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Ontario Northland to refurbish luxury rail cars for tourist train


Ontario Northland Transportation Commission has obtained a contract from engineering firm CANARAIL to refurbish luxury passenger-rail cars for the Rocky Mountaineer tourist train.

Since 2014, CANARAIL has delivered five refurbished cars to Rocky Mountaineer. The new contract will enable CANARAIL to deliver 11 additional cars over the next four years, according to an Ontario Northland press release.

The work will result initially in 50 new jobs at Ontario Northland's remanufacturing facilities in North Bay, Ontario, and up to 80 new jobs over the contract's term.

In less than two years, Ontario Northland's remanufacturing division has expanded from focusing solely on passenger-car refurbishment to securing freight-car, locomotive and wheel repair contracts, Ontario Northland officials said.

Contact Progressive Railroading editorial staff.

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