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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 41.1-45.3 I (Orient Bay Station)

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 90.8-95) along Orient Bay, ON. Features the grade at Orient Bay Station with the remains of the siding, signage and structures. It was home to the Nipigon Lodge (later Royal Windsor Lodge), which was built as a resort by Canadian Northern in 1916. It was visited by HRH, the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII), during his tour of Canada in 1919.

Part 1 of 7.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on January 30, 2023 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 37.6-41.1 V

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 87.3-90.8) at Orient Bay, ON. Features the grade as it skirts the east side of Pijitawabik Bay and approaches Orient Bay Station with cuttings, culverts, concrete ties used as rip rap and gorgeous views of the bay.

Part 5 of 5.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on January 28, 2023 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 37.6-41.1 IV

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 87.3-90.8) south of Macdiarmid/Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek, ON. Features the grade as it skirts the east side of Pijitawabik Bay with a huge rock cuts and the site of a serious April 1994 derailment.

Part 4 of 5.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on January 26, 2023 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 37.6-41.1 III

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 87.3-90.8) south of Macdiarmid/Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek, ON. Features the grade as it skirts the east side of Pijitawabik Bay with a huge rock cuts, two unique stone retaining walls, signage and fantastic views of the bay.

Part 3 of 5.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on January 25, 2023 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 37.6-41.1 II

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 87.3-90.8) south of Macdiarmid/Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek, ON. Features the grade as it skirts the east side of Pijitawabik Bay with a rock cuts, unique stone retaining wall, signage, two flange greasers and fantastic views of the bay.

Part 2 of 5.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on January 24, 2023 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 37.6-41.1 I

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 87.3-90.8) south of Macdiarmid/Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek, ON. Features the grade as it skirts the east side of Pijitawabik Bay with a rare stone culvert and a large, concrete reinforced rock cut.

Part 1 of 5.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on January 23, 2023 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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Extra Credit XIX “Questions & Answers, Part II”

Extra Credit is video series that examines topics related to history in the Thunder Bay District and exploring that history.

I always get a lot of questions about my explorations and local history. Over the years I have had some unforgettable experiences while hiking, so this episode is all about the best and worst moments.

 
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Posted by on January 21, 2023 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 33.3-37.6 VII (Postagoni River Bridge)

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 83-87.3) south of Macdiarmid/Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek, ON. Features the 287-foot bridge over the Postagoni River (pronounced paws–TAH–gun–ee), which was built in 1924, replacing an earlier trestle, and cost $103,000 at the time.

Part 7 of 7.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on January 18, 2023 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 33.3-37.6 VI

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 83-87.3) south of Macdiarmid/Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek, ON. Features the grade from the southern end of the Macdiarmid Tunnel to the northern approaches of the Postagoni River Bridge and includes signage, old crossings and the remains of a hot box/dragging equipment detector. *The cement barrel with the eyebolts is likely an anchor for a warning tower associated with the hotbox detector.

Part 6 of 7.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on January 17, 2023 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 33.3-37.6 V (Macdiarmid-Jumbo’s Cove Tunnel)

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 83-87.3) south of Macdiarmid/Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek, ON. Features the 1058-foot tunnel known as the Macdiarmid or Jumbo’s Cove Tunnel, which is one of the longest railway tunnels in eastern Canada. During its construction, three workers tragically lost their lives between January 16 and 31, 1912.

Part 5 of 7.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on January 16, 2023 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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