2012... Ontario Northland has always been challenged for her existence by her Queen's Park owners, and it occurred once again on March 23rd when Ministry of Northern Development and Mines Minister Rick Bartolucci announced the divestiture of all divisions of the transportation corporation. We witnessed the return of snowplows and spreaders on the Island Falls and Kapuskasing Subdivisions and photographed the events. GP38-2 1804 and SD75I 2102 returned to duty after bouncing back from near retirement because of massive derailments thanks to the hard labor of North Bay Shops. Ontario Northland plays "troop carrier" for a massive mock airplane disaster. The Northlander gets cancelled, and the Ontario Northland Christmas Train looks better than ever thanks to a new coat of paint.