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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Hoctor Railway Bake Oven (Hoctor, RM of Reynolds)

Located along the CNR Minaki Subdivision east of the Hoctor Siding near Rennie are a number of bake ovens built and used by construction workers when they built the CNR mainline track around 1907-1908. Other bake ovens at this location are in various stages of collapse. Bake ovens can be found at other locations along the eastern Manitoba section of the mainline. Similar bake ovens have been found throughout North America near old railway workers camps.

Abandoned Bake Oven at the CNR Hoctor Siding

Abandoned Bake Oven at the CNR Hoctor Siding (November 2017)
Source: George Penner

Site Location (lat/long): N49.87022, W95.66374
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Rock bake ovens: Material culture used to preserve social heritage” by William Stacy Culpepper, University of Montana, 1998.

The Great Northern rock ovens between Quincy and Trinidad,” Big Bend Railroad History, 28 July 2008.

This page was prepared by George Penner.

Page revised: 7 March 2018

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