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Friday, July 26, 2013

219 on the Move?

It has been quite a while since there has been news of 219, the T&NO locomotive that the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum & Heritage Centre saved from scrap last year. This week, the future of 219 moved another step in the right direction when Ontario Northland weighed the locomotive in their Cochrane yard in preparation for a move in the next few months.

From ONR Trip

So, how much does a locomotive weigh? 189,150 lbs. (give or take). That is around 85 tons. It is expected that the move will be made by rail from Cochrane to Capreol, either via Hearst/Oba or North Bay. Either way, the move will encompass most of the railway companies in northern Ontario.

As always, I would encourage you to support the NORMHC if you are able. Contact them for details.

Thanks to Cody Cacciotti, Dale Wilson and Val Crosswell for information used in this post.

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