North Bay Trains

Category Exploration Date Status Province / State Country
Rail Sites Public Ontario Canada


I haven't found much in the way of history for this grand old workhorse. I have found out that it was built by the Canadian Locomotive Company, Kingston, Ontario in 1930. It was originally numbered 144 while serving the Temiskaming & Northern Ontario Railway but was renumbered 503 upon becoming part of the Ontario Northland Railway.

It's a steam-driven, 2-8-0 type, meaning, two unpowered leading wheels on the front axle, 8 drive wheels on 4 axles, and no trailing wheels.

Personal Commentary: 

I wandered downtown to have a look around the train yard. As I was driving along, I caught a glimpse of something interesting. I doubled back to take a second look. This is what I found.

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