ONR's "Northlander" To Be Discontinued.

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Re: ONR's "Northlander" To Be Discontinued.

Post by labaienordique » Sat Jun 07, 2014 12:41 pm

NDP vows return of Northlander
http://www.nugget.ca/2014/06/06/ndp-vow ... to-service" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: ONR's "Northlander" To Be Discontinued.

Post by NS VIA FAN » Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:36 am

labaienordique wrote:NDP vows return of Northlander
http://www.nugget.ca/2014/06/06/ndp-vow ... to-service" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Guess it won’t be coming back now....and no surprise when its route north of North Bay is adequately served by ONR Bus. Anytime I rode (other than holidays) there was never more than a bus load riding anyway.

But what would make sense is a summer weekend train between Toronto and Huntsville and possibly North Bay serving Cottage Country......perhaps using idle GO Train equipment just like the weekend trains to/from Barrie. Too bad a portion of the Newmarket Sub is missing or the trains could just continue on from Allandale Waterfront.

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Re: ONR's "Northlander" To Be Discontinued.

Post by Tadman » Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:28 am

Guys - can we please remember to post a fair-use quote when we post a link to an article? It's site policy and it makes for a more readable post. If the post takes a stance on either side of an issue, it helps the reader understand the stance (and thus support your cause, like restoring the Northlander).

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Re: ONR's "Northlander" To Be Discontinued.

Post by XC Tower » Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:57 pm

Any more talk about the return of the "Northlander"? (I'm still hoping to get back to Cochrane in style.)

Thank you.



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Re: ONR's "Northlander" To Be Discontinued.

Post by Gilbert B Norman » Thu Apr 16, 2015 6:32 pm

Mr. XC, going out to you and The Northlander

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Re: ONR's "Northlander" To Be Discontinued.

Post by XC Tower » Thu Apr 16, 2015 7:17 pm

Thank you, Mr. Norman. I prefer Lefty Frizell's rendition of the song actually.......



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Re: ONR's "Northlander" To Be Discontinued.

Post by XC Tower » Thu Apr 16, 2015 7:20 pm

......And still hope for a train journey back to Cochrane.....


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