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Trains - mostly Ontario Northland. Taken at Moosonee unless otherwise noted.

I like trains but have relatively limited scope for taking pictures of them so the pictures may get a little monotonous. Some of these pictures are definitely not great shots but are included because they illustrate rail operations at the "end of rail" in Ontario. The Ontario Northland is owned by the Ontario (Provincial) Government. It runs a five (six in summer) times a week passenger train between Cochrane and Moosonee. This train has replaced the former three times a week mixed train and the summer only Polar Bear Express. There are also freight trains twice a week. There is no road access to Moosonee so the train and air service are the only public carriers (you can get here by canoe or snowmobile as well).

I have additional train pictures at http://www.pbase.com/paullantz/switching , a series of shots of the assembly of mixed train 622, at http://www.lantz.ca/moosoneetrains.htm and at http://paullantz.smugmug.com.

If you are interested in systemwide coverage of the Ontario Northland check out http://www.onrgallery.com .
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Sperry Rail Services inspection hi-rail 817 in Moosonee
Sperry Rail Services inspection hi-rail 817 in Moosonee
Sperry Rail Services inspection hi-rail 817 in Moosonee
Sperry Rail Services inspection hi-rail 817 in Moosonee
Sperry Rail Services inspection hi-rail 817 in Moosonee
Sperry Rail Services inspection hi-rail 817 in Moosonee
Evcavator on rail
Evcavator on rail
Polar Bear Express heads south
Polar Bear Express heads south
Polar Bear Express heads south
Polar Bear Express heads south
1:30 am on a very late Polar Bear Express, 90 minutes north of Cochrane
1:30 am on a very late Polar Bear Express, 90 minutes north of Cochrane
Waiting for train to leave Moosonee
Waiting for train to leave Moosonee
Watercraft on Polar Bear Express 2008 June 27
Watercraft on Polar Bear Express 2008 June 27
Watercraft on Polar Bear Express 2008 June 27
Watercraft on Polar Bear Express 2008 June 27
Loading ATV onto Polar Bear Express
Loading ATV onto Polar Bear Express
Waiting for Polar Bear Express to depart Moosonee 2008 June 27
Waiting for Polar Bear Express to depart Moosonee 2008 June 27
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