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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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  • Marathon Train Station
    Marathon Train Station
    Image       Locomotive possibly stopped to 'tank up' at the water towers before heading west to Thunder Bay.
    Image     Locomotive possibly stopped to 'tank up' at the water towers before heading west to Thunder Bay.
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  • Rail Tie Sawmill - Peninsula Harbour
    Rail Tie Sawmill - Peninsula Harbour
    Image       A view of a rail tie sawmill at Peninsula Harbour in Marathon, Ontario. A company from Nipigon would arrive by train with their horses in time for the spring rafting season. They would set up their sawmill operations on the shore of Peninsula Harbour, north of the wood yard operations ...
    Image     A view of a rail tie sawmill at Peninsula Harbour in Marathon, Ontario. A company from Nipigon would arrive by train with their horses in time for the spring rafting ...
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  • Rail Tie Sawmill - Peninsula Harbour
    Rail Tie Sawmill - Peninsula Harbour
    Image       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.
    Image     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 ...
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  • Water Tower
    Water Tower
    Imagecomment       Originally, water for the town had to be drawn from the lake. It needed to be heavily chlorinated. Later water from an artesian well, behind the town was found to be clean, safe and provided a sufficient supply for all the town's needs. In 1957 a new 208,000 gallon water ...
    Imagecomment     Originally, water for the town had to be drawn from the lake. It needed to be heavily chlorinated. Later water from an artesian well, behind the town was found to ...
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  • Nipigon River Bridge
    Nipigon River Bridge
    Imagecomment       Not much is known about this particular photo. However, you can get an idea of what the ironwork installed on the CPR bridge, built later,over the Big Pic River near Heron Bay, Ontario would have looked like. Because of trouble caused by unstable banks, it took two years to complete ...
    Imagecomment     Not much is known about this particular photo. However, you can get an idea of what the ironwork installed on the CPR bridge, built later,over the Big Pic River near ...
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  • Rail Tie Sawmill - Peninsula Harbour
    Rail Tie Sawmill - Peninsula Harbour
    Image       A sawmill worker would stand at the top of a jackladder and with his picaroon, pull off the larger logs and send them over to the saws. When they had reached their quota for the season, the sawmill was shut down until the next year. Apparently the paper mill was ...
    Image     A sawmill worker would stand at the top of a jackladder and with his picaroon, pull off the larger logs and send them over to the saws. When they had ...
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  • Construction Camp - Peninsula
    Construction Camp - Peninsula
    Image       The bustling town of Peninsula in 1884. This was the first landing used in the construction of the CPR. Peninsula was known as 'the wickedest city in America'. Supplies carried by steamers, such as the Butcher's Boy, were landed at Peninsula Harbour to accommodate an estimated 12,000 men and 5,000 ...
    Image     The bustling town of Peninsula in 1884. This was the first landing used in the construction of the CPR. Peninsula was known as 'the wickedest city in America'. Supplies carried ...
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  • CPR Train Station - Peninsula (~1938)
    CPR Train Station - Peninsula (~1938)
    Image       A view of Peninsula station, and tracks. Peninsula was once a popular location for painters and fishermen. Once booming, the CPR Peninsula was later reduced to the status of a siding. The ruins of the old hotel near the shore and another near the station survived for some years, but ...
    Image     A view of Peninsula station, and tracks. Peninsula was once a popular location for painters and fishermen. Once booming, the CPR Peninsula was later reduced to the status of a ...
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  • CNR Station - Stevens Ont.(~1947)
    CNR Station - Stevens Ont.(~1947)
    Imagecomment       Photo of the CNR Station at Stevens, Ontario on a brisk -42 degree Fahrenheit. A steam locomotive pulls into the depot for the Marathon paper mills of Canada. Other stops along the way included Hearst, Caramat, Hillsport and Hornepayne.
    Imagecomment     Photo of the CNR Station at Stevens, Ontario on a brisk -42 degree Fahrenheit. A steam locomotive pulls into the depot for the Marathon paper mills of Canada. Other stops ...
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