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Normetal Mining 219, a former Temiskaming & Northern Ontario Railway 4-6-0 steam locomotive, is seen stored in the Ontario Northland Railway's yard in Cochrane ON in October 2000. At the time of this photo it had been stored in Cochrane for nearly two and a half decades and was is looking more than a little worse for wear, haphazardly stored out of the way at the end of a yard track with the rear tender truck shoved up against a pile of ties and dirt mount.T&NO 219 was built by MLW in 1907 as one of six 4-6-0 units, originally numbered 119 and later renumbered 219. TN&O sold the steamer to Normetal Mining in Quebec in 1938 who used it for industrial switching. It was sold to a private owner in 1976 who had dreams of running excursions with it on the Spruce Falls Power & Paper Company line. It was moved to Ontario Northland in Cochrane for work, but the owner passed away and plans fell through, so eventually ONR came into ownership of the old engine. 219 was stored for nearly three and a half decades in by ONR in Cochrane until 2012, when it was sold off and acquired by the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum & Heritage Centre (NORMHC), who moved it to their museum in Capreol in 2014.
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Caption: Normetal Mining 219, a former Temiskaming & Northern Ontario Railway 4-6-0 steam locomotive, is seen stored in the Ontario Northland Railway's yard in Cochrane ON in October 2000. At the time of this photo it had been stored in Cochrane for nearly two and a half decades and was is looking more than a little worse for wear, haphazardly stored out of the way at the end of a yard track with the rear tender truck shoved up against a pile of ties and dirt mount.

T&NO 219 was built by MLW in 1907 as one of six 4-6-0 units, originally numbered 119 and later renumbered 219. TN&O sold the steamer to Normetal Mining in Quebec in 1938 who used it for industrial switching. It was sold to a private owner in 1976 who had dreams of running excursions with it on the Spruce Falls Power & Paper Company line. It was moved to Ontario Northland in Cochrane for work, but the owner passed away and plans fell through, so eventually ONR (successor of the T&NO) came into ownership of the old engine. 219 was stored for nearly three and a half decades in by ONR in Cochrane until 2012, when it was sold off and acquired by the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum & Heritage Centre (NORMHC), who moved it to their museum in Capreol in 2014.

Photographer:
Bill Thomson [714] (more) (contact)
Date: 10/05/2000 (search)
Railway: Ontario Northland (search)
Reporting Marks: Normetal Mining / T&NO 219 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: ONR Cochrane Yard (search)
City/Town: Cochrane (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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