North Bay in Nipissing District, Ontario — Central Canada
The Ontario Northland Railway
In 1900 the Ontario Government ordered a survey for a railway from North Bay to the head of Lake Timiskaming to encourage settlement and provide access to mineral deposits. Construction of the Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway began in 1902, and the following year silver and cobalt were discovered in what was to become the Cobalt mining field. By 1908 the main line had reached the site of Cochrane, and branch lines were built to other new mining areas. Between 1928-32 the railway was extended to Moosonee on James Bay. Renamed the The Ontario Northland Railway in 1946, this provincially-owned line was primarily responsible for the development of northeastern Ontario.
Erected by Ontario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board.
Location. 46° 18.274′ N, 79° 27.604′ W. Marker is in North Bay, Ontario, in Nipissing District. Marker is at the intersection of Regina Street and Oak Street East, on the right when traveling east on Regina Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 195 Regina Street, North Bay, Ontario P1B 2J6, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 6 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jean Nicolet (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Reverend Silas Huntington (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); La Vase Portages (approx. 5.8 kilometers away).
Also see . . . Wikipedia - Ontario Northland Railway. (Submitted on August 28, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 28, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 71 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 28, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.