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  • Wilson Memorial General Hospital
        The first Wilson Memorial General Hospital (1946) was located on Gilbert Street. When the new and more modern hospital was built in 1971, the old hospital building became known as the Peninsula Building, being used as offices for Pukaskwa National Park, and later as town offices until they too moved ...
      The first Wilson Memorial General Hospital (1946) was located on Gilbert Street. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Logging - Horse Drawn Sleigh
        Peninsula Harbour on the Pic River was a significant link in the construction of the railway. Peninsula was the base of operations for the most difficult and costly phase of the entire construction program. Railroad tie sawmills were an industry along the shore of the Pic River.
      Peninsula Harbour on the Pic River was a significant link in the ...
  • Logging at Peninsula
        Mechanization began to replace horsepower. Here a tractor is used to pile logs.
      Mechanization began to replace horsepower. Here a tractor is used to pile ...
  • Marathon
        A postcard of the town of Marathon. In the foreground is the Everest Hotel. The Everest Hotel dorms, located behind the train station, housed single men, mill and woodyard workers. The little square building behind the Everest was the taxi stand. In the background, is the CPR 'Canadian' passenger train, ...
      A postcard of the town of Marathon. In the foreground is the ...
  • Marathon Train Station
        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.
      The Marathon Station opened for business June 3, 1946 before it was ...
  • Marathon Train Station
        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.
      Photo of Marathon Train Station In April of 1944, work began on ...
  • Mink Tunnel
        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 ...
      Located approximately 15 miles west of Marathon, this view is looking east ...
  • 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 ...
  • Trans Canada Highway Construction
        The Government of Ontario was proceeding with work on Highway 17 in 1949. By 1950, it was decided that the route would include Marathon, Ontario, on the Trans Canada Highway. The construction was to be completed by 1951. In this photo, a construction tractor hauls rocks from an area to ...
      The Government of Ontario was proceeding with work on Highway 17 in ...
  • Trans Canada and CPR Bridge
        This coloured postcard reveals the beauty surrounding the Big Pic River and Heron Bay on the shore of Lake Superior. Possible hazards of the road were dramatized one late October day when a 'Eulid' truck crashed through the guard rails to the bridge 10 ft. below. It was there that ...
      This coloured postcard reveals the beauty surrounding the Big Pic River and ...
  • 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 ...
  • Downtown Marathon (~1967)
        View shows the CPR rail line 'snaking' its way along the shore. The mill's switching rail line (left) meets the mainline. Boxcars awaiting delivery to the mill or to be picked up by freight trains. A work train is seen on the right side by the train station.
      View shows the CPR rail line 'snaking' its way along the shore. ...
  • 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 Corporation - Switching Diesel (~1950)
        An unidentified employee beside a switching diesel which was used to move box cars full of pulp bales and tanker cars from the CPR mainline, down to the mill yard. The first switching locomotive that operated at the Marathon Paper Mill, is on display at the museum in Delson, Q.C.
      An unidentified employee beside a switching diesel which was used to move ...
  • Marathon Train Station
        With the end of World War II, the men returning from the war, the men who were released from POW camps, and Europeans wishing to stay in Canada, were all well received by the town of Marathon. In this photo is the CPR depot which was under construction. In the ...
      With the end of World War II, the men returning from the ...
  • Marathon Train Station (~ 1945)
        In the background of this photo you can see the train depot under construction. In the foreground, are the dormatories for construction workers.
      In the background of this photo you can see the train depot ...
  • Marathon Train Station
        Photo of the Canadian Pacific Railway station under construction.
      Photo of the Canadian Pacific Railway station under construction.
  • Marathon Train Station (~1946)
        A CPR freight train stops at Marathon station before a siding was installed.
      A CPR freight train stops at Marathon station before a siding was ...
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