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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 40.7-45 V

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision along Orient Bay, ON. Features the grade alongside Orient Bay with a small bridge, embankments, beautiful views of the Pijitawabik Palisades.

Part 5 of 5.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on August 3, 2020 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 40.7-45 IV

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision along Orient Bay, ON. Features the grade alongside Orient Bay with embankments, beautiful views and a small bridge near McCollum’s Resort.

Part 4 of 5.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on August 2, 2020 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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GTP-Lake Superior Branch MP 150.1 (46)

Video of the former Grand Trunk Pacific Railway-Lake Superior Branch near of Sunshine, ON. Constructed in 1908, from 1924 to 1994, it was known as the CN-Graham Subdivision (MP 10.5-15.6). Features the bridge over the Oskondaga River.

Active, 1908-1994.

 
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Posted by on July 18, 2020 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 37.6

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision near Macdiarmid/Rocky Bay FN, ON. Features the 1924 bridge over the Postagoni River.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on July 4, 2020 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CN-Graham Subdivision MP 0

Video of the former Canadian National-Graham Subdivision bridge over the Mattawin River near Sistonen’s Corner, ON. This structure opened in 1924 as result of the rerouting of lines following the Canadian Northern-Grand Trunk merger. Canadian National Railways abandoned 26 miles of the GTP grade to the east and used the newly doubled Canadian Northern line (now CN-Kashabowie SD) to this point (Conmee Junction) to access the GTP grade at MP 166.

Active, 1924-1994.

 
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Posted by on June 6, 2020 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 109-112 III

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision east of Pearl, ON. Features the bridge over the Pearl River.

Part 3 of 3.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on May 29, 2020 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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GTP-Lake Superior Branch MP 194.8

From the Offbeat Series.

This bridge was originally part of the Lake Superior Branch of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway (GTP). Located at Milepost 194.8, it took a year to build and was opened in November, 1908. In 1906, GTP signed an agreement with the City of Fort William (now Thunder Bay) to allow vehicles utilize the bridge on cantilevered spans built on to the main structure.

In the past, the bridge would open regularly to allow ships to pass. However, in recent years it has remained closed with no traffic on that portion of the river, last opening around 2007 or 2008.

In 1915, the Lake Superior Branch was folded into Canadian Government Railways (CGR) and became part of Canadian National Railways in 1918. The line currently ties in with CN’s Kashabowie SD.

https://padwrr.com/cnor-gtp/grand-trunk-pacific-railway/

Available in 4K (though it might not be available due to YouTube lowering bandwidth worldwide).

 
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Posted by on April 15, 2020 in History, Railway, Video

 

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Port Arthur, Duluth & Western Railway MP 20

Video from Saturday’s hike at the former PAD&W bridge west of Stanley at MP 20.

This bridge is the last remaining structure on the railway, and was built in 1922. At the time, the line was part of Canadian National Railways, and was known as the North Lake Sub-Division or the North Lake Branch. It was the third bridge at this location; the original was constructed in 1889 and the first replacement installed in 1902. The last train rumbled over it in March 1938, 82 years ago this month. The whole line was abandoned in October of that year.

It was converted to vehicular use at some point afterwards (for sure before 1960) which it continues to faithfully do. The bridge is in need of some repair, which hopefully occurs soon to keep this great reminder of the railway operating well into the future.

Available in 4K (though it may not be available due to YouTube lowering bandwidth worldwide).

 
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Posted by on March 25, 2020 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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GTP-Lake Superior Branch MP 169.4

Video of the former Grand Trunk Pacific Railway-Lake Superior Branch at Kaministiqua, ON. Features the all-concrete bridge over the Strawberry Creek built in 1919 and abandoned 1924.

 
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Posted by on October 21, 2019 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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GTP-Lake Superior Branch MP 168.6

Video of the former Grand Trunk Pacific Railway-Lake Superior Branch at Kaministiquia, ON. Features the remains of the water tank at Dona Station and the piers of the bridge over the Kaministiquia River.

 
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Posted by on October 16, 2019 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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