Officially Kicking Off On April 23, 2003
2003 turned out to be the year that the dangers of railroading hit home for myself and a lot of other people. Veteran Trainman and Friend Frayne Church lost his life on the job this year. You never realize how close knit a workplace can be until tragedy happens, and it was that very day that I learned Ontario Northland is nothing without being "Powered by the People". Other happenings in 2003 included the introduction of the "Kitty Cat", digital cameras begin entering the realm of onrgallery.com, ONR purchases former Southern Pacific hydra cushion box cars for Express Freight hauling, and ONR plays the roll of "School Bus" during the Latchford bridge collapse.