Tophet, Ontario

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Tophet
Settlement
Name origin:Named for Tophet
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Northeastern Ontario
District Sudbury
Part Sudbury, Unorganized, North
Elevation 444 m (1,457 ft)
Coordinates 47°40′48″N83°06′31″W / 47.68000°N 83.10861°W / 47.68000; -83.10861 Coordinates: 47°40′48″N83°06′31″W / 47.68000°N 83.10861°W / 47.68000; -83.10861
Timezone Eastern Time Zone (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) Eastern Time Zone (UTC-4)
Postal code FSA P0M
Area code 705, 249
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Location of Tophet in Ontario

Tophet is an unincorporated place and railway point in geographic Mountbatten Township [1] in the Unorganized North Part of Sudbury District in Northeastern Ontario, Canada. [2] It is on Tophet Creek in the James Bay drainage basin.

Unorganized North Sudbury District Unorganized area in Ontario, Canada

Unorganized North Sudbury District is an unorganized area in the Canadian province of Ontario, comprising all portions of the Sudbury District which are not organized into incorporated municipalities. Despite its name, there is no longer an accompanying "South Part", as that subdivision has subsequently been incorporated into municipalities and Statistics Canada has not renamed the North Part.

Sudbury District District in Ontario, Canada

The Sudbury District is a district in Northeastern Ontario in the Canadian province of Ontario. It was created in 1894 from townships of eastern Algoma District and west Nipissing District.

Northeastern Ontario Secondary region in Ontario, Canada

Northeastern Ontario is a secondary region of Northern Ontario which lies north of Lake Huron and east of Lake Superior.

Tophet is on the Canadian Pacific Railway transcontinental main line, [3] between the community of Nemegos to the west and the railway point of Kinogama to the east. It is passed but not served by the Via Rail Sudbury – White River train.

Canadian Pacific Railway railway in Canada

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Transcontinental railroad Contiguous network of railroad trackage that crosses a continental land mass with terminals at different oceans or continental borders

A transcontinental railroad is a contiguous network of railroad trackage that crosses a continental land mass with terminals at different oceans or continental borders. Such networks can be via the tracks of either a single railroad, or over those owned or controlled by multiple railway companies along a continuous route. Although Europe is crisscrossed by railways, the railroads within Europe are usually not considered transcontinental, with the possible exception of the historic Orient Express. Transcontinental railroads helped open up unpopulated interior regions of continents to exploration and settlement that would not otherwise have been feasible. In many cases they also formed the backbones of cross-country passenger and freight transportation networks.

The main line, or mainline in American English, of a railway is a track that is used for through trains or is the principal artery of the system from which branch lines, yards, sidings and spurs are connected. It generally refers to a route between towns, as opposed to a route providing suburban or metro services. For capacity reasons, main lines in many countries have at least a double track and often contain multiple parallel tracks. Main line tracks are typically operated at higher speeds than branch lines and are generally built and maintained to a higher standard than yards and branch lines. Main lines may also be operated under shared access by a number of railway companies, with sidings and branches operated by private companies or single railway companies.

During 2012 a film, The Road to Tophet, was filmed and is set in Chapleau and Tophet. [4]

Chapleau, Ontario Township in Ontario, Canada

Chapleau is a township in Sudbury District, Ontario, Canada. It is home to one of the world's largest wildlife preserves. Chapleau has a population of 1,964 according to the Canada 2016 Census.

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References

  1. "Mountbatten" (PDF). Geology Ontario - Historic Claim Maps. Ontario Ministry of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry . Retrieved 2011-09-10.
  2. "Tophet". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada . Retrieved 2011-09-11.
  3. Map 12 (PDF) (Map). 1 : 1,600,000. Official road map of Ontario. Ministry of Transportation of Ontario. 2010-01-01. Retrieved 2011-09-11.
  4. Arbus, Tova (6 April 2012). "A WEST ISLANDER STARS IN THE MOVIE THE ROAD TO TOPHET DIRECTED BY STEVE SCHMIDT". West Island Gazette. Retrieved 7 April 2013.