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

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 165.7-170.3) between Pearl and Pass Lake, ON. Features the grade with a telegraph pole, a concrete culvert and numerous rock cuts.

Part 3 of 8.

Active, 1914-2005

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

 

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

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 165.7-170.3) between Pearl and Pass Lake, ON. Features the grade with a milepost marker and numerous rock cuts.

Part 2 of 8.

Active, 1914-2005

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

 

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Feature Friday April 15, 2022

Feature Friday

Taken in the fall of 1912, crews from the Canadian Bridge Company of Walkerville, Ontario assemble spans of the Blende River Viaduct (Pass Lake Trestle). This structure was one of the biggest engineering projects on the Canadian Northern Ontario Railway line built from Ruel (Sudbury area) to Port Arthur, Ontario between 1911 and 1914. Construction on the 2258-foot trestle, still the longest in central Canada, was completed in only 8 months.

The viaduct under construction, 1912.
 
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Posted by on April 15, 2022 in History, Railway

 

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

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 165.7-170.3) between Pearl and Pass Lake, ON. Features the grade from MacTavish Road 4 south through several rock cuts.

Part 1 of 8.

Active, 1914-2005

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

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 114.4-116 IV

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision at (MP 164.1-165.7) south of Pearl, ON. Features the grade south of Pearl Station with cuttings, culverts and views of Portage Creek.

Part 4 of 4.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on April 13, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 114.4-116 III

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision at (MP 164.1-165.7) south of Pearl, ON. Features the grade south of Pearl Station with rock cuts, milepost markers and views of Portage Creek.

Part 3 of 4.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on April 12, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 114.4-116 II

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision at (MP 164.1-165.7) south of Pearl, ON. Features the grade at Pearl Station, including the remains of the siding which is normally flooded by a beaver dam, but has been exposed due to dry weather.

Part 2 of 4.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on April 11, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 114.4-116 I

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision at (MP 164.1-165.7) south of Pearl, ON. Features the grade at Pearl Station, including the siding with ties still in place and a few rock cuts. Here the grade has been washed out in one place and then flooded for several hundred metres by a beaver dam.

Part 1 of 4.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on April 10, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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Feature Friday April 8, 2022

In an undated photo, a locomotive passes through one of the many rock cuts near Pass Lake Station. Pass Lake was located at Milepost 120.6 of the Canadian Northern Railway Nipigon Subdivision and later Canadian National Railways Dorion Subdivision. In 1960 it became Milepost 170.3 of the Canadian National Railway Kinghorn Subdivision.

While an exact identification is very difficult due to the resolution of the photo, it appears to be a CNR 3200 locomotive, possibly 3281. If correct, #3281 was a Class S-1-b 2-8-2 Mikado built 1916-1917 by the Canadian Locomotive Company for the Canadian Government Railways. The boxcar visible has what appears to be Canadian Northern lettering, placing the photograph in the early 1920s.

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Rock cut at Pass Lake, undated. (TBPL)
 
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Posted by on April 8, 2022 in History, Railway

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 112-114.4 IV

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision at (MP 161.7-164.1) Pearl, ON. Features the grade approaching Pearl Station with a rock cut, rail, telegraph pole and the beginning of the siding.

Part 4 of 4.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on April 7, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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