FEATURED "PIC OF THE DAY" OCTOBER 23, 2013

The only way you could make T&NO Pacific type 4-6-2 701 look any better is to fire up the boiler and put her on the main. It took over a year to complete and the wait was totally worth it. The Town of Englehart pulled out all the stops back in 2012 and began refurbishing the steam locomotive which was retired from duty in 1957 and has since called this spot next to the Englehart railway station home. You can see shots of the work in progress HERE and HERE. This fall, the project was completed with computer cut vinyl lettering, logo and pinstripes applied by a New Liskeard sign company in early October. Once word spread about the completion of the 701 project, I very much needed to take a special trip to Englehart just to see the completed 701 with my own eyes and on October 23rd, I arrived with camera in hand. All I can say is, once again, Englehart should be very proud of the remarkable job done in turning the town's very familiar landmark into a truly beautiful piece of Ontario Northland history.

 

 

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