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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 79.8-82.4 IV

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 129.5-132.1) at Red Rock, ON. Features the grade as it heads south alongside the Nipigon River and the Canadian Pacific mainline with long rock fill embankments, rock cuts, concrete ties/slabs used to prevent erosion (rip rap) and gorgeous views.

Part 4 of 6.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on March 16, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 79.8-82.4 III

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 129.5-132.1) at Red Rock, ON. Features the grade as it heads south alongside the Nipigon River and the Canadian Pacific mainline with long rock fill embankments, rock cuts, concrete ties used to prevent erosion (rip rap) and gorgeous views.

*What appears to be telegraph poles on the Canadian Pacific line are in actuality rock slide detection equipment.

Part 3 of 6.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on March 15, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 79.8-82.4 II

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 129.5-132.1) at Red Rock, ON. Features the grade as it heads south alongside the Nipigon River and the Canadian Pacific mainline with long rock fill embankments and gorgeous views.

Part 2 of 6.

Active, 1914-2005.

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

 

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Feature Friday March 11, 2022

Then and now featuring the railway grades and gorgeous scenery between Nipigon and Red Rock, Ontario. The first photo, a 1970s or earlier postcard, shows Canadian Pacific’s “Canadian” as it hugs the rocky shoreline of the Nipigon River, sandwiched between the Canadian National Railway Kinghorn line and the immense bluffs.

The next two photos show the same area in June 2021, taken from the grade of the now decommissioned Kinghorn Subdivision. The Canadian Northern Railway, who originally built the line between 1911 and 1914, had no other option than to run their grade, at an extraordinary expense, outboard of the Canadian Pacific line. Construction entailed the dumping of tons of fill to create the right of way and extensive use of rip rap to keep the eroding water at bay.

The “Canadian” passes the cliffs between Red Rock and Nipigon with the adjacent Kinghorn tracks visible, 1970s postcard.
 
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Posted by on March 11, 2022 in History, Railway

 

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Feature Friday March 4, 2022

Then, then and now featuring the railway causeway in Nipigon, Ontario. The first, which is undated, looks north along the causeway. It shows the one bridge that allowed water to flow into and out of the “lagoon.”


The second photo, a 1960s or earlier postcard, shows the causeway on the right side and the Nipigon River. Canadian Northern Railway, which built the line between 1911 and 1914, did extensive work in the area to avoid crossing the Canadian Pacific Railway (in the centre of the photo). They dug a new channel to reroute the flow of the river and built the rock fill causeway, creating the aforementioned lagoon. Also visible is the north end of the Nipigon Station yard, just below the river.


The third photo was taken in October 2020 looking north from the southern end of the causeway. The rails were removed along this line, which ended its career as the Canadian National Railway Kinghorn Subdivision, between 2008 and 2010.


Nipigon Historical Museum Photo Archives

Nipigon causeway, undated. (Nipigon Historical Museum Photo Archives)
Nipigon causeway and lagoon, 1950s postcard.
Nipigon causeway, October 2021.
 
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Posted by on March 4, 2022 in History, Railway

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 69.5-72.7 IV

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision north of Nipigon, ON. Features the siding at Parmacheene Station with ties, telegraph poles, mystery objects and views of the Nipigon River.

Part 4 of 4.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on December 29, 2020 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 69.5-72.7 III (Nipigon River Bridge)

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision north of Nipigon, ON. Features 610-foot Nipigon River Bridge, originally constructed between 1912 and 1914.

Part 3 of 4.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on December 22, 2020 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 69.5-72.7 II

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision north of Nipigon, ON. Features cuttings, culverts, a wheel flange greaser and the approaches to the Nipigon River bridge.

Part 2 of 4.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on December 15, 2020 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 69.5-72.7 I

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision north of Nipigon, ON. Features cuttings, a rock cut and views of the Nipigon River.

Part 1 of 4.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on December 13, 2020 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 65.3-69.5 V

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision at Cameron Falls, ON. Features culverts, several large rock cuts and views of the Nipigon River.

Part 5 of 5.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on December 1, 2020 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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