January 18, 1935 B.R.C. File No. 39310.13 (Hagersville Sub. - Jarvis to Port Dover) (Ottawa)

Canadian National Railways

Proposed abandonment

Region - Central Province - Ontario
Division - London From - Jarvis
Subdivision - Hagersville To - Port Dover

Distance — 9.0 miles

1. Brief Historical Review

Opened for Operation - 1878
Built under Charter of - The Hamilton and Lake Erie Railway Co. under the following Statutory Authority
Ontario Act 33 V. Chap. 36 of 1869

The Hamilton and Lake Erie Railway Co. amalgamated with the Hamilton and North-Western Railway Co. in 1874; this Company in turn was amalgamated in 1988 with the Grand Trunk Railway Company of Canada. In 1923 the Grand Trunk Railway Company of Canada amalgamated with the Canadian National Railway Co.

2. Physical Characteristics of Line to be Abandoned

(a) - Rail - Light - Poor
(b) - Bridges - Poor
(c) - Culverts - Bad
(d) - Ballast - Bad
(e) - Ties - Bad
(f) - Max. Grades - Northbound - 0.75%
- Southbound - 0.66%
(g) - Curvature - 8° Maximum
(h) - Drainage - Poor

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 thinly populated mixed farming territory which is well served by improved highways. A good paved highway parallels the railway line and bus and truck competition is very severe. Milk and cream and other farm products are all handled by truck.

Location Population of Towns and Villages - 1931 Census Distance from nearest Rly. Station on abandonment (Miles) Remarks
Marburg - 4.0 Siding - no industries
Black Creek Creamery - 1.0 No industries

4. There has been no train service operated over or maintenance done on this line since September 26th, 1931.

Railways: C.N.Rys.