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Roy Ruttan

File contains photographs of railway trestle construction, railway workers, and their accommodations.


File contains correspondence, notes, and photocopied excerpts of finding aids and archival records (from the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission Archives?).

Kelly Morgan

File contains a variety of photographs depicting: trains crossing a trestle, a steam shovel excavating, railway ties loaded on truck, engineer (?) "Barney" Morgan, the last Ontario Northland passenger train from Timmins (1989), a railway caboose of the Temiskaming & Northern Ontario Railway, and a train crew with their locomotive. File also contains permission signed by Kelly Morgan authorizing Surtees to use the photos "of Mr. T. Morgan and others" in his book.

News clippings

File contains newspaper clippings about the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission.

News clippings

File contains newspaper clippings about the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission and Surtees.

Ontario Northland Railway - North Bay terminals

Item is a plan showing the Ontario Northland Railway's North Bay terminals (scale 1 inch = 100 feet) with annotations detailing exclusive ONR trackage, Alderdale Subdivision interchange trackage, and terminal yard trackage. Item also contains two inset plans of an oil separating plant (scale 1'=50'), and the right of way to Nipissing Junction and property owned by Ontario Northland Railway (scale 1" = 200').

Transportation maps featuring Northern Ontario

  • CA ON00408 F033-S01-SS03-0081-11
  • File
  • Photocopied [ca. 1990] (originally created 1921-1929)
  • Part of Bob Surtees fonds

File contains three photocopied maps titled: Area to be served by Northern Light Railways (Cobalt Daily Nugget, 31 May 1921, p. 5); Map of Central Canada showing transportation and commercial development (Natural Resources Intelligence Service, Department of the Interior, January 1927); Road map of the north eastern portion of the Province of Ontario (Department of Northern Development, 1929).

Roll of honour

Item is a design drawing of a roll of honour commemorating Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway employees who served in World War One, including those who were wounded, taken prisoner, or killed in action.

Interview files

Subseries contains files relating to oral history interviews Surtees conducted with former Ontario Northland Railway employees. Files contain transcripts, interview notes, photographs, and records given to Surtees by the interviewees.

Interviews - Huntington

File contains photographs of Jack Huntington and his wife (?), and photographs of a coloured illustration signed "Russ" depicting a man clearing snow from a fire hydrant while watched by four dogs.

Potential interviews

File contains notes about interviews, some of which did not take place.

Interview - Many

File contains notes from interviews of Ed H., Ken Moorehead, Peter Dyment, Evelyn Chivers, and Clara Seguin. File also contains descriptions of photographs donated by Kelly Morgan (in file 0078-14), an essay or speech about the history of the Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway, and an autobiographical statement in French and English by Clara Fournier Seguin.


File contains memoirs and autobiographical notes of Clara Fournier Seguin. File also contains technical drawings by the Ontario Northland Railway Engineering Department of roadbed cuttings, embankments, standard tie and rail anchor spacing and ballast sections on branch lines.

Souvenir commemorating the 50th anniversary of Lodge 234. Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen. 1884-1934

Item is a souvenir booklet from the reunion of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen Lodge 234, which took place in North Bay on August 8, 1935. Booklet contains reminiscences of lodge members, membership lists, an account of the reunion, and histories of Lodge 234, North Bay, the Canadian Pacific Railway, and the Canadian National Railway. The booklet also contains photographs of members and locomotives, and advertisements for North Bay businesses.

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