A few photos taken during a summer afternoon at Thunder Bay, 1995.
|Thunder Cape from Thunder Bay Harbour|
|Detail on the Canadian Northern Railway (original builder) Port Arthur station.|
|Canadian Northern Railway (builder) Port Arthur station, south side.|
|Unused postcard circa 1905|
The stub end of the track in front of the station is interesting. The Canadian Northern mainline between Winnipeg and Port Arthur (via Fort Frances) was officially opened on January 1, 1902.
(The Canadian Northern Railway was not granted running rights over the CPR between Port Arthur and Current River until 1910. The section of the Canadian Northern line between Port Arthur and Capreol - via Hornepayne and Oba - was officially opened on January 1, 1914.)
The Canadian Northern's prairie origins and orientation can be observed in the following advertisement from 1905.