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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 33.3-37.6 VII (Postagoni River Bridge)

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 83-87.3) south of Macdiarmid/Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek, ON. Features the 287-foot bridge over the Postagoni River (pronounced paws–TAH–gun–ee), which was built in 1924, replacing an earlier trestle, and cost $103,000 at the time.

Part 7 of 7.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on January 18, 2023 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 33.3-37.6 VI

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 83-87.3) south of Macdiarmid/Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek, ON. Features the grade from the southern end of the Macdiarmid Tunnel to the northern approaches of the Postagoni River Bridge and includes signage, old crossings and the remains of a hot box/dragging equipment detector. *The cement barrel with the eyebolts is likely an anchor for a warning tower associated with the hotbox detector.

Part 6 of 7.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on January 17, 2023 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 33.3-37.6 V (Macdiarmid-Jumbo’s Cove Tunnel)

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 83-87.3) south of Macdiarmid/Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek, ON. Features the 1058-foot tunnel known as the Macdiarmid or Jumbo’s Cove Tunnel, which is one of the longest railway tunnels in eastern Canada. During its construction, three workers tragically lost their lives between January 16 and 31, 1912.

Part 5 of 7.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on January 16, 2023 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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

One hundred ten years ago this week, the first train rolled over the Blende River Viaduct, which is more commonly known as the Pass Lake Trestle. Constructed between May and December 1912 by the Canadian Northern Railway, the viaduct stretches 2258 feet across the Blende River Valley and 130 feet above it.

Opened for traffic in 1915, it remained in use until 2005; the rails around the viaduct were removed in 2008. The iconic structure remains the longest railway trestle in central Canada.

 
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Posted by on January 14, 2023 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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Feature Friday January 13, 2022

Then and now photos featuring the Blende River Viaduct, more commonly known as the Pass Lake Trestle. Located northwest of the community of Pass Lake, ON, the first train rolled over its spans 110 years ago this week. In May 2005, the last regular train crossed the viaduct and the rails around it were pulled up in late 2008.

Constructed between May and December 1912 by the Canadian Northern Railway, the viaduct is 2258 feet long and 130 feet high. To bridge the wide Blende River Valley, workers poured 3600 cubic yards concrete and placed 5 million pounds of steel at a cost of $350,000. It remains the longest railway trestle in central Canada.

 
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Posted by on January 13, 2023 in History, Railway

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 14.9-19.4 VI

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 64.6-69.1) east of Beardmore, ON. Features the grade as it skirts the Blackwater River with telegraph poles and the remains of the sidings at the Northern Empire Gold Mine.

Part 6 of 6.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on January 8, 2023 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 14.9-19.4 V

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 64.6-69.1) east of Beardmore, ON. Features the grade as it skirts the Blackwater River with rock cuts, telegraph poles and culverts.

Part 5 of 6.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on January 7, 2023 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 14.9-19.4 IV

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 64.6-69.1) east of Beardmore, ON. Features the grade as it skirts the Blackwater River with rock cuts, telegraph poles, a rare stone culvert and the remains of Spooner Mine siding.

Part 4 of 6.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on January 5, 2023 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 14.9-19.4 III

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 64.6-69.1) east of Beardmore, ON. Features the grade as it skirts the Blackwater River with rock cuts, culverts and milepost markers.

Part 3 of 6.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on January 4, 2023 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 14.9-19.4 II

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 64.6-69.1) east of Beardmore, ON. Features the grade as it skirts the Blackwater River with rock cuts, telegraph poles and culverts.

Part 2 of 6.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on January 3, 2023 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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