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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn Subdivision MP 102.4-105.1 III

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn Subdivision (MP 1.7-4.3) west of Longlac, ON. Features the grade as it parallels Suckle Creek with rock cuts, culverts, telegraph poles and some heavy vegetation growth.

Part 3 of 5.

Active, 1914-2005.

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

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn Subdivision MP 102.4-105.1 II (Behun Station)

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn Subdivision (MP 1.7-4.3) west of Longlac, ON. Features the grade as it passes through Behun Station with rock cuts, signage and milepost markers.

Part 2 of 5.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on November 1, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn Subdivision MP 102.4-105.1 I (Suckle Creek Trestle)

deo of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn Subdivision (MP 1.7-4.3) west of Longlac, ON. Features the end of steel for the remaining 1.7 miles of line on its eastern side, as well as the 110-foot trestle over Suckle Creek, which has suffered some fire damage.

Part 1 of 5.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on October 31, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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Feature Friday October 28, 2022

Now and then photos featuring Longlac Junction, Ontario. The first photos, courtesy of Don Loponen, were taken in the 1940s. On the left/north side sits the Canadian National Railways Caramat Subdivision, which forms part of the mainline across Canada. To the right/south side of the station, sits the Kinghorn Subdivision, which formed part of the original Canadian Northern Railway mainline. This portion of the Caramat Subdivision was opened for traffic in 1924 and was known as the “Nakina Cutoff.” This line linked the former Canadian Northern line at Longlac to the National Transcontinental line at Nakina, which shortened the transit between Toronto and Winnipeg by 100 miles.

The third photo, taken in the 1940s or 1950s, shows the station in more detail. The station at Longlac was originally located almost 1 mile to the east but was moved to this spot when the cutoff was constructed.

The last photo was taken by drone in August of 2022 looks west from the junction. The mainline Caramat Subdivision can be seen on the right while what remains of the Kinghorn Subdivision is on the left. None of the buildings remain at the site, while the Kinghorn was discontinued in 2005 and only 1.7 miles of track remains in place.

 
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Posted by on October 28, 2022 in History, Railway

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn Subdivision MP 99.9-100.8 II (Longlac Station)

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn Subdivision (MP 0) at Longlac, ON. Features one of the remaining sections of the line and an explanation of how the “Nakina Cutoff” changed the rail history of the area. Drone footage shows both current CN mainline, the Caramat Subdivision and the Kinghorn. This area was known as “Longlac Junction” from 1924 to 2005.

Part 2 of 2.

Active, 1914-2005.

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

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn Subdivision MP 99.9-100.8 I (Longlac Station)

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn Subdivision (MP 0) at Longlac, ON. Features one of the remaining sections of the line as well as a special visitor. The location of the original Longuelac/Longlac Station is explored which lies along the current CN mainline, the Caramat Subdivision.

Part 1 of 2.

Active, 1914-2005.

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

 

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