Montréal increases CRRC coach order
Canada to fund 136 new projects to improve rail safety
Rocky Mountaineer expands capacity with new luxury rail cars
Record mark for CP grain carloads
Alstom-led consortium unveils design for Greater Montreal’s REM trains
UPDATE: CP grain train derailment claims three lives
Record mark for CP grain as new HEP train debuts
VIA Rail selects Siemens to replace Québec - Windsor corridor fleet
CN to invest $183.7m for Saskatchewan rail infrastructure expansion
Via Rail expects decision on new Ontario-Quebec rail line this year
Ontario Northland is bringing back a piece of its rail history.
The Northern Ontario rail company has restored its EMD SD40-2 No. 1730 locomotive to its original green and yellow paint scheme.
The SD40-2 were released in January 1972 and were known for their power and reliability in any type of weather condition, something that is much needed for a railway operating from North Bay to Cochrane, Moosonee, Hearst and Rouyn-Noranda.
“It’s important to recognize our past as we move forward,” said Grant Bailey, Vice-President of Transportation.
“Our skilled tradespeople have overhauled and modernized this locomotive that will continue to pull freight efficiently for years to come. At the same time, it will serve as a proud reminder of our railway’s rich history and place in the development of the north.”
Renee Baker, the communications manager at Ontario Northland, says the restoration has created quite a buzz.
“The rail industry is full of rail fans and a lot of employees who worked on it are excited to be part of a project like this,” said Baker.
“There’s been so much social media feedback and chatter in the office how wonderful that we did that.”
The locomotive will be put back into service this coming winter.
This article first appeared on www.baytoday.ca
About this website
Railpage version 3.10.0.0037
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest is © 2003-2019 Interactive Omnimedia Pty Ltd.
You can syndicate our news using one of the RSS feeds.