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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 114.4-116 III

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision at (MP 164.1-165.7) south of Pearl, ON. Features the grade south of Pearl Station with rock cuts, milepost markers and views of Portage Creek.

Part 3 of 4.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on April 12, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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Feature Friday April 8, 2022

In an undated photo, a locomotive passes through one of the many rock cuts near Pass Lake Station. Pass Lake was located at Milepost 120.6 of the Canadian Northern Railway Nipigon Subdivision and later Canadian National Railways Dorion Subdivision. In 1960 it became Milepost 170.3 of the Canadian National Railway Kinghorn Subdivision.

While an exact identification is very difficult due to the resolution of the photo, it appears to be a CNR 3200 locomotive, possibly 3281. If correct, #3281 was a Class S-1-b 2-8-2 Mikado built 1916-1917 by the Canadian Locomotive Company for the Canadian Government Railways. The boxcar visible has what appears to be Canadian Northern lettering, placing the photograph in the early 1920s.

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Rock cut at Pass Lake, undated. (TBPL)
 
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Posted by on April 8, 2022 in History, Railway

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 112-114.4 IV

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision at (MP 161.7-164.1) Pearl, ON. Features the grade approaching Pearl Station with a rock cut, rail, telegraph pole and the beginning of the siding.

Part 4 of 4.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on April 7, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 112-114.4 I

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 161.7-164.1) at Pearl, ON. Features the grade east of Pearl Station with a concrete culvert, telegraph pole and low rock cut.

Part 1 of 4.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on April 4, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 83-87.3) near Macdiarmid/Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek, ON. Features the grade between Farlinger (MP 34.9) and Macdiarmid Stations (MP 36.6) with a milepost marker, a telegraph pole and rock cuts, including a massive 1000-foot long, 50+foot high cut. There are also beautiful views of Pijitawabik Bay of Lake Nipigon.

Part 3 of 6.

Active, 1914-2005

 
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Posted by on February 10, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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Feature Friday January 28, 2022

Then and now photos of Warneford Station southwest of the community of Beardmore, ON. It is not often that you can capture a location that was made by human hands that has changed little in over 100 years. The first photo was taken circa 1916-1917 for an Ontario Bureau of Mines report on the Longuelac-Jellicoe-Orient Bay area.
The second and third photos were taken in May 2021 and show the same spot with the rock cut, minus the rails, which were removed in 2010. Warneford was originally called Blackwater after the nearby river. It was located at Milepost 25.6 of the Canadian Northern Railway Nipigon Subdivision/Canadian National Railways Dorion Subdivision and later Milepost 75.3 of the Canadian National Railway Kinghorn Subdivision.

Warneford, circa 1917.
Warneford, May 2021.
Warneford, May 2021.
 
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Posted by on January 28, 2022 in History, Railway

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 0.5-3 II

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 50.2-52.7) west of Jellicoe, ON. Features the grade as it pushes west with several large rock cuts, ties, milepost markers and rock culverts. **Apologies for the audio issues between 2:44 and 9:10. Not sure what happened, but maybe some water got into the microphone (I’ve never had this issue before or since).

Part 2 of 4.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on December 27, 2021 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn Subdivision MP 145.8-149.8 IV

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn Subdivision (MP 45-49) at Jellicoe, ON. Features the grade east of Jellicoe Station with the location of Zroback Station, embankments, ties and numerous rock cuts.

 
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Posted by on December 22, 2021 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn Subdivision MP 145.8-149.8 II

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn Subdivision (MP 45-49) at Jellicoe, ON. Features the grade east of Jellicoe Station with telegraph poles, cuttings, rock cuts, milepost markers and signage.

 
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Posted by on December 20, 2021 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 120.6-123.4 II

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 170.6-173.4) at Pass Lake, ON. Features the grade as it passes between Pass Lake Station and the Blende River Viaduct with rock cuts, a stone culvert and rails still on the ties.

Active, 1914-2005.

Part 2 of 3.

 
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Posted by on April 20, 2021 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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