A Northern Ontario tradition continues as we catch snowmobiles being loaded on the northbound 421 Polar Bear Express bound for Moosonee November 29th at Cochrane. The Polar Bear Express provides a very important service to Northern communities by not only hauling passengers, but vehicles, snowmobiles, mail, and other necessities. Bigger shipments such as fuel, bulk food, heavy equipment, or tractor trailers are hauled via a separate twice weekly freight train.