Friday, October 03, 2014

Call of the Northland

Thomas Blampied has released a new book, Call of the Northland. This book talks about the former Ontario Northlander passenger train and the author's journey on it.

The Ontario Northlander was a passenger train that ran from Toronto, ON to Cochrane, ON by the Ontario Northland Railway. The train was cancelled by the provincial government and the last train ran on September 28, 2012.

I personally have no experience with the Ontario Northland Railway, other than seeing ONR 2105 once when it visited Saint John in March 2005.

(video of ONR 2105 going around the wye in Saint John)

I think it's great that Thomas has written this book documenting the Northlander. Events and trains like these need to be documented.

Buy the book


Thomas Blampied said...

Thanks Steve! I hope people really enjoy the book. It is a story that needed to be told.

Eric said...

Hi Thomas and Steve,

I tried to pick up a copy at the Toronto Railway Museum before my train on Wed., but museum closed for an upcoming event. I'll pick up a copy another time.

Eric Gagnon