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Interview audio recordings

Subseries contains audio recordings of oral history interviews Surtees conducted with former Ontario Northland Railway employees.

Railways in Northeastern Ontario

Item is a map of northeastern Ontario showing rail lines and stations/stops of the Ontario Northland Railway (rail line marked in red), the Canadian Pacific Railway, and the Canadian National Railway.

Bob Surtees fonds

  • CA ON00408 F033
  • Fonds
  • 1910-2001

Fonds documents Surtees' work as a Professor of History at Nipissing University. Fonds contains one series documenting Surtees' research for his book "The Northern Connection: Ontario Northland Since 1902," a history of the Ont...

Surtees, Bob

The book of Timmins and the Porcupine

Item is a commemorative booklet published (by the Lions Club of Timmins?) for Timmins' Silver Jubilee, or twenty-fifth anniversary. Booklet contains a history of Timmins and the Porcupine mining district, an account of the anniversary celebra...

Champlain + Brule on Lake Nipissing

File documents the design of a bas relief commemorating the arrival of French explorers Samuel de Champlain and Etienne Brule at Lake Nipissing in 1615. File contains sketches by Hans Wiemer of the relief's design, a map titled "Exodus o...

The Northern Connection

Series documents Surtees' research for his book <i>The Northern Connection: Ontario Northland Since 1902</i> (published 1992), a history of the Ontario Northland Railway/Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway. Series is arranged...

Maps and plans

Subseries contains maps and technical drawings relating to the Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway/Ontario Northland Railway or to transportation in northeastern Ontario. Technical drawings show rail lines, terminals, dikes, mines, and railwa...

Cochrane townsite

Item is a plan of the Cochrane townsite with two new subdivisions outlined in red.

Canadian railways

Item is a map showing the railways operating in Canada (as well as some in the United States and Mexico) as of autumn 1990.

Map of the Kirkland Lake and Swastika gold areas

Item is a map showing geological formations and mineral deposits in the Kirkland Lake and Swastika areas. The map features extensive notes about the area's geology, mineral veins, and mining development.

General layout - O.N.R. Cobalt project

File is a technical drawing showing mining levels and shafts/winzes/raises in Cobalt, annotated with ground radar penetration, lines of drilling, and drill footage information.

Bucke - Nipissing District.

  • CA ON00408 F033-S01-SS03-0081-04
  • Item
  • Copied [19--] (originally created 1887)
  • Part of Bob Surtees fonds

Item is a map showing Haileybury and the Bucke area to the west of Lake Temiskaming, including roads, trails, creeks, and the Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway.

System maps - 1941, 1971, 1991

  • CA ON00408 F033-S01-SS03-0116-04
  • File
  • Photocopied [199-] (originally created 1941, 1971, 1991)
  • Part of Bob Surtees fonds

File contains system maps and a timetable of railway and highway services provided by the Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway/Ontario Northland Transportation Commission.

Canadian Pacific Railway eastern lines

  • CA ON00408 F033-S01-SS03-0081-03
  • Item
  • Photocopied [198-] (originally created 1919)
  • Part of Bob Surtees fonds

Item is a map showing the Canadian Pacific Railway's railway and steamship lines in eastern Canada and the northeastern United States.

Plan of North Bay

  • CA ON00408 F033-S01-SS03-0078-22
  • Item
  • Printed [198-] (originally created 191-?)
  • Part of Bob Surtees fonds

Item is a plan of North Bay.

ONTC photos - Dec. 1986

File contains photographs of Ontario Northland employees, trains, and facilities.

R. Surtees Coll[ection]

File contains photographs of Ontario Northland employees, facilities, and trains, as well as captions for the photographs.

ONTC

File contains photographs of former employees of Ontario Northland Railway employees who Surtees interviewed, and Ontario Northland facilities (including stations, rail yards, and the interior of a maintenance shed), staff, and a work crew on a ra...

ONTC photos

File contains photographs of Ontario Northland staff, railway cars, stations, and tracks, as well as photographs of a blacksmith shop and other buildings at a museum or historical site.

Photos of interviewees

File contains photographs of former Ontario Northland employees that Surtees interviewed, including Mrs. Chivers, and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Brill. File also contains photographs of a cattle car, a cornerstone, and Ontario Northland staff (?).

1986 - ONTC photos

File contains photographs of Ontario Northland clerical staff in their office.

Correspondence - Colonel Andrew Duncan

  • CA ON00408 F033-S01-SS04-0078-30
  • File
  • Printed 1993 (originally created 1908-[ca. 1913])
  • Part of Bob Surtees fonds

File contains correspondence and photographs relating to the father of Colonel Andrew Duncan, who was an engineer who worked on a Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway survey crew in the Kirkland Lake/Swastika area around 1908-1913.

ONTC photos - Dec. 1986

File contains photographs of interviewees and Ontario Northland staff on a research trip taken by Surtees.

S. D. Lawlor

File contains an unbound album of photographs that document the work of a (Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway?) surveying team in Northern Ontario from 1914 to around 1918. The album contains photographs (many captioned) depicting: the surve...

Charles William Shaw photos

  • CA ON00408 F033-S01-SS04-0078-10
  • File
  • Printed in 1994 (originally created 1930-1931)
  • Part of Bob Surtees fonds

File contains photographs of the construction of a railroad bridge across the Moose River which were taken by Charles Shaw in 1930-1931. File also contains a letter and photograph identification key by Elizabeth Shaw, Charles' widow.

Resumes, martins + mine

File contains a variety of photographs taken in Timmins, Porcupine City, South Porcupine, and Hayle that depict camps, mines, a sawmill, prospectors in canoes, lakes, rapids, and the visit of the Governor General to Timmins (September 26, 1914).

Evelyn Chivers

File contains correspondence with Ralph Celentano about his grandmother Evelyn Chivers, a former stenographer/typist in the Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway's purchasing office. File also contains descriptions of photographs that are ...

Photographs

Series contains photographs of the Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway/Ontario Northland Railway (ca. 1910-1953) that were given to Surtees by various donors for use in his book. Some photographs are accompanied by descriptive information and...

Index of railway subdivisions. Ontario Northland Railway

File contains graphs showing flag stops along each subdivision of the Ontario Northland Railway, with elevation and grade (slope) information. File also contains lists of subdivisions and flag stops, and notes regarding photographs to illustrate c...

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