Ontario Northland Railway

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The Ontario Northland Railway is a Canadian railway operated by the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission, a provincial Crown agency of the government of Ontario.wikipedia
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Ontario Northland Transportation Commission

Ontario Northland
The Ontario Northland Railway is a Canadian railway operated by the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission, a provincial Crown agency of the government of Ontario.
ONTC operates freight and passenger services in northern Ontario through its Ontario Northland Railway and Ontario Northland Motor Coach services.

North Bay, Ontario

North BayNorth Bay, ONNorth Bay, Ontario, Canada
Its north–south mainline is located entirely in Ontario, starting at its southern terminus at North Bay, running northward through Cobalt, New Liskeard, Cochrane, and on to its northern terminus at Moosonee, several miles south of the shore of James Bay.
North Bay was selected as the southern terminus of the Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway (T&NO) in 1902 when the Ross government took the bold move to establish a development road to serve the Haileybury settlement.

Cobalt, Ontario

CobaltElk Lake
Its north–south mainline is located entirely in Ontario, starting at its southern terminus at North Bay, running northward through Cobalt, New Liskeard, Cochrane, and on to its northern terminus at Moosonee, several miles south of the shore of James Bay. The town of Cobalt grew out of the fortunes of silver taken from the grounds.
Silver was discovered in the area during the construction of the Temiskaming & Northern Ontario Railway (T&NO) from North Bay to the communities of Haileybury and New Liskeard, north of Cobalt.

Cochrane, Ontario

CochraneCochrane, ON
Its north–south mainline is located entirely in Ontario, starting at its southern terminus at North Bay, running northward through Cobalt, New Liskeard, Cochrane, and on to its northern terminus at Moosonee, several miles south of the shore of James Bay. Since 1993, the ON operates a section of the National Transcontinental Railway running west from Cochrane to Calstock.
In the early 20th century, the National Transcontinental Railway was built through the area, and in 1907, the place was selected as the junction point with the Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway.

Calstock, Ontario

Calstock
Since 1993, the ON operates a section of the National Transcontinental Railway running west from Cochrane to Calstock.
Calstock is the northwestern terminus of Ontario Northland Railway.

Swastika, Ontario

SwastikaSwastika, ONSwastika, Ontario, Canada
There is one major branchline running eastward from Swastika through Kirkland Lake and over the Quebec border to end at Rouyn-Noranda.
Swastika is a junction on the Ontario Northland Railway, where a branch to Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec leaves the ONR's main line from North Bay, Ontario to Moosonee.

Cobalt silver rush

silver rushCobaltsilver taken from the grounds
The town of Cobalt grew out of the fortunes of silver taken from the grounds.
The Cobalt silver rush started in 1903 when huge veins of silver were discovered by workers on the Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway (T&NO) near the Mile 103 post.

Iroquois Falls

Iroquois Falls, OntarioMonteithPorquis Junction
Shorter spur lines also exist running west from Rock Junction to Sherman Mine, south-west from Porquis Junction to Kidd Creek Mine, about 22 km east of Timmins, north-east from Porquis to Iroquois Falls and south from Opaz Junction to Agrium mine site.
The creation of the Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway (now Ontario Northland Railway) greatly boosted the economy as there were few roads at the time.

Moosonee

Moosonee, OntarioMoosonee, ON
Its north–south mainline is located entirely in Ontario, starting at its southern terminus at North Bay, running northward through Cobalt, New Liskeard, Cochrane, and on to its northern terminus at Moosonee, several miles south of the shore of James Bay.
Moosonee is the railhead of the Ontario Northland Railway where goods are transferred to barges and aircraft for transport to more northerly communities.

Nipissing Central Railway

The railway's branch from Swastika to Rouyn-Noranda, including 40 kilometres of track in Quebec, is operated by a subsidiary, the Nipissing Central Railway.
As the line had a federal charter, the operating company continues to be used to operate the Ontario Northland Railway freight spur line between Swastika, Ontario and Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, avoiding the need to re-charter either end in its respective provinces.

Redwater, Ontario

Redwater
Construction on the railway started in 1903, and the settlement of Redwater in the municipality of Temagami began as a small request stop when the railway reached the area of the Lower and Upper Redwater Lakes.
It is in geographic Askin Township and is located on the shores of Lower and Upper Redwater lakes along the Ontario Northland Railway.

Northlander

ONR passenger train service between Toronto and Cochrane (the Northlander) was withdrawn and replaced with an augmented bus service, and all of the corporation's assets were to be sold off.
The Northlander was a passenger train operated by the Ontario Northland Railway in Ontario, Canada.

Temagami

Temagami, OntarioMunicipality of Temagami
Construction on the railway started in 1903, and the settlement of Redwater in the municipality of Temagami began as a small request stop when the railway reached the area of the Lower and Upper Redwater Lakes.
In the summer of 1905, the Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway (now the Ontario Northland Railway) was completed from North Bay to New Liskeard and allowed direct access to the area and the Clay Belt around Lake Timiskaming, opening up the region to settlement and development.

Adams Mine

Adams
Sherman Mine in Temagami was opened in 1968, Adams Mine in Kirkland Lake in 1963, and Kidd Creek Mine in Timmins in 1967.
The Ontario Northland Railway operated a line into the Adams Mine facility during its years of operation.

Little Bear (train)

Little Bear
In June 2007 the Polar Bear Express was expanded from a seasonal excursion service to a year-round passenger train, replacing the Little Bear mixed freight/passenger train, which had operated 3 days per week.
The Little Bear is the name for a mixed freight-passenger train operated by the Ontario Northland Railway in Northern Ontario, Canada.

Polar Bear Express

One of its more unusual pieces of rolling stock is a canoe car, which is in service in the summer as part of the Polar Bear Express passenger train.
The Polar Bear Express is a Canadian passenger train operated by the Ontario Northland Railway in Northern Ontario.

Upper Redwater Lake

Upper Redwater
Construction on the railway started in 1903, and the settlement of Redwater in the municipality of Temagami began as a small request stop when the railway reached the area of the Lower and Upper Redwater Lakes.
The settlement of Redwater is located on the southeastern shore of Upper Redwater Lake and the Ontario Northland Railway mainline runs along its entire western shore.

Ontario

Ontario, CanadaONProvince of Ontario
Its north–south mainline is located entirely in Ontario, starting at its southern terminus at North Bay, running northward through Cobalt, New Liskeard, Cochrane, and on to its northern terminus at Moosonee, several miles south of the shore of James Bay.
Ontario Northland provides rail service to destinations as far north as Moosonee near James Bay, connecting them with the south.

Fraserdale

Fraserdale, Ontario
For four years the terminus of the line remained at Fraserdale, near Abitibi Canyon, where the Abitibi Canyon Generating Station was being built on the Abitibi River.
It is located 131 km north of Timmins along the Ontario Northland Railway.

Algoma Central Railway

Algoma Central and Hudson Bay RailwayAgawa Canyon RailwayAC
The railway connects at its northernmost point with the Ontario Northland Railway and with CN's eastern division to the south.

Dream Catcher Express

Dream Catcher Express was a seasonal train route service provided by Ontario Northland Railway.

James Bay

JamesbayJames Bay Rivers
Its north–south mainline is located entirely in Ontario, starting at its southern terminus at North Bay, running northward through Cobalt, New Liskeard, Cochrane, and on to its northern terminus at Moosonee, several miles south of the shore of James Bay.
Many of these rivers finish near Moosonee, and paddlers can take the Polar Bear Express train south to Cochrane at the end of a trip.

National Transcontinental Railway

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Since 1993, the ON operates a section of the National Transcontinental Railway running west from Cochrane to Calstock. In 1993, CN applied to abandon sections of its underused former National Transcontinental Railway mainline across northern Ontario (it had previously abandoned the portion of the line between Calstock and Nakina in 1988).
A 122 mi section of the NTR mainline between Nakina and Calstock, Ontario was abandoned in 1986 and the Ontario Northland Railway purchased the section of NTR mainline between Calstock and Cochrane, Ontario in 1993.

Canadian National Railway

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In 1993, CN applied to abandon sections of its underused former National Transcontinental Railway mainline across northern Ontario (it had previously abandoned the portion of the line between Calstock and Nakina in 1988).
For example, on December 3, 1920, CNR inaugurated the Continental Limited, which operated over four of its predecessors, as well as the Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway.

Moose River (Ontario)

Moose RiverMooseMoose (River)
The original route ran northward from Callander, roughly northward to Moose River on James Bay.
There is an Ontario Northland Railway bunkhouse that used to be a school.