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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. ...
  • Snowplane at Beardmore
        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 ...
      Residents of Beardmore Ontario pose beside a Snowplane. Snowplanes were the invention ...
  • Beardmore school (Apr 19 1939)
        Photograph of Beardmore's first school which was built in 1936. A newer school was completed in 1947.
      Photograph of Beardmore's first school which was built in 1936. A newer ...
  • Beardmore Hotel (~1936)
        Photograph of the Beardmore Hotel, which was constructed by Bob Davidson. The hotel had 20 rooms and was operated for many years by Burt Dowell. The hotel burned to the ground in 1958.
      Photograph of the Beardmore Hotel, which was constructed by Bob Davidson. The ...
  • Canadian Pacific Railway '8000'
        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 ...
      This multipressure locomotive was designed in Montreal at Montreal Locomotive works in ...
  • Map of North Lake Area
        Map shows 'PeeDee' line through the North Lake area in Northwestern Ontario.
      Map shows 'PeeDee' line through the North Lake area in Northwestern Ontario.
  • North Lake Station -'Pee Dee Railway'
        The North Lake Station was located approximately 86 miles from Port Arthur, at Mile Post 71.0 on the Port Arthur Duluth and Western Railway line. The station was abandoned by 1916. The railway was intended to link up with the Western Railway Company of Minnesota.
      The North Lake Station was located approximately 86 miles from Port Arthur, ...
  • Eastbound CPR - Rossport
        Eastbound CPR train #8 passing through rock cut near Rossport, Ontario
      Eastbound CPR train #8 passing through rock cut near Rossport, Ontario
  • Picnic on the PAD&W Railway (~1890)
        In 1890, Black Auntie, a wood burning locomotive, brought passengers to Stanley Park for a picnic. Picnickers were transported by flatcar or boxcar for the day. The locomotive pushed the flatcar so that the smoke and cinders from the locomotive would not bother passengers. The service lasted a decade until ...
      In 1890, Black Auntie, a wood burning locomotive, brought passengers to Stanley ...
  • Locomotive, Consolidation 'Type 2-8-0'
        Freight locomotive 3718, named 'Ye Salem Witch', was one of the 10 Lima Pacifics produced at the Lima Locomotive Works in Boston N.Y.
      Freight locomotive 3718, named 'Ye Salem Witch', was one of the 10 ...
  • C.N.R Ticket(1938)
        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.
      Canadian National Railway ticket issued to Mrs. Marander to take the train ...
  • C.N.R Photo I.D.
        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.
      Identification, or pass, for the Canadian National Railway, with photo of trackman ...
  • Canadian Northern Railway ~1918
        Johnny Hume (right) train agent and George McLeod (left) engineer. Johnny Hume was remembered for his unfailing kindness. George McLeod delighted onlookers with the theatrical show he put on when he did his routine oiling of the train.
      Johnny Hume (right) train agent and George McLeod (left) engineer. Johnny Hume ...
  • 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 ...
  • Canadian National Railways Schedule (1929)
        Cover of an actual schedule from Canadian National Railways, August 1929. This timetable shows local departure and arrival times across Canada and the Western region. Mileage was 11,345 miles. The whole CNR system was 22,790 miles, the largest railway system in America in 1929.
      Cover of an actual schedule from Canadian National Railways, August 1929. This ...
  • 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 ...
  • PAD&W Railway - Engine 108 (~1918)
        Makies Siding (Gravel Lake)was the stop before North Lake on the Port Arthur Duluth and Western Railway line to the Gunflint Trail, Northwestern Ontario.
      Makies Siding (Gravel Lake)was the stop before North Lake on the Port ...
  • Locomotive CPR 3002
        The locomotive 3002, was built at the Montreal Locomotive Works, and was assigned to service the area between Toronto and Windsor, Ontario
      The locomotive 3002, was built at the Montreal Locomotive Works, and was ...
  • 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. ...
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