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Extra Credit XVIII “GPS, Part II”

Extra Credit is video series that examines topics related to history in the Thunder Bay District and exploring that history. GPS can be a powerful tool for many types of applications.

For historical explorations, it can used in conjunction for satellite imagery and maps, both current and historic, to identify features that once existed on the ground. In this episode I demonstrate how I use Google Earth map overlay to identify points on old maps and then transfer that data to my GPS. Additionally, you will see how that process is validated once it is compared with the data that was gathered from the actual exploration.

 
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Posted by on January 1, 2023 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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Feature Friday December 23, 2022

On a cold winter day in the 1940s, Canadian National Railways 2-10-2 Santa Fe locomotive 4006 (Class T-1-a) idles at Jellicoe, Ontario. Jellicoe was a divisional point on the Canadian Northern Railway mainline when it opened for traffic 1915. After CN merged lines in 1960, it remained a crew change location until service was terminated in 2005.

Locomotive 4006 was one of ten constructed by Brooks Locomotive Works/ALCO for the Canadian Government Railways in 1916. They were all retired from use in 1960.

B. Franklin Collection

CNR Locomotive 4006, a 2-10-2 Santa Fe (Class T-1-a), idles at Jellicoe, circa 1940s. (B. Franklin Collection)
 
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Posted by on December 23, 2022 in History

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 149.6-0.5 IX (Jellicoe Yard)

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 48.8-50.2) at Jellicoe, ON. Features the western portion of the yard at Jellicoe with culverts, rails and the crossing at Highway 11.

Part 9 of 9.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on December 21, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 149.6-0.5 VIII (Jellicoe Yard)

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 48.8-50.2) at Jellicoe, ON. Features the northern portion of the yard at Jellicoe with part of the roundhouse track and the remains of the water tank, turntable, roundhouse and possibly the bunkhouse.

Part 8 of 9.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on December 20, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 149.6-0.5 VII (Jellicoe Yard)

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 48.8-50.2) at Jellicoe, ON. Features the northern portion of the yard at Jellicoe with part of the roundhouse track and the remains of the coal tower and other structures.

Part 7 of 9.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on December 19, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 149.6-0.5 VI (Jellicoe Yard)

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 48.8-50.2) at Jellicoe, ON. Features the western portion of the yard at Jellicoe with signage, rails, telegraph poles, signaling equipment and the remains of the western turning wye.

Part 6 of 9.

Active, 1914-2005.

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

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 149.6-0.5 V (Jellicoe Yard)

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 48.8-50.2) at Jellicoe, ON. Features the yard at Jellicoe with the modern bunkhouse as well as the original boarding house/hotel and western section house. The small trailer I indicated was the more modern “station” or office may or may not have been.

Part 5 of 9.

Active, 1914-2005.

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

 

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Feature Friday December 16, 2022

Now and then photos featuring Jellicoe, ON. Originally named Hector, Jellicoe was one of the divisional points on the Canadian Northern Railway mainline when it opened for traffic in 1915. It lost its status as divisional point in 1960 when Canadian National merged the lines around it to become the Kinghorn Subdivision, though it remained a crew change location until the operations were discontinued in 2005.

The first photo, courtesy of Murray Pat Wilson, shows the large station later in its life. There was originally an anticipation of large volumes of traffic, but Jellicoe lost much of its importance when the Nakina Cut-off was opened in 1924 and it was no longer part of the CNR mainline. Today there are few traces of the station, marked by an “X” on the drone photo, other than some pieces of the concrete foundation.

The third photo, again courtesy of Murray Pat Wilson, was taken in 1947 and features the coal tower and water tank looming behind stack logs. These structures were eliminated in the late 1950s with the introduction of diesel locomotives. Unlike the station, remains of both can still be found in the encroaching vegetation.

The final historic photo, from the Bruce Franklin Collection, features the turntable and 6-stall roundhouse in the 1940s. Important facilities for any divisional point, their use likely ended in 1960. The remains of the turntable pit are quite prominent in the area, while those of the roundhouse, which can still be found, are much less visible.

 
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Posted by on December 16, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 149.6-0.5 IV (Jellicoe Yard)

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 48.8-50.2) at Jellicoe, ON. Features the east portion of the yard at Jellicoe with signage and the remains of the numerous sidings and large station.

Part 4 of 9.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on December 15, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 149.6-0.5 III (Jellicoe Yard)

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 48.8-50.2) at Jellicoe, ON. Features the eastern portion of the yard, including the eastern section house and the grade as it skirts Coleman Lake.

Part 3 of 9.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on December 14, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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