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

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 95-99.4) near East McKirdy, ON. Features the grade as it cuts through Keemle Lake on a long rock causeway and alongside Highway 11 to a large washout with milepost markers and views of the Pijitawabik Palisades.

Part 4 of 6.

Active, 1914-2005.

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

 

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Feature Friday February 18, 2022

Then and now featuring Keemle Lake, just north of Nipigon, ON. The first photo shows the highway and railway grade on the south shore of the lake, likely in the early 1940s. Very visible in the background are the cliffs and ridges of the Pijitawabik Palisades.
The second was taken in October 2021 and features the former railway grade in more detail. This spot was just east of the railway station at McKirdy, which was located at Milepost 50.1 of the Canadian Northern Railway Nipigon Subdivision and at the time of the first photo, Canadian National Railways Dorion Subdivision (MP 99.4 of the later CN Kinghorn Subdivision). McKirdy Station was named after well-known local guide and businessman William McKirdy.

Grade south of Orient Bay at Keemle Lake, 1940s postcard.
Keemle Lake, October 2021.
 
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Posted by on February 18, 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 (Dorion) Subdivision MP 45.3-49.7 II

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 alongside Sinclair Lake and Highway 11, with cuttings, telegraph poles, a small trestle bridge and views of the Pijitawabik Palisades. *The original mileage for the trestle is 47.2 (not 97.2 that I said inadvertently).

Part 2 of 6.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on February 16, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision near McKirdy, ON. Features the grade between Highway 11 and Keemle Lake with cuttings, a small span bridge and great views of the Pijitawabik Palisades.

Part 4 of 4.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on August 9, 2020 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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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 45-49.1 II

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision near McKirdy, ON. Features the grade alongside Sinclair Lake, with cuttings, embankments, a small trestle bridge and great views of the Pijitawabik Palisades.

Part 2 of 4.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on August 7, 2020 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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