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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 76.4-79.8 II

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 126.1-129.5) at Nipigon, ON. Features the grade as it traverses part of the Nipigon River on a feature known as “The Causeway.” To the south, the line crosses under an overpass to the start of the station at Nipigon where the remains of the coal tower are visible.

Part 2 of 6.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on March 6, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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Feature Friday March 4, 2022

Then, then and now featuring the railway causeway in Nipigon, Ontario. The first, which is undated, looks north along the causeway. It shows the one bridge that allowed water to flow into and out of the “lagoon.”


The second photo, a 1960s or earlier postcard, shows the causeway on the right side and the Nipigon River. Canadian Northern Railway, which built the line between 1911 and 1914, did extensive work in the area to avoid crossing the Canadian Pacific Railway (in the centre of the photo). They dug a new channel to reroute the flow of the river and built the rock fill causeway, creating the aforementioned lagoon. Also visible is the north end of the Nipigon Station yard, just below the river.


The third photo was taken in October 2020 looking north from the southern end of the causeway. The rails were removed along this line, which ended its career as the Canadian National Railway Kinghorn Subdivision, between 2008 and 2010.


Nipigon Historical Museum Photo Archives

Nipigon causeway, undated. (Nipigon Historical Museum Photo Archives)
Nipigon causeway and lagoon, 1950s postcard.
Nipigon causeway, October 2021.
 
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Posted by on March 4, 2022 in History, Railway

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 45.3-49.7 III

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 95-99.4) along the southern part Orient Bay, ON. Features the grade as it skirts Sinclair Lake and cuts through Keemle Lake on a long rock causeway with milepost markers, culverts and views of the Pijitawabik Palisades.

Part 3 of 6.

Active, 1914-2005.

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

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn Subdivision MP 126.9-130.4 V

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn Subdivision (MP 26.1-29.6) west of Kenwell, ON. Features the grade as it curves through Porthos Lake on a long rock causeway toward Keemle Station with cuttings and milepost markers.

Part 5 of 5.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on November 29, 2021 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 45-49.1 III

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision near McKirdy, ON. Features the grade as it cuts through Keemle Lake on a long causeway with cuttings, embankments, a huge washout and great views of the Pijitawabik Palisades.

Part 3 of 4.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on August 8, 2020 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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