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Date: 07/20/22 11:24
ONR on GIO Rail St Catharines Ontario
Author: NiagaraMike

Going to Port Colbourne on GIO RAIL to make scenes for " A Handmaids Tale "








Date: 07/20/22 11:44
Re: ONR on GIO Rail St Catharines Ontario
Author: joemvcnj

Those characters on the letterboard of the GO Cart's food service car must mean something to somebody. 



Date: 07/20/22 11:49
Re: ONR on GIO Rail St Catharines Ontario
Author: NiagaraMike

Its " CREE" native language, no idea the translation.
Of late those cars were used on the Polar Bear Express to Moosinee Ontario.
Rebuilt Ex Go Transit coaches as I recall !



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Date: 07/20/22 12:46
Re: ONR on GIO Rail St Catharines Ontario
Author: TCnR

joemvcnj Wrote:
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> Those characters on the letterboard of the GO
> Cart's food service car must mean something to
> somebody. 

Maybe it says if you can read this you get 33% off your ticket price.

https://www.viarail.ca/en/offers/indigenous-communities

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cree_syllabics



Date: 07/20/22 17:05
Re: ONR on GIO Rail St Catharines Ontario
Author: NiagaraMike

This is Canada god only knows !



Date: 07/20/22 21:02
Re: ONR on GIO Rail St Catharines Ontario
Author: King_Coal

Nice catch Mike. Every time I see a ONR unit, it seems to have a different colour scheme.



Date: 07/21/22 00:23
Re: ONR on GIO Rail St Catharines Ontario
Author: railsmith

NiagaraMike Wrote:
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> Its " CREE" native language, no idea the
> translation.
> Of late those cars were used on the Polar Bear
> Express to Moosinee Ontario.
> Rebuilt Ex Go Transit coaches as I recall !

CTG shows it as originally GO 4728 when built in 1967,and later GO 9928 and 1028. Acquired in 1985 by Ontario Northland as ONT 600 and renumbered 651 in 2017.



Date: 07/21/22 07:41
Re: ONR on GIO Rail St Catharines Ontario
Author: WP17

Could someone explain what GIO in "GIO Rail" stands for?

WP17



Date: 07/21/22 13:00
Re: ONR on GIO Rail St Catharines Ontario
Author: kgrantly

First three letters of the Founder and CEO's last name - Gionet
First name Gerald



Date: 07/21/22 14:08
Re: ONR on GIO Rail St Catharines Ontario
Author: TCnR

Curious what the action is, sounds like a section of rail or operation that has been spun off, from somewhere for some purpose. Kinda curious but all I can add is a simple Google Search with this result:

https://giorail.com/

Our goal is to make the complex, [i]manageable[/i].Whether you’re an agency looking for a [i]qualified operator[/i] to run your [i]freight operation[/i] or a new or existing railway operation that wants to explore contracting away some of the [i]complex tasks[/i] required to operate, GIO is there to provide what you need.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/21/22 20:36 by TCnR.



Date: 07/21/22 16:56
Re: ONR on GIO Rail St Catharines Ontario
Author: NiagaraMike

Nice to catch ONR stuff 10 minutes from home .
They like to change their paint schemes. ONR bought a pair of ex-NS SD70ac's, they are running in NS black!



Date: 07/21/22 20:53
Re: ONR on GIO Rail St Catharines Ontario
Author: MEKoch

I thought GIO might Government Intervention Ontario...........



Date: 07/22/22 04:11
Re: ONR on GIO Rail St Catharines Ontario
Author: NiagaraMike

GIO is just your standard shortline and rail services company with great aspirations , so far doing o/k !.



Date: 07/22/22 07:58
Re: ONR on GIO Rail St Catharines Ontario
Author: TCnR

Well, here's the explanation for the big mystery, no conspiracy, just an explanation:

https://giorail.com/about-gio-rail/markets-served/

"Gerald Gionet
The Early Days  
With over four decades of experience, GIO Rail Owner and Chief Officer, Gerald Gionet has worked at every level of the railway industry."



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/22/22 08:00 by TCnR.



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