Thompson Junction to Churchill

From the wye with the Thompson sub. (to the northwest), at Thompson Junction (MP 199.8), the Thicket sub. continues northeast, single track, OCS, past the northeast switch of the wye at MP 200, the west side siding at Sipiwesk (MP 200.3), MP 201, an embankment across the marsh, a bridge over a culvert, MP 203, an embankment with a lake to the southeast, Matago, Pikwitonei (MP 213.3), where there is a passenger station with a small wooden depot to the northwest, a dirt road grade crossing in the forest, the 2,370 ft. siding at Bridgar (MP 218.5), MP 223, a bridge over the channel between the Armstrong Lakes, an embankment above the marsh in the boreal forest, a bridge over a culvert, Wilde (MP 230.6), MP 234, a bridge over a river, a lake alongside to the southeast, extra track on the southeast side, trailing in at Arnot (MP 236.4), a deck girder bridge over a river, MP 238, a lake on the northwest side, a 20 mph speed sign, an embankment, MP 240, and a rocky cutting.

There is an embankment leading to a deck girder bridge over the Nelson River (northern outlet of Lake Winnipeg), Nelson (MP 241.5), a bridge over a side river at MP 245.6, a 40 mph sign at MP 247, extra track on the southeast side, trailing in at Boyd (MP 249.7), MP 252, a bridge over a stream, MP 253, MP 254, a lake to the southeast, MP 255, a lake to the southeast (same one?), MP 256, the 3,150 ft. northwest side Pit Siding (MP 256.2), junction with the 13-mile Manitoba Hydro Kelsey Spur, also on the west side at the north end of the siding, MP 258, an embankment above the marsh in the forest, MP 260, MP 262, a lake to the northwest, MP 265, an embankment with a lake off to the south, a bridge over a stream into the lake, MP 268, extra track on the southeast side trailing in at Munk (MP 269.0), MP 274, a lake to the southeast, a bridge over a stream in the marsh, MP 277, a bridge over a river, Landing River (MP 278.6), MP 280, a bridge over a culvert, and MP 282.

The 2,075 ft. northwest side siding at Ilford (MP 285.7), where there is dirt track grade crossing and platform with corrugated steel depot for a passenger station on the southeast side, provides a welcome break in the boreal forest, and the line continues northeast, past MP 291, an embankment above a marsh (a drying-up lake), MP 292, MP 294, a bridge over a river, Nonsuch (MP 295.6), MP 299, an embankment, MP 300, MP 302, a dirt track grade crossing at a small village, MP 303, the 1,830 ft. northwest side siding at Wivenhoe (MP 303.7), where the general height of the trees appears much smaller than it does further south, MP 308, a lake to the southeast, MP 309, Luke (MP 318.8), MP 320, a bridge over an east-flowing river, Gillam South (MP 323), start of Yard Limits, a siding on the southeast side, a spur on the southeast side, beyond the siding, a town on the northwest side, and Gillam (MP 326.1), where there is a passenger station, in Yard Limits, with platform and depot to the northwest.

There is an embankment, a dirt track grade crossing, a road beyond the trees to the northwest, a wooden road bridge overhead, a deck girder bridge over the Nelson River, with a dam and power station visible upstream to the west, Kettle Rapids (MP 333.5), where there is a brig lake to the southwest, extra track on the northwest side, and a dirt road grade crossing with Route 280, boreal forest, a dirt road grade crossing, and MP 341. All pole-line arms along this line are mounted on 'tripods' standing on top of the ground, rather than poles in the ground, due to the nature of the permafrost.

There is a 1,830 ft. northwest side siding at Bird (MP 347.1), a connection with the Henday Spur at MP 348.6), a deck girder bridge over the Limestone River at Limestone (MP 350.7), where there are two stub sidings at the connection with the Pit Spur on the west side, and the 1,880 ft. northwest side siding at Amery (MP 355.0), where the line turns north, with the speed limit 20 mph or below, all along this section of line, past a wooden hut to the west, an open meadow on the west side in the rapidly thinning boreal forest, a bridge over a culvert, a bridge over a stream, a bridge over a culvert, two stretches of embankment above the marsh, Charlebois (MP 364.3), a bridge over drainage, an embankment above the marsh, MP 366, two stretches of embankment above the marsh, a bridge over a stream, embankment above the marsh, four bridges over culverts, embankment above the marsh, two bridges over culverts, three stretches of embankment above the marsh, a bridge over a culvert, embankment above the marsh, a renewed stretch of boreal forest, a through truss bridge over the Weir River, and the 1,880 ft. west side siding at Weir River (MP 373.4).

The line continues north past a bridge over a culvert, five stretches of embankment above the marsh, a bridge over a culvert, embankment, MP 379, embankment in the marsh, a bridge over a culvert, embankment in the marsh, trees thinning out among the rocks, a former track on the west side at    Lawledge (MP 382.1), embankment above the marsh, a bridge over marsh, a bridge over a culvert, embankment in the marsh, two bridges over culverts, embankment in the marsh, extra track on the west side at Thibaudeau (MP 391.6), marshy ground among stunted trees, MP 394, Silcox (MP 399.9), Starnes (MP 406.0), the 9,220 ft. siding at Herchmer (MP 412.0), where there is a passenger station, Kellett (MP 417.4), the 1,780 ft. siding at Oday (MP 426.2), Back (MP 434.4), the 2,220 ft. siding at McClintock (MP 442.2), Belcher (MP 451.1), Cromarty (MP 460.3), the 2,070 ft. siding at Chesnaye (MP 469.3), and Lamprey (MP 477.6).

The landscape seems treeless at MP 481, but there are some trees to be seen at times, past the 2,220 ft. east side siding at Bylot (MP 485.2), MP 489, a bridge over a triple culvert, MP 490, the trees thinning out again, former track on the east side at Digges (MP 493.0), a bridge over a culvert, forest again, a bridge over a triple culvert, MP 496, a bridge over a stream, MP 497, MP 498, two through girder bridges over rivers, MP 499, two bridges over culverts, MP 501, the 2,230 ft. east side siding at Tidal (MP 501.7), the start of Yard Limits at Churchill South (MP 505), the wye at MP 506.6, the Camp Spur off the wye, a bridge over a culvert, a dirt road grade crossing, MP 508, extra track on the west side, separated from the main, a bridge over a culvert, a dirt track grade crossing, extra track just to the west, a spur curving away east, Churchill (MP 509.8), where there is a passenger station with platform and two-storey depot to the east, and the line continuing to the harbor, where a large double grain elevator is on the west side of the line's two tracks, with the harbor to its west.