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Date: 01/06/21 09:37
Ontario Northland 'Northlander'
Author: briancdn

In Oct 1977 I caught the Northlander arriving at Toronto Union Station with the very unique 'TEE Train trainset. I guess this comes under the 'What were they thinking' description. If I remember correctly (and that's not a certainty) the long wheelbase trucks were an issue. The locomotives were out of service soon after, but the passenger cars went on for another decade behind modified FP7's. 

I wish I had ridden this train back in the day. Can anyone attest to the comfort of these passenger cars?

Brian N.








Date: 01/06/21 10:17
Re: Ontario Northland 'Northlander'
Author: viatrainrider

Was this equipment sold or scraped?  And did it run Toronto to Cochrane?

Thanks for posting!!



Date: 01/06/21 11:06
Re: Ontario Northland 'Northlander'
Author: TCnR

Every so often this subject comes up, always interesting to see new photos and stories, there's quite a bit of info in this post:

Date: 01/11/20 20:14
ONR Northlander display 1978.
Author: eminence_grise

https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?15,4936832,4936847#msg-4936847



Date: 01/06/21 12:15
Re: Ontario Northland 'Northlander'
Author: briancdn

viatrainrider Wrote:
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> Was this equipment sold or scraped?  And did it
> run Toronto to Cochrane?
>
> Thanks for posting!!

I believe it ran to Timmins. I think the locomtives were scrapped.
Brian N.



Date: 01/06/21 12:16
Re: Ontario Northland 'Northlander'
Author: briancdn

TCnR Wrote:
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> Every so often this subject comes up, always
> interesting to see new photos and stories, there's
> quite a bit of info in this post:
>
> Date: 01/11/20 20:14
> ONR Northlander display 1978.
> Author: eminence_grise
>
> https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?15
> ,4936832,4936847#msg-4936847

Thanks for that info.  Brian N.



Date: 01/06/21 14:23
Re: Ontario Northland 'Northlander'
Author: refarkas

First-class set of rare images.
Bob



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