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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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Transition from freight to passenger equipment.
Transition from freight to passenger equipment.
Arrival of mixed train 421 in Moosonee.
Arrival of mixed train 421 in Moosonee.
Mixed train 421 in Moosonee
Mixed train 421 in Moosonee
Locomotives starting to cross Bay Road
Locomotives starting to cross Bay Road
Vehicles to be unloaded
Vehicles to be unloaded
Maintenance vehicle following mixed train south of Moosonee
Maintenance vehicle following mixed train south of Moosonee
Front end of mixed train 421 as it arrives in Moosonee.
Front end of mixed train 421 as it arrives in Moosonee.
First locomotives to visit Moosonee after washout
First locomotives to visit Moosonee after washout
Saturday morning and no train waiting to leave
Saturday morning and no train waiting to leave
The problem -- ended up being more serious than this
The problem -- ended up being more serious than this
Original plans
Original plans
Moosonee diesel shed
Moosonee diesel shed
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