On August 22, 1990, the rear portion of an eastbound train derailed on Canadian National’s now decommissioned Kinghorn Subdivision at the Namewaminikan River Bridge, Milepost 44.4. Numerous cars and the caboose left the rails, with several cars coming to rest in the river. Part of the bridge and an unknown length of the track were damaged. The video was shot on August 22nd and 24th.
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Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn Subdivision (MP 40-45) east of Jellicoe, ON. Features the 366-foot trestle over the Namewaminikan or Sturgeon River, referred to locally as the “44 Bridge.”
**Many thanks to Richard for the info about the catwalk and Maryann for the info about the derailment. You will notice the repair work done on the northwest side of the trestle due to the derailment. The metal catwalk and railing have been replaced with ones made of wood.
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Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn Subdivision (MP 36.3-40) east of Jellicoe, ON. Features the grade as it skirts the north bank of the Namewaminikan/Sturgeon River with rock culverts, milepost markers and a long, rock causeway.
Part 3 of 5.