|June 25, 1940||B.R.C. File No. 39310.51 (Tweed Sub. - Yarker to Tweed) (Ottawa)|
Canadian National Railways
Region - Central Province - Ontario Division - Belleville From - Yarker Subdivision - Tweed To - Tweed
Distance — 33.94 miles
Brief Historical Review
Opened for operation Yard to Tweed 1889.
Built under charter of the Napanee, Tamworth and Québec Railway under following statutory atuhority, Dominion of Canada, Act 42 V. Chap. 67, 1879.
The Napanee, Tamworth and Québec Railway Company was incorporated under Act 42 V., Chap. 67, of Canada in 1879, and changed its name to the Kingston, Napanee and Western Railway Co. in 1890, which amalgamated with the Bay of Quinte Railway and Navigation Co. in 1896 to form the Bay of Quinte Railway Co. This latter company was acquired by the Canadian Northern Railway Company in 1914, control of which passed to the Dominion Government in 1917, and in conjunction with other Government Railways is operated under the title ofCanadian National Railways.
Physical characteristics of line to be abandoned
(a) Rail - 1.27 miles 80 lb. 2.37 miles 70 lb., 1.72 miles 65 lb., and 28.58 miles 56 lb.; 65 lb and 56 lb. in poor condition. (b) Bridge - 11 steel bridges and 3 timber bridges. 7 bridges require new decks and 4 need minor repairs. (c) Culverts - Condition fair to poor (d) Ballast - Gravel and cinder - poor (e) Ties - Untreated softwood - 20% good, 20% fair, 60% poor. (f) Max. Grades - Northbound - 2.0% - Southbound - 1.7% (g) Curvature - Maximum 8°31 (h) Drainage - Poor
Location of line proposed for abandonment is shown coloured red on the accompanying map.
A mixed train service in direction, daily except Sunday, has been in operation since 1935.
Brief description of territory served.
The line passes through a mixed farming community which also produces some lumber and pulpwood. Tweed, which is also served by the C.P.R., is the most important town on the line and has a number of industries. Round trip bus services are operated daily except Sundays from Tamworth to Kingston via Napanee, and between Tweed and Belleville; in addition, during July and August a similar service is operated between Tweed and Peterboro, and several local truckers operate within a twenty mile radius of Tweed.
The stations on the line proposed for abandonment are as follows:—
of towns &
Distance from nearest
Sidings and industries Moscow - 5.0 miles Yarker — C.N.R. Public siding. No industries. Enterprise - 3.0 miles Lens — C.P.R. 2 public and 1 privtae sidings. Industries — wood pulp, lumber and two cheese factories. Tamworth - 5 1/2 miles Lens — C.P.R. Public siding. Industries — saw mill, two grist mills, cheese and butter factory. Erinsville - 8 1/2 miles Lens — C.P.R. Public siding. Industries — cheese and wood products. Marlbank - 7 miles Roblindale — C.P.R. Public siding. Industries — forest products and three cheese factories. Larkins - 12 miles Tweed — C.P.R. Public siding. Very few shipments. Stoco - 5 1/2 miles Tweed — C.P.R. Public siding. Industries — occasional shipments only. Tweed 1,271 Served by C.P.R. Terminal tracks and C.P.R. interchange. Industries — steel works, foundry, milling company, 2 builder's supplies, 10 cheese factories.
Revenues & expenses
Gross C.N.R. Revenues Calendar
(See SchedulesA,B,CandDfor details by stations) Passenger $ 2,150 $ 2,340 $ 1,398 $ 1,304 Freight 35,965 43,209 32,351 34,177 Express 4,558 4,473 3,881 3,702 Miscellaneous 761 923 1,191 1,268 3,837 3,825 3,825 3,813 Total $ 47,271 $ 54,770 $ 42,646 $ 44,264 Expenses (Out-of-pocket only) Branch Line: Mtce. of W. & S. $ 30,339 $ 22,280 $ 16,200 $ 19,016 Mtce. of Equipt. 4,714 4,607 4,538 4,613 Transp'n Train Service. 18,472 20,814 21,029 20,821 Transp'n Station Service. 5,137 5,412 5,394 5,500 Blce. of System: 50% Oper. ratio on off-
line Freight & Express
17,678 20,774 15,790 16,517 Total $76,340 $73,887 $62,951 $66,467 System loss $29,069 $19,117 $20,305 $22,203
Railways: C.N.Rys., C.P.Ry.
Stations: Enterprise, Erinsville, Larkins, Marlbank, Moscow, Stoco, Tamworth, Tweed