Ontario Northland eyes upgrades

September 10, 2015

‘There hasn’t been as significant a change as we are seeing right now,’ vice-president says

Ontario Northland’s refurbishment division, based in North Bay, is preparing for a boost in business as companies scramble to meet the new requirements for rail tanker cars that carry flammable materials like crude oil.

“There’s thousands of railcars that will need to have retrofits and we are hoping to be part of that industry and win that business,” said vice-president of rail John Thib.Website Insert Fleet for Sale or Lease copy

In his 39 years in the rail industry, Thib said he has never seen a wave of repair work like what is coming to retrofit old tanker cars.

“There hasn’t been as significant a change as we are seeing right now,” he said.

After the second fiery train derailment near Gogama in March, the chair of the Transportation Safety Board called for stronger railcars to carry flammable liquids like crude oil.

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