It's April 2005 and this is the month O.N. Rail's locomotive fleet increased by 3 units thanks to a purchase made in early 2005. Two of these units (2200 & 2202) are seen here arriving into Cochrane Yard on a late afternoon 213 to begin test runs along the Kapuskasing and Island Falls Subdivisions. The 3 units are 3000 horsepower GP40-2's purchased from U.S. based Helm Leasing. The price tag for these second hand locomotives originally built in 1977 was just under $1,000,000 for all three.
See 2201's inaugural arrival at Cochrane
See 2200 & 2202 at North Bay preparing for the trip north