Jackpine Station Beardmore Station Warneford Station

Beardmore, originally known as Hanning, was a station on the line located at Milepost 20.6/70.3. It was named after Walter William Beardmore, the son-in-law of William Mackenzie, President of Canadian Northern. Beardmore hailed from a very affluent family, as his grandfather, George Beardmore, created what would become the largest tannery in the British Empire in Acton, Ontario.

Early on, Beardmore was composed of just a siding and water tank. In 1935 a small station building was erected to support the increased freight and passenger traffic due to the growth of mining and forestry in the area. The water tank was removed prior to 1934, but the 2550-foot siding remained until prior to 2005. There was also a spur known as Shed Track KI-35 (470 feet).

For more information on the nearby Northern Empire Gold Mine, please click here and here.

Click here to see a 2009 Google Streetview image of Beardmore with the rails still in place.

There are numerous videos of the Beardmore area in the playlist below.


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