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3/23/2005



Rail News: Mechanical

Ontario Northland buys three used locomotives from Helm Financial


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The Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (ONTC) recently purchased three used locomotives from Helm Financial Corp. for about $1 million.

The 3,000-horsepower locomotives primarily will be used by the 836-mile Ontario Northland Railway to move freight, but the regional might use the power to pull passenger trains as well. To be delivered by month’s end, the locomotives will replace recently retired power and increase ONTC’s fleet to 28 units.

The 28-year-old locomotives are similar in design and horsepower to some of ONTC’s current engines. Ontario Northland last purchased locomotives in 1999, when the company added six units to its fleet.


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