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Luna’s Offbeat Adventures-Episode I

Hi everyone! My name is Luna and I’m a very active and curious Labradoodle. I love to follow my dad on his history exploration adventures, so he decided to put a camera on me to record what I see while we’re hiking. It’s in its armoured housing, so the audio is muffled, the harness doesn’t always stay in the right spot and the GoPro can’t always compensate for my movements, so there are no awards for sound and cinematography here (seriously, it’s very shaky at times). It’s just raw, minimally edited video.

This episode took us the area south of Macdiarmid, ON, where we explored the railway grade from the Postagoni River to Orient Bay Station. The views of Pijitawabik Bay and the cliffs of the Pijitawabik Palisades are incredible.

 
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Posted by on July 3, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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Extra Credit XIV “Companions, Part II”

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

In this episode, which is a follow up to one I did in the summer of 2021, we focus on my usual hiking companion, Luna. The inspiration for this episode came from one my subscribers, Colin, who suggested in one of my Offbeat Adventures videos that it would be interesting to see things from Luna’s perspective. Well, here it is!

Now, I’m not done yet. With all the video I shot, of which only a few clips made it into the episode, I decided to give Luna her own series, “Luna’s Offbeat Adventures.” The first episode, which features just raw, minimally edited video, will be dropping on July 3rd. Enjoy!

 
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Posted by on June 25, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 123.4-125.4 II

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 173.1-175.1) at Pass Lake, ON. Features the grade west of the Blende River Viaduct/Pass Lake Trestle with a very large rock cut, stone culvert and beautiful views.

Active, 1914-2005.

Part 2 of 2.

 
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Posted by on May 2, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 123.4-125.4 I

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 173.1-175.1) at Pass Lake, ON. Features western side of the Blende River Viaduct/Pass Lake Trestle where several rails are still in place. The grade then proceeds west into a large rock cut.

Active, 1914-2005.

Part 1 of 2.

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

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 123.4 (Blende River Viaduct-Pass Lake Trestle)

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 173.1) at Pass Lake, ON. Features the 2258-foot long, 130-foot tall Blende River Viaduct, which is more commonly referred to as the Pass Lake Trestle. Constructed between May and December 1912, it remains the largest railway trestle in central Canada.

Active, 1914-2005.

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

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 123.4 (Blende River Viaduct-Pass Lake Trestle)

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Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 173.1) at Pass Lake, ON. Features the 2258-foot long, 130-foot tall Blende River Viaduct, which is more commonly referred to as the Pass Lake Trestle. Constructed between May and December 1912, it remains the largest railway trestle in central Canada.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on April 26, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 116-120.6 VIII

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 165.7-170.3) at Pass Lake, ON. Features the grade near the section house at Pass Lake Station with possibly remains of the water tank.

Part 8 of 8.

Active, 1914-2005

 
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Posted by on April 25, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 116-120.6 VII

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 165.7-170.3) at Pass Lake, ON. Features the grade at Pass Lake Station with the remains of the siding, rock cuts, signs and the section house.

Part 7 of 8.

Active, 1914-2005

 
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Posted by on April 24, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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Feature Friday April 22, 2022

A few drone views of the Blende River Viaduct, more commonly referred to as the Pass Lake Trestle, which is a former railway structure located northwest of the community of Pass Lake, ON. These photos were taken while capturing footage for a video on the viaduct.

Built by Canadian Northern Railway (CNoR) in 1912, its construction only took an amazing 8 months to complete. It was situated at Milepost 123.4 of the CNoR-Nipigon Subdivision/Canadian National Railways-Dorion Subdivision and Milepost 173.1 of the later Canadian National Railway Kinghorn Subdivision. At 2258 feet long and 130 feet high, it is the largest railway trestle in central Canada. It saw it last regular train in May 2005.

Viaduct, August 2021.
Viaduct, October 2021.
Viaduct, October 2021.
Viaduct, March 2022.
 
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Posted by on April 22, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 116-120.6 VI

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 165.7-170.3) at Pass Lake, ON. Features the grade with a stone culvert, remains of telegraph poles, mileage marker, rock cuts (and rockfall) and the beginning of the siding at Pass Lake Station.

Part 6 of 8.

Active, 1914-2005

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

 

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