January 18, 1935 B.R.C. File No. 39310.12 (Otterville Sub. - Burgessville to Woodstock) (Ottawa)

Canadian National Railways

Proposed abandonment

Region - Central Province - Ontario
Division - London From - Burgessville
Subdivision - Woodstock To - Otterville

Distance — 9.2 miles

1. Brief Historical Review

Opened for operation - 1875
Built under charter of - The Port Dover and Lake Huron Railway Co. under the following Statutory Authority Ontario Act 35 V. Chap. 53 of 1872.

In 1881 the Port Dover and Lake Huron Railway Co. by an amalgamation formed the Grand Trunk, Georgian Bay and Lake Erie Railway Co., which in 1893 was amalgamated with the Grand Trunk Railway Company of Canada. The Grand Trunk Railway Company of Canada amalgamated with the Canadian National Railway Company in 1923.

2. Physical characteristics of line to be abandoned

(a) Rail - Mostly 60# - Poor
(b) Bridge - None
(c) Culverts - Fair
(d) Ballast - Gravel - Good
(e) Ties - 90% Untreated - Poor
(f) Max. Grades - Northbound - 1.4%
- Southbound - 1.2%
(g) Curvature - 3° Maximum
(h) Drainage - Good

Location of line proposed for abandonment is shown coloured Red on the accompanying map.

3. Brief description of territory served.

This line passes through a prosperous, well settled farming territory; there are no industries. There is a good improved county highway which parallels the railway line and connects with main highway at Woodstock. Snow conditions are rather bad at times, but as a rule roads are kept opened all through winter. Although there are no regularly operated bus lines serving this territory, there are a large number of independent truckers operating every day of the year and taking traffic wherever it is offered.

Location Populations
of towns and villages
— 1931 census
Distance from
nearest rly.
station on
Currie - 5.0 No village adjacent to line. Cattle chute, team track. Highly cultivated farm land and dairying land.

4. There has been no train service operated over and no maintenance done on the line since September 25th, 1932.

Railways: C.N.Rys.