Remanufacturing and Repair Centre

When it comes to the economy, rail transportation is the backbone that keeps everything moving smoothly. Our customers include railways, mines and railcar leasing companies, and they partner with us to keep their equipment running smoothly. 

Our remanufacturing plant is located in North Bay, Ontario. We have multiple projects in our shops and a dedicated team of skilled workers with extensive experience. We also operate a rail freight service, so we know that carrying passengers and freight is an enormous responsibility - that’s why we deliver quality equipment that you can rely on and trust in. Our refurbishment team is diverse, skilled and professional. 

Our reputation for quality work, paired with a large service offering, keeps our manufacturing facility buzzing with activity year-round. We provide a variety of services. We take on small repair projects (such as painting new equipment), locomotive inspections and large remanufacturing projects.

Our Services


Because we own and maintain our own fleet, we know that asset utilization is your priority. That is why returning your locomotive back to service as quickly as possible is our priority. Our 47,000 sq ft full service shop frequently takes on large scale rebuilds, as well as small maintenance projects with tight timelines.

Services include:

  • Locomotive overhaul
  • Prime mover overhaul
  • Major component service and repair
  • Air conditioning, plumbing and heating upgrades
  • Emissions and fuel conservation systems
  • Combo, traction motor, wheel service and repair
  • Truck rebuilding and repair
  • Electrical upgrades
  • Engine overhaul including line boring
  • After-market component integration wreck damage
  • PTC installations - wabtec certified
  • 92/368/1104 Day FRA inspections and maintenance
Passenger Car

Our work for North America’s leading railways and transit companies has earned us a great reputation in the industry, and referrals from our customers continue to bring us more work.

Services include:

  • Overhauls - upper and lower carriage
  • Full or partial refurbishment
  • Mechanical and electrical systems upgrades
  • Air conditioning, plumbing and heating upgrades
  • Side sill repair
  • Custom work
Paint Services

Our 20,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art paint facility has two paint bays (each is 145 ft. long by 76 ft. wide with 22 ft. doors) ready for your equipment. Both chemical and grit blast paint removal is available with strict quality assurance controls in place. Our paint services meet your specifications whether you want a top-of-the-line paint job that meets the highest of standards, or a quick and affordable paint job for equipment nearing retirement.

Services include:

  • Painting and coatings
  • Decals and wraps
  • Stenciling
  • Design
  • Sandblasting and grit blasting
Wheel Work

We offer axle inspection, wheel mounting, wheel turning and bearing reconditioning, as well as axle journal bearing conversion for freight and locomotives.

Services include:

  • Qualification and re-profiling of wheel sets
  • Wheel boring
  • Magnetic particle and ultrasonic testing of wheels, axles and gears
  • Machining of axles and suspensions
Truck Work

We keep you rolling by repairing your trucks. We offer passenger, locomotive and freight truck repair, as well as complete overhauls.

Services include:

  • Reconditioning and assembly
  • Certified air brake
  • Mounting
  • Side frames and bolsters
  • Certified to work on Barber, Buckeye and Amsted Rail and others upon request.

Locomotive Leasing

Lease one of Ontario Northland’s locomotives while yours is being repaired. Our equipment can be spotted throughout Canada working for a variety of businesses.

Why Choose Us?

  • Ontario MADE. Ontario REMANUFACTURED.
  • Reduce your costs - on average, a remanufactured locomotive is 60% the cost of a new locomotive.
  • Project management is ingrained into our operations. We track our processes and costs.
  • Located in North Bay, Ontario, Canada (215 miles north of Toronto, 300 miles east of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and 300 miles north of Buffalo, New York) our remanufacturing and repair facility is strategically located to allow for easy and fast transport of rail equipment.

By choosing Ontario Northland to repair and refurbish your rail assets, you are adding a team of highly-skilled railroaders to your team. We operate trains, we ship freight, we carry passengers...just like you do.


  • Ontario Northland’s shop is certified by ISO 9001:2008
  • We are one of the few companies with a fully certified AAR wheel shop, AAR air brake shop and a fully certified truck shop onsite.
  • We are certified to AAR M-1003, M1002 Rule 88, M214 Truck Reconditioning, AAR Side Frame and Bolster and B33 Wheel & Axle Shop.
  • We are happy to attain other certifications upon request.

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