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CNoR/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision MP 25.7-29.6 I

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 75.4-79.3) south of Beardmore, ON. Features the grade as it parallels the Blackwater River just west of Warneford Station with rock cuts, telegraph poles and the remains of a 2500-foot spur through a ballast pit.

Part 1 of 4.

Active, 1914-2005.

 
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Posted by on January 30, 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 22.1-25.7 VI

Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 71.8-75.4) south of Beardmore, ON. Features the grade as it parallels the Blackwater River at Warneford Station with rock cuts, cliffs and the remains of the siding. There was a photo taken here in 1916-1917 and you will see that photo and how the area still appears the same.

Also features a 1946 diversion of the grade which saw a 0.3 mile section of line shifted from the north back of the river to the south bank and two trestles removed.

Part 6 of 6.

Active, 1914-2005.

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

 

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