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Fresh out of the shop 1741 leads 1740 on train 213 from Englehart to Cochrane and about to pass under Highway 112.
Swastika 8/30/2021

1741 ex NS 3535 (ex UP 3942 nee MP 6042) acquired early 2021

1740 has lots of history behind it! SD40-2 EMD 756153-6 8/1976 New Liskeard 6/20/2021.

Nee KCS 672, ex HELM 672, CP 672 12/1992 re# 5417 1997, NREX 5417 2004.

Acquired 2018 as NREX 5417 to be used as an engine testing platform Returned to service early 2020 re# 1740.
Note: 1738, 1739 numbers not assigned.

214 engine 2102 (trailing 1740, 2105, 1733) crossing the Montreal River. Latchford 6/19/2021


2202_1603 with 423 Polar Bear Express northbound at Mile 5 Island Falls Sub. Thursday, 6/25/2012

Scheduled for 0900 departure Cochrane Mile 0.0 Daily ex Saturday and 13.50 arrival at Moosonee Mile 186.2.

2000 southbound with its unique sounding Caterpillar 2075 HP diesel engine stopping for a few passengers.
MP 22, Temagami 9/16/1999. Note: Station includes Municipality of Temagami Information Centre.

Little Bear consist includes famous Schneider's meat products and vehicles facing no road ahead.
Cochrane 9/23/2004

1301 and another RS-3 passing the station. Note red signal right background. Mile board 26 at left.

Digital restoration three photos Walter Pfefferle.

1300 and likely 1301 passing station. Note order board is "on" for this train.

1509 with local passenger train. Note truck on street in background. Digital restoration Walter Pfefferle

1300 in 1950's scene unknown location.

1986 with Northlander on CN Newmarket Sub. nearing ON/CN station. July 25, 1989

1987 just west of TTR John Street tower passing endless new high rise construction in downtown Toronto. 3/23/1982



ONR 113 (North Bay to Englehart freight) is running late allowing for this photo as it passes the old Right-of-Way silver mine during mid morning in Cobalt, ON. ONR GP38-2's # 1800, 1805 & 1808 along with SD40-2 1733. July 26, 1989

1508_1502 elephant style with the Northland overnight train with a CN section from Cochrane and a Timmins section.
Southbound in the Don Valley about ten minutes from Toronto Union Station. May 17, 1979



2000 (ex 1502 FP7 ) GMD A176 3/1951 Ready to leave North Bay for Toronto over CN.
Note: B unit is actually an EGU (APU). September 17, 1996 Jack D. Kuiphoff

One of three units 1502, 1509, 1521 re-engined 1994-1996-1997 Caterpillar 3516 2075 HP

No. 121 the northbound Northlander approaches the John Street crossing as it rolls through North Bay on the CN Newmarket Sub on its way to the VIA-CN station. In order to continue north on ONR rails the train will reverse back on these tracks a short distance to reach the ONR connection. Three photos: July 28, 1989 John Sesonske

It’s a beautiful Friday afternoon in North Bay as the northbound Northlander crosses Ferguson Street as people go about their routines. The train is backing down the CN Newmarket Subdivision after making the North Bay station stop.
At the CN-ONR diamond the train will get on the ONR and head for Cochrane with the 1987 leading.

The Northlander begins its northbound journey on ONR rails after coming off the CN Newmarket Sub at this junction. FP7Am powered European TEE trainset. Note the location sign for Staffend which is mile 0.6 in the ONR Employee Timetable. ONR yard and shops are just behind and to the right of where the photographer is standing.

1507-1305-1511 with freight westbound at Sunnyside (Toronto) in last stretch of its long journey running through from
North Bay to Mimico yard. TTC Roncesvalles Division car barns in right background. St.Joseph's hospital at far left.
October 1964 Bill Thomson

FP7A 1986 with TEE train equipment backing eastbound to Union Station in Toronto passing by site of Sunnyside station.
December 1986 Clayton Langstaff

1519 leads an RS-3 and another FP7A in the new "progressive" paint scheme on the
Polar Bear Express at Cochrane on a Sunday in July of 1966 Dave Hewitt

GP9 1602 (A1060 1/1957) leading SD40-2 1731 (A2845 3/1973) North Bay 7/01/1974 Sam Beck Collection

TEE train with original locomotive 1981. North Bay April 8, 1978 Wolf Kirchmeir

2102 SD75I 4300 HP leads SD40-2 1735 on freight. Ed Freeman/Jim Parker Collection

2102_1734 with train 214 southbound at Mile 71 Temagami Sub. Temagami, ON August 16, 2018



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