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Extra Credit XIII “The Pee Dee, Part II”

Extra Credit is video series that examines topics related to history in the Thunder Bay District and exploring that history.

This episode is a follow up to our first video on the Pee Dee Railway (a link to which you can find below). We venture outdoors to visit remains of the railway a short distance west of Thunder Bay in Rosslyn, ON. You will see some rails that are still in place (not original though) and a few spots where significant points were once located.


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Posted by on June 18, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video


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Port Arthur, Duluth & Western Railway MP 11.8

A little sad posting this, but here it goes.

Unfortunately, the last piece of the PAD&W Railway has disappeared after 131 years. When the line was abandoned in 1938, all but 1.74 miles of the rails were removed. Those were left to service the brick plant in Rosslyn, but almost all them were torn-up in 1989. All that remained was a 2000-foot spur near Twin City Junction. They managed to hang on for another 30 years, but sadly lost their battle to time as well.

There is a small section still in the ground, but it is likely that they too will be taken up soon enough. This means that the bridge at Stanley/Harstone and the Silver Mountain Station are the last physical traces of the PAD&W left.

Available in 4K (though it might not be available due to YouTube lowering bandwidth worldwide).

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Posted by on April 24, 2020 in History, Railway, Video


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