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  • Group of Prospectors, One Man Holding Gold Brick
    Imagemystery       Group of unidentified prospectors, one of them holding a gold brick.
    Imagemystery     Group of unidentified prospectors, one of them holding a gold brick.
  • Presentation of '4008'
    Imagemystery       Among the bridge highlights on July 30,1960 was the presentation of the steam locomotive '4008' to the town of Rainy River by C.N.R. VP J.R. McMillian. Among those on the platform with the vice president of western region Mr. McMillian (at front) are Hon. James Maloney,Min.of Mines(left), Mrs. McMillian, Hon. ...
    Imagemystery     Among the bridge highlights on July 30,1960 was the presentation of the steam locomotive '4008' to the town of Rainy River by C.N.R. VP J.R. McMillian. Among those on the ...
  • Trackmen's Lamps
    Imagemystery       Warning lanterns were used by the trackmen to signal oncoming trains, and track conditions. A red lantern was a signal for danger. This meant that approaching trains should avoid some obstacle or accident on the track. A green light, unlike our traffic lights, did not mean go ahead, but instead ...
    Imagemystery     Warning lanterns were used by the trackmen to signal oncoming trains, and track conditions. A red lantern was a signal for danger. This meant that approaching trains should avoid some ...
  • C.N.R. '4008' Santa Fe Steam Locomotive
    Imagemysterycomment       The focal point of the Heritage Square in Rainy River Ontario is the '4008', a 2-10-2 Sante Fe type steam locomotive built by Dunkirk in Montreal, 1916. This locomotive was used to haul 65 cars of freight between Rainy River and Atikokan during the 50's. This locomotive was donated by ...
    Imagemysterycomment     The focal point of the Heritage Square in Rainy River Ontario is the '4008', a 2-10-2 Sante Fe type steam locomotive built by Dunkirk in Montreal, 1916. This locomotive was ...
  • Flagging Equipment
    Imagemystery       The flagman's principal job was the protection of the train. His position was at the rear car of the train where he could see any approaching train and with the flagging equipment, use signals in compliance with the rules of the railway.
    Imagemystery     The flagman's principal job was the protection of the train. His position was at the rear car of the train where he could see any approaching train and with the ...
  • C.N.R. Coal Docks - Rainy River
    Imagemystery       The Canadian National Railway coal docks in Rainy River, Ontario, opened in 1901 and closed in 1960.
    Imagemystery     The Canadian National Railway coal docks in Rainy River, Ontario, opened in 1901 and closed in 1960.
  • Steam Locomotive '4008' - Rainy River Heritage Museum
    Imagemystery       The famous '4008' Locomotive was built in 1916 by Dunkirk of Montreal. It was a Sante Fe type locomotive, which carried 200 pounds of steam pressure and weighed 144 tonnes(288,000 lbs). The '4008' was 81 feet long x 14'11' high and 10'95/8' wide.
    Imagemystery     The famous '4008' Locomotive was built in 1916 by Dunkirk of Montreal. It was a Sante Fe type locomotive, which carried 200 pounds of steam pressure and weighed 144 tonnes(288,000 ...
  • Locomotive '4008'
    Imagemystery       A view of the Sante Fe, type 4008. This was the largest engine used by the C.N.R. because the trip to Rainy River and Atikokan was hillier than the average prairie landscape and required more power. The final run for the '4008' was on December 2, 1958, with engineer John ...
    Imagemystery     A view of the Sante Fe, type 4008. This was the largest engine used by the C.N.R. because the trip to Rainy River and Atikokan was hillier than the average ...
  • Engineer John Sirman, Fireman Don Marchuk
    Imagemystery       Standing in front of the '4008' locomotive is engineer John Sirman (left) and Fireman Don Marchuk (right) of Rainy River, Ontario. These men took the steamer '4008' on its final journey, December 2, 1958.Brother Sirman was the last engineer to drive the C.N.R. second heaviest steam driven locomotive, stoked for ...
    Imagemystery     Standing in front of the '4008' locomotive is engineer John Sirman (left) and Fireman Don Marchuk (right) of Rainy River, Ontario. These men took the steamer '4008' on its final ...
  • C.N.R. Historical Plaque
    Imagemystery       On September 3,1973, a historical plaque commemorating the Canadian Northern Railway was unveiled at Rainy River. Shown from left to right-John Sirman (C.N.R. Rainy River), Arthur Solomomian,(Clerk-Treasurer Rainy River), Lloyd Gooding, (Area Manager C.N.R.Winnipeg), C. Olinyk (Mayor, Rainy River), Donald Marchuk (C.N.R.Rainy River), Professor K.C.A. Dawson,(Lakehead University representing Archaeological and ...
    Imagemystery     On September 3,1973, a historical plaque commemorating the Canadian Northern Railway was unveiled at Rainy River. Shown from left to right-John Sirman (C.N.R. Rainy River), Arthur Solomomian,(Clerk-Treasurer Rainy River), Lloyd ...
  • Aerial View of Washout
    Imagemystery       In this photo we see the damage to C.N.R. tracks, hydro lines and culverts that resulted after the heavy rainfall in June 2002. This aerial photo was taken two miles from Flanders Station near Rainy River, Ontario.
    Imagemystery     In this photo we see the damage to C.N.R. tracks, hydro lines and culverts that resulted after the heavy rainfall in June 2002. This aerial photo was taken two miles ...
  • Washout Near Flanders Station
    Imagemystery       Aerial shot of flood damage caused near Flanders Station in Ontario.
    Imagemystery     Aerial shot of flood damage caused near Flanders Station in Ontario.
  • Washout-Seine River Area
    Imagemystery       Aerial view of the washout of the tracks on the Seine River near Flanders Station, Ontario.
    Imagemystery     Aerial view of the washout of the tracks on the Seine River near Flanders Station, Ontario.
  • Rainy River
    Imagemystery       Coloured photo of the rise in river flow after the flood in June 2002, Rainy River Ontario.
    Imagemystery     Coloured photo of the rise in river flow after the flood in June 2002, Rainy River Ontario.
  • Seine River - Aerial View
    Imagemystery       An aerial view of the damage to the C.N.R. tracks over the Seine River, June 2002. This aerial photo of the Seine River, was taken two miles from Flanders Station.
    Imagemystery     An aerial view of the damage to the C.N.R. tracks over the Seine River, June 2002. This aerial photo of the Seine River, was taken two miles from Flanders Station.
  • Seine River Washout
    Imagemystery       Damage to the railroad tracks was caused by heavy rainfall in the area of Rainy River-Fort Frances.
    Imagemystery     Damage to the railroad tracks was caused by heavy rainfall in the area of Rainy River-Fort Frances.
  • Damage after Washout - Seine River
    Imagemystery       Aerial view of the damage to C.N.R tracks over the Seine River after a heavy rainfall. Photo was taken on June 11, 2002.
    Imagemystery     Aerial view of the damage to C.N.R tracks over the Seine River after a heavy rainfall. Photo was taken on June 11, 2002.
  • River Washout
    Imagemystery       Coloured aerial photo of C.N.R. train tracks buried in erosion caused by the heavy rainfalls that occurred in this Northwestern region during the month of June 2002.
    Imagemystery     Coloured aerial photo of C.N.R. train tracks buried in erosion caused by the heavy rainfalls that occurred in this Northwestern region during the month of June 2002.
  • Aerial View of Washout
    Imagemystery       Aerial view of damage to C.N.R. tracks submerged by tree boughs and debris from overflow of the river.
    Imagemystery     Aerial view of damage to C.N.R. tracks submerged by tree boughs and debris from overflow of the river.
  • 1st Coach Station - Red Rock (~1969)
    Imagemystery       Black and white photo of C.P.R. coach car with Lorraine Despin walking up the stairs.
    Imagemystery     Black and white photo of C.P.R. coach car with Lorraine Despin walking up the stairs.
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