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  • Snowplane at Beardmore
    Image       Residents of Beardmore Ontario pose beside a Snowplane. Snowplanes were the invention of Karl Lorch Of Spy Hill, Saskatchewan. The machines were propeller driven, could carry two to six people, and glided over snow on skis. They were used in rural areas by doctors,mail carriers, and others who needed to ...
    Image     Residents of Beardmore Ontario pose beside a Snowplane. Snowplanes were the invention of Karl Lorch Of Spy Hill, Saskatchewan. The machines were propeller driven, could carry two to six people, ...
  • Locomotive CPR 3002
    Image       The locomotive 3002, was built at the Montreal Locomotive Works, and was assigned to service the area between Toronto and Windsor, Ontario
    Image     The locomotive 3002, was built at the Montreal Locomotive Works, and was assigned to service the area between Toronto and Windsor, Ontario
  • Marathon Train Station
    Image       Photo of Marathon Train Station In April of 1944, work began on the mill site. The General Timber depot near the CPR tracks became construction headquarters. Temporary board and tar paper buildings sprang up to the east.
    Image     Photo of Marathon Train Station In April of 1944, work began on the mill site. The General Timber depot near the CPR tracks became construction headquarters. Temporary board and tar ...
  • 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 ...
  • Chart of No.24RL
    Image       The above chart is a diagram of the braking system used on the Santa Fe 4008.
    Image     The above chart is a diagram of the braking system used on the Santa Fe 4008.
  • C.N.R Ticket(1938)
    Imagecomment       Canadian National Railway ticket issued to Mrs. Marander to take the train to market twice per month, from the stop at Wolfe to Fort William in 1938.
    Imagecomment     Canadian National Railway ticket issued to Mrs. Marander to take the train to market twice per month, from the stop at Wolfe to Fort William in 1938.
  • C.N.R Photo I.D.
    Image       Identification, or pass, for the Canadian National Railway, with photo of trackman and his wife. This would have allowed them free transportation on the CNR. The employees years of service with the CNR, was also recorded on the back of the pass.
    Image     Identification, or pass, for the Canadian National Railway, with photo of trackman and his wife. This would have allowed them free transportation on the CNR. The employees years of service ...
  • Canadian Pacific Railway '8000'
    Imagecomment       This multipressure locomotive was designed in Montreal at Montreal Locomotive works in 1928. These locomotives were assigned road numbers 5900 through 5919. These were part of the Selkirks, a name chosen for then range of Rockies they travelled and crossed. Exhaust steam was mixed with 250 psi pressure steam from ...
    Imagecomment     This multipressure locomotive was designed in Montreal at Montreal Locomotive works in 1928. These locomotives were assigned road numbers 5900 through 5919. These were part of the Selkirks, a name ...
  • Locomotive '5468'
    Imagecomment       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 ...
    Imagecomment     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 ...
  • Canadian Pacific Railway Selkirk '5900'
    Image       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 ...
    Image     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 ...
  • C.P.R '2925'
    Image       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.
    Image     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. ...
  • Steam Locomotive
    Image       Black and white photo of a steam locomotive once used in the mill, now retired. Referred to as 'Old Dixie'
    Image     Black and white photo of a steam locomotive once used in the mill, now retired. Referred to as 'Old Dixie'
  • Historic North Shore
    Image       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 ...
    Image     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 ...
  • Marathon Train Station
    Image       The Marathon Station opened for business June 3, 1946 before it was even completed. Until 1953 when the western section of the Trans Canada Highway was finally opened, the only way in or out of Marathon was by train.
    Image     The Marathon Station opened for business June 3, 1946 before it was even completed. Until 1953 when the western section of the Trans Canada Highway was finally opened, the only ...
  • Mink Tunnel
    Imagecomment       Located approximately 15 miles west of Marathon, this view is looking east towards the town. As faithful passengers on the Canadian, one of the highlights of each trip was going through the tunnels, especially in the daylight, when the interior passengers lights were turned off. For a few moments that ...
    Imagecomment     Located approximately 15 miles west of Marathon, this view is looking east towards the town. As faithful passengers on the Canadian, one of the highlights of each trip was going ...
  • Red Sucker Tunnel
    Image       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.
    Image     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.
  • CPR Through Marathon
    Image       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'.
    Image     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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • C.N.R. Bridge
    Image       The Canadian National Railway bridge was almost complete in this photo that was taken in 1901.
    Image     The Canadian National Railway bridge was almost complete in this photo that was taken in 1901.
  • C.N.R. Roundhouse and Turntable
    Imagecomment       Railroaders would have to dig into their memory to recall the above scene. The name on the train in the photo reads 'North Pacific Manitoba'. The roundhouse or turntable was used at the C.N.R. shops to service the locomotives that were in for repair. The Turntable would turn the trains ...
    Imagecomment     Railroaders would have to dig into their memory to recall the above scene. The name on the train in the photo reads 'North Pacific Manitoba'. The roundhouse or turntable was ...
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