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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 79.8-82.4 V

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 129.5-132.1) at Red Rock, ON. Features the grade at Red Rock where there was a large storage yard for cars loaded with paper from the local mill. Spurs for both the Canadian National and Canadian Pacific are shown as well the interlock between the Kinghorn and the CP that still has some rails in place.

Part 5 of 6.

Active, 1914-2005.

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

 

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Feature Friday March 11, 2022

Then and now featuring the railway grades and gorgeous scenery between Nipigon and Red Rock, Ontario. The first photo, a 1970s or earlier postcard, shows Canadian Pacific’s “Canadian” as it hugs the rocky shoreline of the Nipigon River, sandwiched between the Canadian National Railway Kinghorn line and the immense bluffs.

The next two photos show the same area in June 2021, taken from the grade of the now decommissioned Kinghorn Subdivision. The Canadian Northern Railway, who originally built the line between 1911 and 1914, had no other option than to run their grade, at an extraordinary expense, outboard of the Canadian Pacific line. Construction entailed the dumping of tons of fill to create the right of way and extensive use of rip rap to keep the eroding water at bay.

The “Canadian” passes the cliffs between Red Rock and Nipigon with the adjacent Kinghorn tracks visible, 1970s postcard.
 
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Posted by on March 11, 2022 in History, Railway

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 88.5-95 IV

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 138.5-145) at Coughlin, ON. Features the grade as it parallels the Canadian Pacific mainline, and includes a small concrete culvert.

Active, 1914-2005.

Part 4 of 5.

 
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Posted by on March 4, 2021 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 88.5-95 III

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 138.5-145) at Coughlin, ON. Features the grade as it parallels the Canadian Pacific mainline, and includes a telegraph pole with insulators.

Active, 1914-2005.

Part 3 of 5.

 
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Posted by on March 2, 2021 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 88.5-95 II

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 138.5-145) at Coughlin, ON. Features the siding Coughlin Station to a 50-foot bridge over a small creek.

Active, 1914-2005.

Part 2 of 5.

 
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Posted by on February 23, 2021 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 88.5-95 I

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 138.5-145) at Everard, ON. Features the 300-foot long bridge over the Black Sturgeon River and the grade as it travels west toward Coughlin Station with culverts and telegraph poles.

Active, 1914-2005.

Part 1 of 5.

 
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Posted by on February 16, 2021 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 85-88.5 III (Black Sturgeon River Bridge)

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 135-138.5) at Everard, ON. Features the 300-foot long bridge over the Black Sturgeon River.

Active, 1914-2005.

Part 3 of 3.

 
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Posted by on February 9, 2021 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 85-88.5 II

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 135-138.5) at Everard, ON. Features the grade at Everard Station, as well as part of Canadian Pacific’s Nipigon Subdivision.

Active, 1914-2005.

Part 2 of 3.

 
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Posted by on February 2, 2021 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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