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Feature Friday January 13, 2022

Then and now photos featuring the Blende River Viaduct, more commonly known as the Pass Lake Trestle. Located northwest of the community of Pass Lake, ON, the first train rolled over its spans 110 years ago this week. In May 2005, the last regular train crossed the viaduct and the rails around it were pulled up in late 2008.

Constructed between May and December 1912 by the Canadian Northern Railway, the viaduct is 2258 feet long and 130 feet high. To bridge the wide Blende River Valley, workers poured 3600 cubic yards concrete and placed 5 million pounds of steel at a cost of $350,000. It remains the longest railway trestle in central Canada.

 
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Posted by on January 13, 2023 in History, Railway

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 14.9-19.4 VI

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 64.6-69.1) east of Beardmore, ON. Features the grade as it skirts the Blackwater River with telegraph poles and the remains of the sidings at the Northern Empire Gold Mine.

Part 6 of 6.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on January 8, 2023 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 14.9-19.4 V

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 64.6-69.1) east of Beardmore, ON. Features the grade as it skirts the Blackwater River with rock cuts, telegraph poles and culverts.

Part 5 of 6.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on January 7, 2023 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 14.9-19.4 IV

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 64.6-69.1) east of Beardmore, ON. Features the grade as it skirts the Blackwater River with rock cuts, telegraph poles, a rare stone culvert and the remains of Spooner Mine siding.

Part 4 of 6.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on January 5, 2023 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 14.9-19.4 III

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 64.6-69.1) east of Beardmore, ON. Features the grade as it skirts the Blackwater River with rock cuts, culverts and milepost markers.

Part 3 of 6.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on January 4, 2023 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 14.9-19.4 II

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 64.6-69.1) east of Beardmore, ON. Features the grade as it skirts the Blackwater River with rock cuts, telegraph poles and culverts.

Part 2 of 6.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on January 3, 2023 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 14.9-19.4 I

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 64.6-69.1) east of Beardmore, ON. Features the grade from the Blackwater River to Ralph Creek with culverts, milepost markers and the remains of a section division sign.

Part 1 of 6.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on January 2, 2023 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 10.7-14.9 V (Blackwater River Trestle III)

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 60.4-64.6) east of Beardmore, ON. Features the grade west of Jackpine Station with culverts, milepost markers and a 100-foot pile and through girder trestle over the Blackwater River. **The unusual appearance of the trestle was the result of an alteration to allow logs to be rafted down the Blackwater River.

Part 5 of 5.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on December 29, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 10.7-14.9 IV (Jackpine Station)

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 60.4-64.6) east of Beardmore, ON. Features the grade at Jackpine Station with the remains of the siding, which still has many of its ties still in place, as well an unknown structure, possibly a section house.

Part 4 of 5.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on December 28, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 10.7-14.9 III

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 60.4-64.6) west of Nezah, ON. Features the grade with milepost markers, telegraph poles and the start of the siding at Jackpine Station.

Part 3 of 5.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on December 27, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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