Kinghorn Ballast Pit

Namewaminikan River Bridge Kinghorn Ballast Pit Zroback Station

The Kinghorn Ballast Pit (known officially as Spur KI-21) was located just south of the Namewaminikan River Bridge at Milepost 145.4/44.6.

There is currently no known date for when the pit went into operation. In 1976 it was listed as a 2898-foot through spur used by the Abitibi Paper Company, while a 1982 document shows it only connected at the east end and down to 1000 feet.

At the west end of the pit, at Milepost 45, there was a flag stop known as the Sturgeon River Crossing. It is unknown for how many years in was used for, but it first appeared on the 1936 timetable and was still there in 1953.


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