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  • New Age of locomotives - CPR (~1949)
    New Age of locomotives - CPR (~1949)
    Image       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.
    Image     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. ...
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  • Historic North Shore
    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 ...
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  • Logging - Horse Drawn Sleigh
    Logging - Horse Drawn Sleigh
    Image       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.
    Image     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 ...
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  • Logging at Peninsula
    Logging at Peninsula
    Image       Mechanization began to replace horsepower. Here a tractor is used to pile logs.
    Image     Mechanization began to replace horsepower. Here a tractor is used to pile logs.
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  • Marathon
    Marathon
    Image       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, ...
    Image     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. ...
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  • Marathon Train Station
    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 ...
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  • Marathon Train Station
    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 ...
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  • Mink Tunnel
    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 ...
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  • Red Sucker Tunnel
    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.
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  • Trans Canada Highway Construction
    Trans Canada Highway Construction
    Image       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 ...
    Image     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. ...
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  • Trans Canada and CPR Bridge
    Trans Canada and CPR Bridge
    Imagecomment       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 ...
    Imagecomment     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 ...
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  • Freight Train with Royal Crest
    Freight Train with Royal Crest
    Image       Photograph of majestic CPR steam locomotive number 25.The occasion for the photograph is unknown.
    Image     Photograph of majestic CPR steam locomotive number 25.The occasion for the photograph is unknown.
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  • Downtown Marathon (~1967)
    Downtown Marathon (~1967)
    Image       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.
    Image     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 ...
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  • CPR Through Marathon
    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 ...
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  • Marathon Corporation - Switching Diesel (~1950)
    Marathon Corporation - Switching Diesel (~1950)
    Image       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.
    Image     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. ...
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  • Marathon Train Station
    Marathon Train Station
    Imagecomment       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 ...
    Imagecomment     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 ...
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  • Marathon Train Station (~ 1945)
    Marathon Train Station (~ 1945)
    Image       In the background of this photo you can see the train depot under construction. In the foreground, are the dormatories for construction workers.
    Image     In the background of this photo you can see the train depot under construction. In the foreground, are the dormatories for construction workers.
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  • Marathon Train Station
    Marathon Train Station
    Image       Photo of the Canadian Pacific Railway station under construction.
    Image     Photo of the Canadian Pacific Railway station under construction.
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  • Marathon Train Station (~1946)
    Marathon Train Station (~1946)
    Image       A CPR freight train stops at Marathon station before a siding was installed.
    Image     A CPR freight train stops at Marathon station before a siding was installed.
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  • Marathon Train Station (~1946)
    Marathon Train Station (~1946)
    Image       Photo shows the bunk houses for the road construction workers and/or employees of the train station.
    Image     Photo shows the bunk houses for the road construction workers and/or employees of the train station.
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