Ontario and Rainy River Railway

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Ontario and Rainy River Railway
Industry Railway
Predecessor Canadian Northern Railway, Canadian National Railway
Founder McKenzie and Mann[1]
Defunct Defunct
Headquarters Rainy River, Ontario
Number of locations
Branch offices: Fort Frances, Ontario
Shipyards: Rainy River
Area served
Routes: Rainy River to Fort Frances
Services Shipping company

The Ontario and Rainy River Railway existed briefly in the late 19th century.[2] The rail line ran from Rainy River, Ontario to Fort Frances, Ontario with eventual plans to connect to Port Arthur, Ontario[3] in the West and to the Manitoba and Southeastern Railway[4] via a new Steel bridge at Rainy River. After the Baudette-Rainy River Rail Bridge was completed in 1901 the company was quickly absorbed by The Canadian Northern Railway[5] which built a Round House, Bunks, a Hotel and several other pieces of equipment at the town. It later was taken over and absorbed by The Canadian National Railway Which still operates the line.[6]


  1. ^ "CNR History". 
  2. ^ "Railway Chronicles of the North". Railway Chronicles of the North. 
  3. ^ Fort Frances Times http://www.fftimes.com/100-years-100-stories/thenewrailway.html.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ Railway Nationalization in Canada. 
  5. ^ "Rainy River Historical Plaque". Historical Plaques. 
  6. ^ "Canadian National Railway". CN North America.