FEATURED "PIC OF THE DAY" NOVEMBER 21, 2003
When you look at the overall history of Ontario Northland,
there's so much more to it than just tracks and trains. Today was a
truly special day at Cochrane Station when ON history didn't focus
on the railway but more so focused on the folks that work it.
Bill Routlidge, a good friend and ONR Conductor celebrates his
final trip north today before retiring after a long career starting
May 31, 1972. To celebrate, Bill was joined today by an old friend
and retired Engineman Don Church who I hear began with the ONR in
In this photo, Bill poses with Don (on the left) and Don's son
Dale (on the right) for the local newspaper who dropped by to do a
write up of the special event. Dale is today's Engineman for the
trip north so not only is Bill's successful railway career being
celebrated, but decades of northern railroading are being celebrated
as 2 members of the Church family join Bill to comemorate his final
trip. Today was indeed another chapter in the ONR History Books.
Have fun in Moosonee, guys!