I've driven through the North Shore of Superior area twice and almost hit a moose outside Thunder Bay in the dark, and know that at times you feel 1000 miles from nowhere along there. I actually have a couple of railroading videos on the area, and a buddies two daughters went to school in T-bay and he said it was a 17 hour drive, which ever way he went to get there.
The only rail along the Huron shore is the GEXR to the salt mines in Goderich anymore. I have snowmobiled up along the Peninsula and got half way to Tobermory, but had to turn around and go back to Owen Sound, as I would have never made it there and back as it was snowing like crazy, and I already had a room in the Sound.
I know the exact spot you means at Neys, as the track curves around the lake near the picnic area.
There used to be two busy rail lines a scant 3 miles north and south of my house, but I was too interested in racing motocross to pay much attention to them or photography, as I thought the end all be all in the world was MX.
Man, that was the dumbest thing I EVER did.