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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Good news for #219

Some of you may recall that the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre was able to buy former Ontario Northland steam locomotive #219, saving this piece of history from the scrap heap.

Since they bought 219, NORMHC has been fundraising to help pay for transportation of the locomotive from Cochrane to Capreol. 

As my photo of 219 from last April shows, the locomotive has been left to deteriorate for years and is in need of a great deal of work.  The Museum has been tracking down missing parts of the locomotive so that they can restore it.  To date, four marker lamps, the rear tender light, the smokestack, the bell and the number board have been located.  If you know the whereabouts of a piece of 219, please contact the museum.

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