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September 1923, No. 307 Canadian Railway and Marine World (Toronto) Page 433, col. 3

Canadian National Railways construction, betterments, etc.


Abandonment of Canadian Northern Ry. between Cobourg and Brighton.—The Canadian National Rys. management decided recently to abandon the portion of the Canadian Northern Ry. Toronto-Ottawa line between Cobourg and Brighton, Ont., 22.8 miles, and the taking up of the rails was started on Aug. 6. This line which is being abandoned is part of the Orono Subdivision, Ottawa Division, Northern Ontario District, Central Region, via which Cobourg is 72.8 miles from Toronto. Parts of the Orono Subdivision line from Cobourg west will be used in connection with the management's scheme of electrification for the Toronto district. The rails being lifted are 80 lb. and in good condition, and fit for main line use elsewhere. The G.T.R. line is now being used for all C.N.R. traffic east of Cobourg.

Railways: C.N.Rys., C.No.Ry.

Stations: Brighton, Cobourg