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The last spike on the North Shore section between Montreal and Winnipeg was driven at Noslo, just west of Jackfish, Ontario, on 16 May 1885. Colonel Oswald, of the Montreal Light Infantry, hammered home the last spike. He was on a troop train travelling home from the Riel rebellion. Fifty years later, on May 16, 1935, a few of the original workers and veterans of the CPR, re-enacted the driving of the last spike at Noslo. A stone cairn and cement monument commemorate the site. 
The site is quite remote. The cairn is located on the north side of the track at mileage 102.7, well over 4 miles from the siding at Jackfish.
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Caption: The last spike on the North Shore section between Montreal and Winnipeg was driven at Noslo, just west of Jackfish, Ontario, on 16 May 1885. Colonel Oswald, of the Montreal Light Infantry, hammered home the last spike. He was on a troop train travelling home from the Riel rebellion. Fifty years later, on May 16, 1935, a few of the original workers and veterans of the CPR, re-enacted the driving of the last spike at Noslo. A stone cairn and cement monument commemorate the site. The site is quite remote. The cairn is located on the north side of the track at mileage 102.7, well over 4 miles from the siding at Jackfish.

Photographer:
Bryan Martyniuk [48] (more) (contact)
Date: 08/xx/1992 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: Not Provided
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: mp 102.7 Nipigon subdivision (search)
City/Town: Noslo (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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