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    Ontario Northland Railway

    Article regarding a local groups push to bring back the Northlander. https://www.northernontariobusiness.com/industry-news/transportation/passenger-rail-supporters-expect-new-government-to-make-good-on-campaign-promise-952072
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    Ontario Northland Railway

    Only thing I know of would be some mining related stuff near Conniston or Sudbury. Anytime ive seen the train go by paralleling the highway tho, its usually just boxcars with a few grain cars. No stops that i'm aware of along that route.
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    Ontario Northland Railway

    The biggest gripe ive heard (and experienced personally) is that the bus's just aren't adequate, nor have a reliable timing system for locals to get much use out of them. Winter is worse as their reliability and timing becomes laughable at best. In part, this is a massive reasoning behind the push for passenger rail renewal. As far as freight service goes along the HC route, I believe there isn't much more really that could be "new" to that line, save for maybe (and im throwing darts here) an autorack service for campers heading up from Toronto with drop off points in Northbay, Cochrane, Sudbury and the Sault. But that verges on fantasy land stuff since other than the Polar Bear Express, I don't see much demand for that kind of service. And I haven't got much info on the OVR railway myself. It surprised me when I first was up along the Highway 17 Corridor that it was something other than ONR or CN. What traffic do they get anyways??
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    Ontario Northland Railway

    So since there has been a new government elected that had a pledge of renewing the Northlander Rail service in Ontario, any guesses that we shall see a return of passenger rail services? There has been a pretty large rumor mill around the Muskoka area the the train would be returning for Canada Day 2018 or in time for School starting in the fall (Any option that brings rail back id be happy with). Also, there has been a lot of chatter recently regarding Huron Central requesting government assistance to keep operations going. There is at least one news article about it that states there is at least a public desire for Ontario Northland to take over the line, as well as start passenger service along the same corridor (Which logistically I see as proving very, VERY difficult). https://www.sootoday.com/local-news/should-ontario-northland-take-over-huron-central-railway-942170
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    Gillig product discussion

    On this note, has there EVER been a Gillig bus or two run in Canada? Even second hand?
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    Bruce Peninsula Transit

    A shame, but not really unexpected per sey. Question is now, will the D40's soldier on somewhere else? Or end up as scrap?