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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 76.4-79.8 IV

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 126.1-129.5) at Nipigon, ON. Features the grade and the former station grounds at Nipigon with the remains of telegraph poles, rails, signs, turning wye and an industrial spur.

Part 4 of 6.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on March 8, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn Subdivision MP 140.8-145.8 VII

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn Subdivision (MP 40-45) east of Jellicoe, ON. Features the grade west of the Namewaminikan River Trestle as it passes through a ballast pit known at Spur KI-21. At the west end of the pit, near Kinghorn Road, there was at one time a flag stop at Milepost 45 called the Sturgeon River Crossing.

Part 7 of 7.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on December 16, 2021 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision at Cameron Falls, ON. Features the embankments, a mileage marker and part of the Cameron Falls spur.

Part 1 of 5.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on November 5, 2020 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 40.7-45 III

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision along Orient Bay, ON. Features the grade alongside Orient Bay with several shuttered businesses, beautiful views and the remains of a short spur with the rails still in place.

Part 3 of 5.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on August 1, 2020 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.

https://padwrr.com/info/chronology/

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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