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Extra Credit XIII “The Pee Dee, Part II”

Extra Credit is video series that examines topics related to history in the Thunder Bay District and exploring that history.

This episode is a follow up to our first video on the Pee Dee Railway (a link to which you can find below). We venture outdoors to visit remains of the railway a short distance west of Thunder Bay in Rosslyn, ON. You will see some rails that are still in place (not original though) and a few spots where significant points were once located.

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

 

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Extra Credit XII “Questions & Answers, Part I”

Extra Credit is video series that examines topics related to history in the Thunder Bay District and exploring that history.

I always get a lot of questions about my explorations and local history. This episode answers some of the most common questions I get.

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Posted by on April 23, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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Extra Credit X “The Kinghorn, Part I”

Extra Credit is video series that examines topics related to history in the Thunder Bay District and exploring that history.

The Kinghorn is former rail line located in northwestern Ontario which ran from the community of Longlac to the City of Thunder Bay. Constructed between 1911 and 1914 by the Canadian Northern Railway, it became part of the Canadian National Railways network in 1918. After undergoing many transformations and names changes, its final form emerged in 1960 as the Canadian National Railway Kinghorn Subdivision. Service on the line was discontinued in 2005 and this video documents my interest in its history and my attempts to document what remains of the line.

 
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Posted by on March 5, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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Extra Credit III “The Pee Dee, Part I”

Extra Credit is video series that examines topics related to history in the Thunder Bay District and exploring that history.

This episode deals with the Port Arthur, Duluth and Western Railway, or Pee Dee Railway as it is commonly known and is the first of several on the topic. I explore the entire history of the railway, right from its early years in the 1880s until its abandonment in 1938. I highlight many of the challenges leading up to the construction of the line, and then the series of misfortunes that led to its eventually bankruptcy. Its time under the control of Canadian Northern Railway and Canadian National Railways is also discussed.

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Posted by on April 21, 2021 in History, Railway, Research, Video

 

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