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Chapter 18: Transport and Communications: Past and Present

18.11: The End of the Line at Miniota

Sometimes a branch line came to an end because it came up against a topographic barrier that was too difficult or too expensive to cross. Here a branch line 1 through Arrow River (off the photo to the east) ends at Miniota 2 on the east side of the major topographic barrier of the steep-sided Assiniboine Spillway 3. The main CN line 4 veers off to the north and follows the spillway 20 miles (32 km) north to St. Lazare before crossing it. There used to be a connection between the two lines east of Miniota 5. Also seen is PTH 83 6 which runs south through Miniota, crosses the Assiniboine spillway 7 and angles up the south wall 8, reducing the gradient. Other gravel roads follow section lines 9.

Figure 18.11: The End of the Line at Miniota

Figure 18.11: The End of the Line at Miniota

Figure 18.11

Vertical air photograph: A15528-25

Flight height: 20,000 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 6 inches

Scale: 1:37,300 (approx.)

Date: October 7, 1956

Location: Township 13; Ranges 26 and 27 WI

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62K Riding Mountain

                    1:50,000 62K/3 Miniota