5 of the Kirkland Lake Subdivision in the town of Kirkland Lake where members of NARCOA stop to mingle with the residents and grab some lunch June 24, 2019.










We're at Englehart Ontario located at mile 138 of the Temagami Sub as members of NARCOA stop for a break and an opportunity to chat with local residents June 24, 2019. NARCOA is on a 5 day journey from North Bay to Kirkland Lake and Timmins this year.







We're at mile 7 of the Ramore Sub as 4 of the 20 or so member motorcars and hi-railers of the North American Rail Car Operators Association (NARCOA) proceed to Swastika Junction and on to the Kirkland Lake Subdivision June 24, 2019.









113 rolls into Englehart from North Bay June 24, 2019.










The NARCOA convoy rolls past Mike and Kelly who are handling the morning yard job with SD75I 2103 at Englehart June 24, 2019.











Members of NARCOA roll through mile 0.30 of the Kirkland Lake Subdivision as they make their way from Englehart to Kirkland Lake June 24, 2019.











Time for a short break at Englehart as members of NARCOA roll into town from New Liskeard June 24, 2019











A pogo stick view of heritage liveried SD40-2 1730 captured at Englehart June 24, 2019. She's definitely earning her keep and picking up some grime, but still looks great!









A quick staff meeting with Guy from Ontario and Mike from NARCOA during a momentary stop at mile 0.30 of the Kirkland Lake Sub June 24, 2019.










Members from NARCOA mingle with residents during a lunch stop at Kirkland Lake June 24, 2019.










The NARCOA convoy pulls away from Englehart Yard heading north to the Kirkland Lake Subdivision June 24, 2019.











The first summer scheduled 423 Polar Bear Express hustles past Clute (mile 9 of the Island Falls Subdivision) on Sunday June 30, 2019.











Colin protects the tail end as the passenger portion of the 423 Polar Bear Express is brought down from the coach yard at Cochrane June 30, 2019.











423 Polar Bear Crewmember Colin calls out lengths to the head end as APCU 221 is inched back to lift line car 264 on the Ice House Track at Cochrane June 30, 2019.










Mike and Kelly pulling the morning yard job at Englehart with SD75I 2103 June 24, 2019.












Community members from Kirkland Lake take a look at the motor cars and chat with the owners as NARCOA visits June 24, 2019.











There's piggyback and then there's PIGGYBACK! This heavy looking load was captured at Cochrane Yard June 30, 2019.











Members of NARCOA venture onto the Kirkland Lake Sub at Swastika, Ontario June 24, 2019.












Mike and Kelly take a second for a quick staff meeting during their 0600 yard job at Englehart June 24, 2019.