It's not "ultra-modern" technology, but it would sure speed up the process of getting across from Moosonee to Moose Factory. During the fall freeze-up and the spring break-up of river ice at Moosonee, crossing to Moose Factory Island can only be done by helicopter. Helicopters can't fly at night which really limits the amount of crossings to and from the island. Enter this little baby. This demo hovercraft seen here being switched in to 421's consist by "Little Bear" Brakeman Sonny November 2002 is capable of carrying 12 passengers and is on it's way north to begin testing on the Moosonee/ Moose Factory Island route.

 

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