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Pass Lake

Pass Lake Station, originally known as “The Pass,” was located at Milepost 120.6. Its first name reflected the fact that the railway was forced to build a long detour to bypass a large rock ridge, effectively doubling the length of the line in the area. The route took the line alongside what would become Pass Lake, which would lend its name to the nearby community that was created near the station. The stop included a water tank. section house (which still stands today as a restaurant) and a siding, which was retained until the line was discontinued in 2005.

For more information and photos, please read the following great article: The Driving of the Last Spike on the Canadian Northern Ontario Railway by John Todd (Canadian Rail Magazine, November 1979)

 

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