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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn Subdivision MP 134.1-137.1 I

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn Subdivision (MP 33.3-36.3) near the Lake Nipigon Reserve, ON. Features the grade west of Keemle Station with cuttings and a heavily damaged trestle at the north end of Scroll Lake, which has washouts at either end, exposing the buried fibre optic cable.

Part 1 of 4.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on December 6, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn Subdivision MP 109.8-115.5 IV

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn Subdivision (MP 9-14.7) near Kenogamisis Lake, ON. Features the grade as it passes through some very grown in areas and crosses over an unnamed creek (which I called Kenogamisis Creek) on a very deteriorated 45-foot trestle.

Part 4 of 5.

Active, 1914-2005.

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

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn Subdivision MP 102.4-105.1 I (Suckle Creek Trestle)

deo of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn Subdivision (MP 1.7-4.3) west of Longlac, ON. Features the end of steel for the remaining 1.7 miles of line on its eastern side, as well as the 110-foot trestle over Suckle Creek, which has suffered some fire damage.

Part 1 of 5.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on October 31, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 123.4 (Blende River Viaduct-Pass Lake Trestle)

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 173.1) at Pass Lake, ON. Features the 2258-foot long, 130-foot tall Blende River Viaduct, which is more commonly referred to as the Pass Lake Trestle. Constructed between May and December 1912, it remains the largest railway trestle in central Canada.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on April 27, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 123.4 (Blende River Viaduct-Pass Lake Trestle)

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Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 173.1) at Pass Lake, ON. Features the 2258-foot long, 130-foot tall Blende River Viaduct, which is more commonly referred to as the Pass Lake Trestle. Constructed between May and December 1912, it remains the largest railway trestle in central Canada.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on April 26, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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Feature Friday April 22, 2022

A few drone views of the Blende River Viaduct, more commonly referred to as the Pass Lake Trestle, which is a former railway structure located northwest of the community of Pass Lake, ON. These photos were taken while capturing footage for a video on the viaduct.

Built by Canadian Northern Railway (CNoR) in 1912, its construction only took an amazing 8 months to complete. It was situated at Milepost 123.4 of the CNoR-Nipigon Subdivision/Canadian National Railways-Dorion Subdivision and Milepost 173.1 of the later Canadian National Railway Kinghorn Subdivision. At 2258 feet long and 130 feet high, it is the largest railway trestle in central Canada. It saw it last regular train in May 2005.

Viaduct, August 2021.
Viaduct, October 2021.
Viaduct, October 2021.
Viaduct, March 2022.
 
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Posted by on April 22, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway

 

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Feature Friday April 15, 2022

Feature Friday

Taken in the fall of 1912, crews from the Canadian Bridge Company of Walkerville, Ontario assemble spans of the Blende River Viaduct (Pass Lake Trestle). This structure was one of the biggest engineering projects on the Canadian Northern Ontario Railway line built from Ruel (Sudbury area) to Port Arthur, Ontario between 1911 and 1914. Construction on the 2258-foot trestle, still the longest in central Canada, was completed in only 8 months.

The viaduct under construction, 1912.
 
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Posted by on April 15, 2022 in History, Railway

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 45.3-49.7 VI

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 95-99.4) near East McKirdy, ON, ON. Features the grade as it passes between Keemle and Shamrock Lakes with cuttings, the former section house and a small trestle.

Part 6 of 6.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on February 22, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 45.3-49.7 II

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 95-99.4) along the southern part Orient Bay, ON. Features the grade alongside Sinclair Lake and Highway 11, with cuttings, telegraph poles, a small trestle bridge and views of the Pijitawabik Palisades. *The original mileage for the trestle is 47.2 (not 97.2 that I said inadvertently).

Part 2 of 6.

Active, 1914-2005.

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

 

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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 22.1-25.7 V

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 71.8-75.4) south of Beardmore, ON. Features the original section of grade and the remains of two 348-foot trestles between Mileposts 24.9 and 25.2. This 0.3 mile section was abandoned and the grade rerouted south of the river in 1946 at the request of the Brompton Pulp and Paper company.

*Be sure to watch Episode IV first which explains why the realignment was done: https://youtu.be/Q69l8gKj_0I

**Apologies for the muffled audio starting at 2:53. I put my GoPro in its waterproof case to protect it from damage, forgetting that it covers up the speakers on the camera. I did my best the raise the audio levels in editing, but it obviously sounds distorted.

Many thanks to Jeffrey Smith who provided the information to locate this forgotten section of grade.

Part 5 of 6.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on January 26, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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