2013 saw Ontario Northland muscle forward despite little or no support from their Queen's Park bosses since the entire commission was thrown on the auction block in March 2012 by the ruling Liberals. There wasn't a single move towards either the Commission's demise or it's modernization. Instead, with the support of Northerner's throughout every step, and without the return of the Northlander passenger train service, Ontario Northland's many divisions not only delivered tonnage & passengers, not only delivered refurbished GO coaches for CadRail & provided quality locomotive services to other local railways, not only stretched another year out of dated locomotives and rolling stock, but topped off 2013 with the most beautiful Christmas Train that this photographer has ever seen!