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  • Canadian Pacific Railway Station - Red Rock (1948)
        A view of the new C.P.R. station, Red Rock, Ontario, 1948.
      A view of the new C.P.R. station, Red Rock, Ontario, 1948.
  • Locomotive '5468'
        CPR '5468' represents a high pressure oil-fired, heavy freight locomotive. It is one of the last class freight steam locomotives built new for a Canadian Railway. It is currently under lease to the Selkirk Division of the CRHA, Revelstoke, B.C. and is on display at the Revelstoke Railway Museum. Built ...
      CPR '5468' represents a high pressure oil-fired, heavy freight locomotive. It is ...
  • Canadian Pacific Railway Selkirk '5900'
        The Canadian Pacific Railway used a variety of locomotives to lead its trains from coast to coast in Canada. These were built to handle rugged terrain of western Canada. The 'Selkirks' were designed to maintain smooth flow of mainline Canadian Pacific traffic through treacherous winding curves and heavy grades of ...
      The Canadian Pacific Railway used a variety of locomotives to lead its ...
  • C.P.R '2925'
        One of the twenty locomotives of this type designed in the 1930's for CPR's fast intercity passenger services and completed in 1937-38 by the Canadian Locomotive Co. in Kingston, Ontario. Also, referred to as Class Flas 4-4-4, steam locomotive.
      One of the twenty locomotives of this type designed in the 1930's ...
  • Rebuilt 5200 Freight Locomotive
        With 65 engines, Canadian Pacific owned the second largest North American fleet. The first, delivered in 1929, were standard engines, but beginning in 1937 they were streamlined and used primarily for freight. Also referred to as 4-6-4 or Hudson locomotives, they had a stable riding engine. This was the locomotive ...
      With 65 engines, Canadian Pacific owned the second largest North American fleet. ...
  • Loon Lake Railroad Station (~1900)
        View of the Canadian Pacific Railway station at Loon Lake, Ontario.
      View of the Canadian Pacific Railway station at Loon Lake, Ontario.
  • Historic North Shore
        CPR archives lists this photo simply as 'Historic North Shore: Lake Superior District, Ontario' It is speculated that the men in this photo could be returning from the west, where they fought in the Louis Riel Rebellion of 1885. That rail journey from Red Rock to Winnipeg was 24 hrs ...
      CPR archives lists this photo simply as 'Historic North Shore: Lake Superior ...
  • Red Sucker Tunnel
        The Canadian Pacific Railway completed this section of track while the troops were headed for Manitoba from Ottawa to suppress the Red River rising led by Louis Riel in 1885.
      The Canadian Pacific Railway completed this section of track while the troops ...
  • CPR Through Marathon
        The CPR tracks often defined the boundaries of many communities in Northwestern Ontario. In Marathon, the rail line formed the eastern most boundary from 1944 until about 1954, when new subdivisions started sprouting up 'across the tracks'.
      The CPR tracks often defined the boundaries of many communities in Northwestern ...
  • Marathon Train Station
        Photo of the Canadian Pacific Railway station under construction.
      Photo of the Canadian Pacific Railway station under construction.
  • Rail Tie Sawmill - Peninsula Harbour
        A view of the rail tie sawmill at Penninsula Harbour, Marathon, Ontario. As part of an agreement with the Canadian Government and CPR, the mill had to do the de-watering process and provide logs for the rail tie mill.
      A view of the rail tie sawmill at Penninsula Harbour, Marathon, Ontario. ...
  • CNR and CPR Tracks - Lake Nipigon (~1936)
        A view of two sets of parallel tracks by Nipigon Bay. The upper tracks belong to the CPR; the lower set (on the right) belongs to the CNR. Lodge Mountain is on the left.
      A view of two sets of parallel tracks by Nipigon Bay. The ...
  • CPR Overhead Bridge (1937)
        A view of the CPR overhead bridge from the spur line to the Lake Sulphite Pulp and Paper Co.
      A view of the CPR overhead bridge from the spur line to ...
  • Power Lines and CPR Train Tracks (1937)
        Hydro poles being installed near the CPR railroad tracks. Photo reads: 'Transmission and transportation lines to Lake Sulphite Co., Red Rock.'
      Hydro poles being installed near the CPR railroad tracks. Photo reads: 'Transmission ...
  • CPR Work Crew - Red Rock, Ontario (1937)
        A CPR work crew near Red Rock, Ontario, August 1937. Lake Superior is in the background. The men are unidentified.
      A CPR work crew near Red Rock, Ontario, August 1937. Lake Superior ...
  • 1st Coach Station - Red Rock (~1969)
        Black and white photo of C.P.R. coach car with Lorraine Despin walking up the stairs.
      Black and white photo of C.P.R. coach car with Lorraine Despin walking ...
  • Construction of Canadian Pacific Railroad (1937)
        Photo of the rail line owned by Canadian Pacific Railway. The Lake Sulphite Pulp & Paper site is in the background.
      Photo of the rail line owned by Canadian Pacific Railway. The Lake ...
  • CPR Station - Heron Bay (~1949)
        A train steams into the Heron Bay Station on a crisp winter day. This station burned down in 1953 and a new station was built across the road, near the present day McCuaig General Store. The second station was dismantled about 1991, following the discontinuation of VIA passenger service along ...
      A train steams into the Heron Bay Station on a crisp winter ...
  • New Age of locomotives - CPR (~1949)
        December 5, 1949 created quite a stir for Marathonians, when the CPR showed off the new General Motors Diesel Ltd. locomotives that would shortly be replacing the old steam locomotives. That day, number 7001 stayed long enough for the residents to walk around and admire its beauty.
      December 5, 1949 created quite a stir for Marathonians, when the CPR ...
  • Freight Train with Royal Crest
        Photograph of majestic CPR steam locomotive number 25.The occasion for the photograph is unknown.
      Photograph of majestic CPR steam locomotive number 25.The occasion for the photograph ...
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