July 1916, No. 221 Canadian Railway and Marine World (Toronto) Page 273, col. 3

Railway accommodation for Camp Borden.

The laying out by the Dominion Government of the new military camp, named after the Premier of the Dominion in Simcoe County, has necessitated 'he building into it of two spur lines, one from the C.P.R. and the other from the G.T.R. The camp lies in the section of Simcoe County through which the Pine River runs, north and east of the G.T.R. line from Beeton to Collingwood, south and west of the G.T.R. line from Allandale to Collingwood, and west of the C.P.R. Toronto-Sudbury line. The two last mentioned lines are the most convenient for access to the camp. The C.P.R. has built its spur line from Ypres, 57.3 miles from Toronto. It runs for 1.75 miles on the company's own right of way, and then for 2 miles on the Government lands, connecting up with the government tracks. The building of the line was an exceedingly simple piece of work, there being no gradients to amount to anything, and no bridgework of importance. It was done by the company's own forces. A station building and siding accommodation is being provided. From Toronto to the camp there are 4 trains each week day, 3 extra trains on Saturdays, 1 extra train on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 3 trains on Sundays. From Camp Borden to Toronto there are 4 trains each week day, 2 extra trains on Saturdays, 1 extra train on Mondays and Thursdays, and 4 trains on Sundays. The running time varies from 1 3/4 hr. to 2 hr. 40 min.

The G.T.R. spur line starts from Angus, 10.60 miles from Allandale, and is 4 miles long, the station being 2.6 miles from Angus. Two sidings, each half a mile long, have been laid at the station there are also 5 spur tracks for the Ordnance and Army Service Corps, each spur being about 1,600 ft. long, and a 1,900 ft. Y at Angus for turning trains. There is a summer station 400 ft. long, with platforms 800 ft. long, nearing completion. Construction work was started May 11, and was reported to be practically completed June 15. A train service was put m operation June 1, consisting of the Camp Special, leaving Toronto at 6.40 a.m., reaching the camp at 9.10 a.m. and returning at 6 p.m., reaching Toronto at 8.30 p.m. Additional service was to be put on, during the march. Special trains are being operated between Allandale and the camp and between Collingwood and the camp.

The Government lines include a belt line round the central part of the location with spur sidings as required, with which both the C.P.R. and the G.T.R. lines are connected.

Railways: C.P.Ry., G.T.Ry.

Stations: Angus, Camp Borden

|<<<<<12>>>>>|

Results