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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 22.1-25.7 I

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 71.8-75.4) south of Beardmore, ON. Features the grade as it parallels Highway 11 and the Blackwater River with rock cuts, a telegraph pole, a milepost marker and a concrete culvert.

Part 1 of 6.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on January 20, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 19.4-22.1 V

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 69.1-71.8) south of Beardmore, ON. Features the grade as it skirts and crosses the Blackwater River on a 195-foot bridge. Further south, it passes through rock cuts, over the Warneford Creek and then alongside Highway 11.

Part 5 of 5.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on January 19, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 19.4-22.1 IV

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 69.1-71.8) south of Beardmore, ON. Features the grade as it skirts and crosses the Blackwater River with rock cuts, telegraph poles and a 100-foot bridge.

Part 4 of 5.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on January 18, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 19.4-22.1 III

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 69.1-71.8) at Beardmore, ON. Features the grade as it cuts through the town and crosses Highway 11/Trans Canada Highway. Includes the remains of the siding, culverts, views of the Blackwater River and the famous Beardmore snowman.

Part 3 of 5.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on January 17, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 19.4-22.1 II

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 69.1-71.8) at Beardmore, ON. Features the grade as it cuts through the town with culverts and crossings and remains of the siding, water tank, permanent slow order signs and station grounds. There is also information on the origins of the name of Beardmore.

Part 2 of 5.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on January 16, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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Feature Friday January 14 2022

Feature Friday


Then and now photos of the former Northern Empire Gold mine and railway line northeast of the community of Beardmore, ON. The first was taken in the 1930s when the mine went into operation looking east along the grade. The mine produced nearly 150,000 ounces of gold from 1934 to 1941.


The second photo was taken in May 2021 looking west at the remains of the concrete foundations. The mine was located at Milepost 19.8 of the then Canadian National Railways Dorion Subdivision (MP 69.5 of the later CN Kinghorn Subdivision).

Northern Empire Mine Mill, 1930s.
Northern Empire Gold Mine, May 2021.
 
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Posted by on January 14, 2022 in History, Railway

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 19.4-22.1 I

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 69.1-71.8) east of Beardmore, ON. Features the grade as it skirts the south shore of the Blackwater River and Janakka Lake into Beardmore. The remains of the Northern Empire Gold Mine are visible beside the grade along with telegraph poles and a culvert.

Part 1 of 5.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on January 13, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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Feature Friday December 31, 2021

A 1980s or earlier view of the community of Beardmore, ON which was established in 1915. It was located at Milepost 20.6/70.3 on the Canadian Northern Railway Nipigon Subdivision and later Canadian National Railways Dorion/Kinghorn Subdivisions.
Originally called Hanning, it name was changed to Beardmore in honour of Walter William Beardmore. Beardmore was the son-in-law of Canadian Northern president William Mackenzie and hailed from a very affluent southern Ontario family.

Beardmore, 1980s postcard.
 
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Posted by on December 31, 2021 in History, Railway

 

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