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  Ontario Northland Railway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The importance of the ONR is witnessed by the vast increase in mineral exploration and exploitation, giving rise to the valuable mining stocks on the Toronto Stock Exchange and indirectly leading to Southern Ontario's economic boom during the 1970s.
The railway was incorporated as the Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway on March 17, 1902, by an act of the Ontario parliament, the Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway Act.
The Ontario Northland Transportation Commission was established as the Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway Commission in 1902 to oversee the railway.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ontario_Northland_Railway   (1380 words)

 Ontario Northland Railway - TheBestLinks.com - ONTC, Bus, Canada, Canadian Pacific Railway, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ontario Northland Railway is the railway connecting North Bay, Ontario, on the Canadian Pacific Railway, through Cochrane, Ontario, with Moosonee, on the south shore of James Bay.
The railway is still operated today by the Ontario Northland Transport Commission, which also runs various other transport enterprises, including a bus coach services along the Toronto-North Bay-Timmins-Hearst and Toronto-Sudbury-Timmins corridors, and a telephone and telecommunications company.
Ontario Northland is best known for the daily Polar Bear Express train which runs from Cochrane to Moosonee, bringing tourists as well as essential supplies to this remote northern town, which cannot be reached by road.
www.thebestlinks.com /ONTC.html   (350 words)

 An Introduction To Ontario Northland and www.onrgallery.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
With the Ontario Government anxious towards opening up Ontario's North, the Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway Act was passed in 1902.Construction then began.  In 1904, The Temiskaming and Northern Ontario was as far north as New Liskeard and heading to what is now Cobalt which kicked off The Great Silver Rush.
Aside from the occasional air cargo flight, Ontario Northland is the principal shipper of goods to the Arctic Tidewaters of the James Bay since roads come to an end at Otter Rapids on the Island Falls Subdivision.
I was born in 1968 in Cochrane, Ontario.
www.onrgallery.com /intro.html   (1123 words)

 Cochrane, Ontario - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cochrane, Ontario, Canada is a northern Ontario town situated on Highway 11.
The main industries in Cochrane are the railway, tourism and lumber industries.
The town's railway station is a part of the Ontario Northland Railway which provides frequent service to Toronto, in addition to several other northern Ontario communities.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cochrane,_Ontario   (403 words)

 TSB Reports - Rail 2000 - R00T0067
ONR had conducted regular emergency response training, participated in the region's emergency drills, and had initiated contact with various community emergency responders to discuss the transportation of dangerous goods.
ONR has adopted and operates in accordance with the CROR and abides by the regulations governing the transportation of dangerous goods which is regulated by TC.
ONR's quality assurance practices for track inspection and maintenance did not lead to the necessary corrective measures to ensure that the previously identified weakened track at the derailment location was repaired.
ncsp.tamu.edu /reports/TSB/r00t0067.htm   (7742 words)

 Ontario Northland Railway
Location: The Ontario Northland Railway is located in northeastern Ontario, extending between the community of North Bay, located on the shores of Lake Nipissing on the Canadian Pacific Railway, and Moosonee on the Moose River just south of James Bay.
During the construction phase of the railway in June 1904, it was decided to extend the line a 100 miles further north into the clay belt area to a point on the Watabeag River (Matheson) with construction being initiated immediately.
The ONR as well controls that portion of the former National Transcontinental Railway extending between Cochrane and Calstock (129 miles) where at Hearst a connection is made with the Algoma Central (Wisconsin Central).
home.primus.ca /~robkath/railonr.htm   (1872 words)

 Ontario Northland Transportation Commission Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. O.32   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The location of the lines of railway and other works of the Commission and of the branches, and the plans of all works proposed, and the by-laws of the Commission are subject to the approval of the Lieutenant Governor in Council.  R.S.O. 1990, c.
The railway shall as far as practicable be constructed, equipped and operated with railway supplies and rolling stock made, purchased or procured in Canada, if they can be obtained as cheaply and upon as good terms in Canada as elsewhere, having regard to quality.  R.S.O. 1990, c.
The workers, employed in or about the construction or operation of the railway and works shall be paid such rates of wages as may be concurrently payable to workers, engaged in similar occupations in the districts in which the railway and works are constructed and operated.  R.S.O. 1990, c.
www.e-laws.gov.on.ca /DBLaws/Statutes/English/90o32_e.htm   (1788 words)

 Ontario Northland Railway - Free net encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Template:Infobox SG rail Image:ON switching in Hearst, ON.jpg The Ontario Northland Railway (ONR, AAR reporting marks ONT, ONTA) is a Canadian railway and provincial Crown corporation.
In 1977, the railway purchased a Trans-Europe Express train set retired from the Dutch railways, for use on its Northlander train.
Image:Ontarionorthland.jpg The Ontario Northland Transportation Commission was established as the Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway Commission in 1902 to oversee the railway.
www.netipedia.com /index.php/ONTC   (1297 words)

 TSB - Communiqués
The Ontario Northland Transportation Commission undertake research with an aim to installing, in ONR passenger coaches, emergency exit windows that can be readily removed by able-bodied passengers.
On 31 March 1996, an Ontario Northland Railway (ONR) passenger train derailed at a damaged track switch of the CN North America (CN) Newmarket Subdivision near North Bay, Ontario.
The ONR is currently using 14 coaches similar to the lead coach in this occurrence; six others are in storage.
www.bst.gc.ca /en/media/communiques/rail/1996/comm4.asp   (1661 words)

 UTU: News
CN is North America's fifth largest railway in terms of revenues, and operates nearly 29,000 km (18,000 miles) of track.
Ontario Northland operates on about 1,100 km (700 miles) of mainline track in northern Ontario and northwestern Quebec.
Tellier told the Vancouver gathering he expects there will be more consolidation in the rail industry -- which has seen the number of large Class 1 carriers drop from 39 in 1980 to only six this year -- and he said CN must get bigger to be ready for that consolidation.
www.utu.org /worksite/detail_news.cfm?ArticleID=2241   (495 words)

 The Northlander
In 1976, the Ontario Northland Railway (ONR) acquired all four of the remaining trainsets (Number 501 had been lost in a wreck) for use in their new Timmins-Toronto express service.
The trains were not run in the push-pull service they were capable of as the ONR determined, for reasons of passenger safety and to minimize the effect snow-covered rails could have on the train, it would be best to run the trains power coach forward when running in passenger service.
These problems were compounded by the collision of the Northlander and a CNR train in North Bay on September 9th, 1991, which badly damaged one of the trainsets and destroyed one of the dedicated FP-7Am's used in the service (click here for a description and pictures of the accident).
uwacadweb.uwyo.edu /RGodby/trains/northlander.htm   (1475 words)

 Straight Goods - Ontario Northland Railway on the block - Open letter to Ontario's Minister of Northern Development & ...
It has come to our attention that a significant effort is underway to complete the sale of the Ontario Northland Railway, and it appears that you are now "rushing" this entire matter through in order to have it completed prior to the upcoming provincial election being called.
As you are aware, this Act is binding on the Crown, its Commissions, and by extension on all activities performed by the ONTC, and of course on ONR operations themselves.
Might I also suggest that you have likely overlooked that the ONR has activities and interests extending into Northwestern Quebec, and that it is highly unlikely that our neighbours to the east were consulted on this matter.
www.straightgoods.ca /ViewLetter.cfm?REF=1251   (424 words)

 Railway News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (ONTC) is introducing a new passenger rail excursion tour in late September to take advantage of the spectacular fall colours between North Bay and Temagami.
Last year, Ontario Northland made an $800,000 investment in passenger rail by purchasing and refurbishing 10 mothballed passenger coaches, including three dome cars, from B.C. Rail’s Pacific Starlight train.
The City of North Bay is partnering with Ontario Northland, the Town of Temagami, the North Bay Chamber of Commerce and various tourism operators to launch the excursion run, which ends Oct. 2.
www.utu-canada.com /News_Sept_14_2005.htm   (595 words)

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Our Sponsors Ontario Northland - Ontario Northland Railway has donated a train car for us to set up a station for the 4.5 hour trip to and from Moosonee as well as passage for the DXpedition crew.
As well, Ontario Northland is promoting this as a special event for the railway and we hope to make it a success for him as well.
Ontario Northland - to get a rail schedule and fees for making the round trip from Cochrane to Moosonee you can call Ontario Northland at 800-268-9281.
www.hamradio-online.com /1996/jun/polar2.html   (1077 words)

 Shopcraft Awards (SHP)
SHP 211: British Columbia Railway and The Council of Trade Unions On The British Columbia Railway On Behalf of The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of The Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of The United States and Canada, Local No. 170 re: The Grievance of Messrs.
SHP 289: Ontario Northland Railway and Brotherhood Railway Carmen of Canda re: The Grievance of V. Veltri    
SHP 290: Ontario Northland Railway and Brotherhood Railway Carmen of Canda re: The Grievance of P. Langill    
arbitrations.netfirms.com /shp1.html   (14358 words)

This year's trip was a 2 1/2 week expedition to Northern Ontario, with the main objective the Ontario Northland Railway.
Unlike all other previous trips to Northern Ontario that I have made since moving here 20+ years ago, the Algoma Central would be low on the priority list, simply because there is little to nothing left of the ACR as I knew it when working there over twenty years ago.
While the weather wasn't the best (essentially it sucked!), it was still a lot of fun, and I finally got some decent Ontario Northland slides in the collection.
algomacentral.railfan.net /noront2003.htm   (1252 words)

 Ontario Northland: Rail, Coach & Telecommunications   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (ONTC) was established in 1902 to develop the Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway.
The company’s purpose is to ensure that Northern Ontario’s transportation and telecommunications infrastructure is competitive, creating an attractive and modern region where businesses and communities can grow and prosper.
Operating primarily in northeastern Ontario, ONTC’s non-commercial (mandated) services include the Little Bear and Polar Bear Express (freight and passenger rail service between Cochrane and Moosonee), the Chi-Cheemaun (ferry service between the Bruce Peninsula and Manitoulin Island), and the Manitou Island II (barge/ferry service between Moosonee and Moose Factory Island).
www.ontc.on.ca   (229 words)

 Osborne ghost town   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Situated at mileage point 37.6 of the Ontario Northland Railway in Osborne Township.,Osborne today is an isolated siding that has changed very little since the railway's construction in 1902.
The railway established a station, and a section village, numbering at about a half dozen structures.
Section men brought their families and a permanent population of 25 residents was established by 1911.
www.ghosttownpix.com /ontario/towns/osborne.shtml   (341 words)

Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), one of the two largest freight railway companies in Canada, offer luxury train tours around Calgary pulled by its FP7A's CP 1400 and CP 1401 (built in 1953) and trailing cabless F9B CP 1900 (built in 1955) locomotives which all three have been painted maroon-and-gray.
The ONR 'Northlander' passenger train from Toronto to Cochrane uses Canadian National track between Toronto and North Bay before accessing the ONR line.
Since week 16, 2004 Ontario Northland Railway (ONR) has taken it's FP7A 2001 and 2002 out of service while the ONR decides if it is worth repairing them.
www.roundnoses.com /themes/canada.html   (682 words)

 (Un)Official Ontario Northland Railfan Page
Fifty of the 51 Ontario Northland Railway tanker cars were carrying undiluted sulphuric acid when the train went off the tracks in a remote area about six kilometres south of Temagami, police said.
ONR units 1730,1731,1733 and 1737 were last noted as being leased to Norfolk Southern.
Ontario Northland's board is now examining the various options and will present them to the provincial government sometime in November.
onr.stabler.org /newsarchive.html   (4024 words)

 Golden Horseshoe Live Steamers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The train was late leaving due to a special train that was leaving ahead of the Northlander to protest the proposed closing the Northlander.
The Northlander is given the lowest priority by CN, which meant that the passenger train had give way to all freight traffic resulting in even more delays.
The trip was made more enjoyable when a VCR tape of the Ontario Northland railway operations north of North Bay was shown in the snack car.
www.ghls.org /2001/april20news.htm   (499 words)

 Maerklin Northlander - 37500   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The diesel electric passenger train TEE I was operated between 1957 and 1974 by Switzerland and the Netherlands between Zurich, Amsterdam, and Paris.
The remaining Northlander train sets ran in this configuration from 1980 until they were taken out of service on 9 February 1992.
Express train of the Ontario Northland Railway (ONR), Canada (former RAm TEE I).
www.modellbahn.com /37500.html   (417 words)

 Ontario Provincial Highways: Highway 401 History
During the war, the Ontario Department of Highways (DHO) took advantage of the down-time to conduct a survey of 375,000 drivers in the province to ascetrain a "major desired line of travel," or the route most drivers would take between to points if such a route had existed.
Immediately after the war, the DHO re-started construction on the highways which sat dormant for six years, including the QEW and Hwy 400, as well as beginning the first actual construction on the new trans-provincial freeway that would become Hwy 401.
In the era of highway downloading that is the late 1990s, the entire length of Hwy 401 has been retained in the provincial highway system, although many of the parallel routes, the old Hwy 2 in particular, have been lost to the cuts.
members.aol.com /hwys/OntHwys/OntHwys401Hist.html   (2289 words)

 Canada Sea to Sea - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International ...
British Columbia entered the federation in 1871 on condition a railway link be built to the colony, west of the Rocky Mountains, with the rest of the country.
In 1881, the Canadian Pacific Railway was given $25 million and 25 million acres of land to make the sea-to-sea link a reality.
The railway was finished in 1885, and along the way, construction of this and other railways, including the Timiskaming/Ontario Northland Railway to northern Ontario, revealed huge deposits of silver, copper and nickel, opening up the north to development in the early 1900s.
workmall.com /wfb2001/canada/canada_history_sea_to_sea.html   (134 words)

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