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Ontario Railway Stations

Thunder Bay

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    Canadian Pacific Railway (Fort William)

    Publisher: Valentine & Sons, ca. 1905

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    Canadian Pacific Railway (Fort William)

    Publisher: Waddington & Hutchen, Fort William, ca. 1909

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    Canadian Pacific Railway (Fort William)

    Publisher: Valentine & Sons, ca. 1914

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    Canadian Pacific Railway (West Fort William)

    Photo: Herbert Barsby (Courtesy: John Barsby), ca. 1930s

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    Canadian Pacific Railway (Port Arthur)

    Source: Thunder Bay Public Library, ca. 1887

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    Canadian Pacific Railway (Port Arthur)

    ca. 1910

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    Canadian Pacific Railway (Port Arthur)

    Publisher: Valentine & Sons, ca. 1910

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    Canadian Pacific Railway (Port Arthur)

    Publisher: A.L. Smith, Port Arthur, ca. 1910

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    Canadian Northern Railway (Port Arthur)

    ca. early 1900s

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    Canadian Northern Railway (Port Arthur)

    Publisher: Valentine & Sons, ca. 1911

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    Canadian Northern Railway (Port Arthur)

    Publisher: W.G. MacFarlane, Toronto, ca. 1910

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    Canadian Northern Railway (Port Arthur)

    Publisher: Valentine & Sons, ca. 1910

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    Canadian Northern Railway (Port Arthur)

    Publisher: Valentine & Sons, ca. 1915

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    Canadian National Railway

    ca. 1930s

The early CPR Station in Fort William was located at Bethune and Hardisty Streets. It was replaced by the current structure on Syndicate Avenue in 1910. The second station is a designated heritage property and remains in use by the railway.

The first CPR Station in Port Arthur was built around 1884. It was originally located on Van Horne Street but later relocated to Graham Street, where it was destroyed by fire. A new station with a striking clock tower was built in 1907. It lasted until 1976 when it was demolished.

The former CN Station in Port Arthur was built by the Canadian Northern Railway (later Canadian National Railway) in 1901. It was used as a passenger terminal until 1977 when it was sold to the city. It remains in use as a home to small galleries and as a tourist attraction.

In 1970 the two adjoining cities of Fort William and Port Arthur were merged to form the city of Thunder Bay.