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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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Containers stacked north of Moosonee station
Containers stacked north of Moosonee station
Santa Train 1998 November 29th, looking for Santa
Santa Train 1998 November 29th, looking for Santa
Spotting Santa
Spotting Santa
Delivering wish list
Delivering wish list
Mixed train arrives
Mixed train arrives
Mixed train seen through freight platform
Mixed train seen through freight platform
Switching past end of passenger platform in Moosonee
Switching past end of passenger platform in Moosonee
Cut of vehicles that arrived on mixed train
Cut of vehicles that arrived on mixed train
Waiting to board Little Bear at mileage 174
Waiting to board Little Bear at mileage 174
Moose hanging at Moose River Crossing
Moose hanging at Moose River Crossing
Passengers stretch their legs at Moose River Crossing
Passengers stretch their legs at Moose River Crossing
Northlander leaves Cochrane for Toronto at dawn
Northlander leaves Cochrane for Toronto at dawn
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