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

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 129.5-132.1) at Red Rock, ON. Features the grade at Red Rock where some rails remain in place and where the line once crossed Highway 628. The former station grounds at Red Rock are shown as well as the remains of several signals for the CN/CP interlock.

Part 6 of 6.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on March 20, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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Feature Friday March 18, 2022

Several photos of the construction of the Canadian National Railways spur line to the paper mill in Red Rock, ON circa 1937. At the time, the Canadian Pacific spur was located a short distance away, on the west side of the Red Rock Station.

The third photo shows CNR executives standing in front of the original Red Rock Station, apparently in the area to inspect the construction of the spur.

Red Rock Public Library.

Red Rock spur construction, 1937. (Red Rock Public Library)
Red Rock spur construction, 1937. (Red Rock Public Library)
CNR executives standing in front of the original train station in Red Rock, 1937. (Red Rock Public Library)
 
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Posted by on March 18, 2022 in History, Railway

 

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

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 129.5-132.1) at Red Rock, ON. Features the grade at Red Rock where there was a large storage yard for cars loaded with paper from the local mill. Spurs for both the Canadian National and Canadian Pacific are shown as well the interlock between the Kinghorn and the CP that still has some rails in place.

Part 5 of 6.

Active, 1914-2005.

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

 

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

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 from Nipigon at the Stillwater Creek bridge alongside the Nipigon River and the Canadian Pacific mainline.

Part 1 of 6.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on March 13, 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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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 82.4-85 II

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision at Red Rock, ON. Features a signal tower, level crossing, culverts and a telegraph pole. Although the Kinghorn was dark territory (unsignalled), there were a series of signals in the Red Rock area associated with a CN/CP interlock.

Active, 1914-2005.

Part 2 of 3.

 
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Posted by on January 12, 2021 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 82.4-85 I

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision at Red Rock, ON. Features the stop at Red Rock, culverts and the bridge over the Big Trout Creek.

Active, 1914-2005.

Part 1 of 3.

 
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Posted by on January 5, 2021 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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