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Old 02-21-2012, 03:07 PM
Location: Nescopeck, Penna. (birthplace)
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I'm a lifelong railroad buff who's approaching retriement, and hoping to visit some locations usually not very accessible to us.

One of the most prominent is the Canadian Pacific main line "over the shield" between Sudbury and Winnipeg via Thunder Bay. This line lies directly along the shore of Lake Superior for about a hundred miles, and the area east of that, between White River and Sudbury, is even less accessible.

I'm particularly interested in the area around Chapleau, Ontario. The CPR has maintained a "division point" where crews were changed here, for over 125 years, but the community was inaccessible by auto until about 1990.

So I would appreciate hearing from anyone with a more-detailed knowledge of the area.
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:21 AM
Location: CFL
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Sorry I don't know much about the details you are asking for.
I do know that if you take the drive along the north shore of Lake Superior stop at every lookout parking lot you see on the side of the road. It means there is a spectacular view there and they built it to not have people parking on the side of the road..
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:03 PM
Location: Thunder Bay, ON
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I've visited the North shroe of Lake Superior a couple of times, especially Lake Superior Provincial Park which is quite nice, although I've never been to the Chapleau area.
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Old 02-24-2012, 02:16 AM
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If you get to the north of Sault Ste Marie they have a rather interesting train tour you maybe interested in.
Train Tour Packages - Agawa Canyon
And if you get anywhere near Montreal you'll be like a kid in a candy shop in Canadas largest Railroad museum on Montreals south shore .Expo Rail
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