C.N.Rys. Toronto Terminals

Toronto Terminals
Subdivision From To
Bala 0.00
(Toronto)
5.40
(East Don)
Brampton 0.0
(Toronto)
8.19
(Weston)
Geco Branch
(Danforth)

(Scarboro)
Newmarket 0.00
(Toronto)
9.00
(Wilson Avenue)
Oakville 0.0
(Toronto)
9.42
(West of Long Branch)
Oshawa 325.42
(Scarboro)
333.84
(Toronto)
Toronto Belt Line 0.00
(Fairbank)
4.51
(Mount Pleasant Road)

The dividing line between Toronto Terminals and the adjoining subdivision is designed by signs located as follows:

Mileage
Bala Subdivision 5.40
Brampton Subdivision 8.19
Newmarket Subdivision 9.00
Oakville Subdivision 9.42
Oshawa Subdivision 325.42

Designation and use of main tracks

Single track:

Between Parkdale and mileage 9.00 Newmarket Subdivision.

Between Don and mileage 5.40 Bala Subdivision.

Between West Toronto and mileage 8.19 Brampton Subdivision.

Double track:

Between Scarboro and Cherry Street signal bridge.

Between westerly limit sign of Toronto Terminals Railway Co'y and Cabin "E".

Between Mimico East and Canpa.

Between westerly limit sign of Toronto Terminals Railway Co'y and West Toronto.

Between Jarvis Street and Cabin "E" (freight tracks only).

Three Tracks:

Between mileage 9.42 Oakville Subdivision and crossover switch located just west of interlocking station at Canpa.

Tracks are number from south:—No. 4, No. 2, No. 1.

Tracks will be used as follows:

No. 4—Eastward freight. No. 1—Westward passenger and freight.
No. 2—Eastward passenger and freight.

Four Tracks:

Between Cabin "E" and Mimico East tracks are number from the south: No. 4, No. 2, No. 1, No. 3.

Tracks will be used as follows:

No. 4—Eastward freight. No. 1—Westward passenger.
No. 2—Eastward passenger. No. 3—Westward freight.

Belt Line—Extends from Fairbank (Newmarket Subdivision) to end of track 3,120 feet east of Yonge Street.

Leaside—Dovercourt Road Line—Extends from Oriole (Bala Subdivision) to Dovercourt Road. The operation is as follows:

Oriole—Donlands: Canadian National Railways

Donlands—Avenue Road: Joint with Canadian Pacific Railway.

Avenue Road—Dovercourt Road: Most northerly track and industrial and team tracks leading therefrom, are exclusive Canadian National Railways. The first two tracks immediately south of Canadian National exclusive track are known as "Common tracks" and are used jointly by Canadian National railways and Canadian Pacific Railway. Any tracks south of "Common tracks" are exclusive Canadian Pacific Railway. Trains and engines operating between Donlands and Avenue Road, and on the two "Common tracks" between Avenue Road and Dovercourt Road, will be governed by Canadian Pacific Railway time table. Trainmen, yardmen and enginemen, running over these tracks must have copy of Canadian Pacific Railway current time table accessible when on duty.

On Canadian National tracks between Scarboro, Mimico East and West Toronto, movements will be governed by the Rules for movement of trains by signal indication, Rules 251 to 258. Signals used to give indications are the train order signals as displayed at Danforth, Parkdale, West Toronto, Mimico East and interlocking signals at Cabin "E", Mimico East and Canpa.

On Canadian National Tracks between Danforth, Canpa and West Toronto a trainman or yardman must ride on the rear car of train or switch movement, in a position to observe conditions. If rear car is without an end door, or vestibule, trainman or yardman will take a conspicuous position as near the rear as possible, and must be provided with all necessary equipment for prompt use to guard against the possibility of accident when his train, or engine, stops or is moving under circumstances in which it may be overtaken. He must take such action as is necessary to warn any following movement of the presence, or location, of his train or engine, and lighted fusees—Red or Yellow, as the case may require, must be displayed or thrown off at proper intervals. When a light engine is unaccompanied by a Trainman or Yardman these duties will be performed by the Fireman.

All trains and engines must move with caution expecting to find the main track occupied and prepared to stop within the distance the main track is seen to be clear.

Interlocking limits at Mimico East extend from mileage 6.02 to mileage 6.55 Oakville Subdivision and at Canpa from mileage 8.33 to mileage 8.60 Oakville Subdivision. (B.T.C. 78903, 80145). Automatic block signals govern movements with the current of traffic between the interlocking at Mimico East and Canpa.

Automatic block signals which give indications when running with current of traffic are located between Scarboro and Cherry Street signal bridge, between Jarvis Street and Cabin "E" on freight tracks and between Cabin "E" and Canpa. Rules 501 to 519.

Movements against current of traffic will be governed and authorized by Traffic Supervisor or Train Dispatcher through signalmen or switchtenders.

Automatic block signals extend from end of double track, West Toronto to Weston. Rules 501 to 519.

Signal No. 53 at West Toronto governs westward movements from both main tracks to single track.

Stratford Dispatcher's telephones are located at Signal No. 53, West Toronto, and at Signal No. 82, Weston.

The Operator at West Toronto will not allow eastward train or engine to leave his station until the preceding train or engine left Parkdale, and the Operator at Parkdale will not an eastward train or engine to leave his station until the preceding train or engine has left Cabin "D".

Sounding or engine whistle signals on any locomotive, car or other mechanism propelled on a railway is prohibited in respect to Lawrence Ave., public crossing at grade, Township of North York, mileage 7.81 Newmarket Subdivision, except when necessary to prevent accident. (B.T.C. 80818). This does not prohibit the sounding of engine whistle signals when necessary for train operation.

Sounding of engine whistle signals on any locomotive, car or other mechanism propelled on a railway is prohibited in respect to any public crossing at grade within the limits of the City of Toronto, and in respect to any public crossing at grade within the limits of the Township of York, except when necessary to prevent accident (B.T.C. 24251). (B.T.C. 70106). This does not prohibit the sounding of engine whistle signals when necessary for train operation.

Toronto City limits extend to mileage 327.92 Oshawa Sub.; mileage 4.42 Oakville Sub.; mileage 3.56 Bala Sub.; mileage 5.72 Newmarket Sub. and mileage 5.87 Brampton Sub. York Township limits extend from mileage 5.87 to mileage 7.84 Brampton Sub.; from mileage 5.72 to mileage 7.03 Newmarket Sub.; and to mileage 1.52 Toronto Belt Line.

The ringing of any engine bell, in accordance with the provisions of Section 308(1) of the Railway Act, in respect to the following public crossings at grade within the limits of the City of Toronto is hereby prohibited except to avoid accidents

  1. The public crossings at grade of the Oshawa Subdivision of the Canadian National Railway at
    1. Woodbine Avenue, mileage 329.22;
    2. Greenwood Avenue, mileage 330.27;
    3. Pape Avenue, mileage 330.97;
    4. Logan Avenue, mileage 331.30.
  2. The public crossings at grade of the Newmarket Subdivision of the Canadian National Railways at
    1. Wallace Avenue, mileage 4.20;
    2. Davenport Road, mileage 4.87 (B.T.C. 71388).
Railway crossings at grade
Bala Subdivision
Don—M. 1.91.
Canadian Pacific Railway crossing; interlocking. (B.R.C. 4791)
Brampton Subdivision
Toronto—Front Street—M. 0.40.
Toronto Transportation Commission (Electric) crossing on lead to King Edward Yard, governed by semaphores on Canadian National Railways interlocked with crossing gates. Derails on Toronto Transportation Commission tracks only. (B.R.C. 5556)
Brampton Subdivision
Toronto—Bathurst Street—M. 1.14.
Toronto Transportation Commission (Electric) crossing on track to H. W. Petrie's Machine Shop. No sempahores or derails. Trainmen must flag over crossing.
Brampton and Oakville Subdivisions
Toronto—Bathurst Street—M. 1.12.
Crossing Brampton Subdivision with Canadian Pacific Railway; non-interlocking.
Crossing Brampton and Oakville Subdivisions; non-interlocking; eastward movements from Brampton Subdivision are governed by home signal, 1512 feet west of Bathurst Street overhead bridge. All movements must stop before passing signal.
Brampton Subdivision
Toronto—Tecumseth Street—M. 1.33.
Crossing Canadian Pacific Railway freight house lead; interlocking. Trains stopped within limits of this interlocking or requiring to make irregular movement for which no signal is provided, must not move in either direction until proper permission has been given by the signalman on duty. (B.R.C. 19699)
Westward main track movements over C.P.R. Crossing are governed by home signal located one thousand and fity (1,050) feet west of Bathurst Street overhead bridge and on south side of Eastward main track.
Brampton Subdivision
West Toronto—M. 4.84.
Canadian Pacific Railway crossing; interlocking. Eastward trains in making stop at diamond must stop west of Weston Road, which is fifty yards west of semaphore. (B.R.C. 19691)
Newmarket Subdivision
M. 4.58.
Canadian Pacific Railway crossing; interlocking. (B.R.C. 47436)
Newmarket Subdivision
Davenport Road—M. 4.86.
Toronto Transportation Commission (Electric) crossing; interlocking. Semaphores on Canadian National tracks, derails on Toronto Transportation Commission tracks only. Signalman on duty continuously. (B.R.C. 32175)
Oakville Subdivision
Cabin "E"—M. 1.65.
Canadian Pacific Railway crossing; interlocking (B.R.C. 42757)
Oakville Subdivision
Cabin "E"—M. 8.44.
Canadian Pacific Railway crossing; interlocking (B.R.C. 12750)
Yard limits
Bala Subdivision Toronto Terminals Railway Company Limit Sign
5,490 feet North of Don (yard limit sign located east of main track).
Oshawa Subdivision 2,706 feet West of ScarboroIncludes yard limits to Scarboro..
5,408 feet East of Danforth.
Toronto Terminals Railway Company Limit Sign.
Brampton Subdivision Toronto Terminals Railway Company Limit Sign
5,960 feet West of West Toronto.
Newmarket Subdivision Junction Switch, Parkdale to
2,151 feet North of St. Clair West.
Freight Tracks Jarvis Street
Cabin "E"
Leaside—Dovercourt Road Line Oriole
Donlands
GECO Branch Mileage 326.96 Oshawa Subdivision
Mileage 59.54 Uxbridge Subdivision
Speed restrictions
Miles per hour
Passenger trains Schedule Speed
Except as otherwise and further restricted, passenger trains must not exceed the fastest schedule speed given for a regular train.
Freight trains, engines with caboose or light engines 40
Trains leaving sidings where spring switches are located must not exceed twenty-five miles per hour until entire train has passed through switch.
Permanent slow orders
Mileage Miles per hour
Bala Subdivision
1.78 Eastern Avenue. (B.R.C. 75681) 15
2.81 All movements on siding, when approaching and within four hundred feet of Winchester Street public crossing at grade (B.R.C. 77424) 10
1.96 to 5.39 Don to Mileage 5.39 25
Belt Line
1.52 Lyons Ave. (B.T.C. 49143) 10
0.00 to 0.95 Fairbank to Dufferin Street 20
0.95 to 4.51 Dufferin St. to Mount Pleasant Road (east of Yonge St.) 10
Brampton Subdivision
5.54 West Toronto, through spring switch, end double track, westward trains 15
GECO Branch
20
Leaside—Dovercourt Road Line
1.95 Bridge 10
Newmarket Subdivision
4.80 to 4.94 Within 400 feet of, or passing over Davenport Road. (B.R.C. 32175) 15
All trains, except first and second class, while moving between mileage 7.00 and Yard Limit Sign, mileage 5.68 Newmarket Subdivision, must not exceed yard speed.
Oakville Subdivision
1.12 Bathurst St. passing through switches 15
3.51 Sunnyside, on tracks 1 and 2 at passenger station 10
6.02 to 8.60 40
8.46 On track No.2—passing over switch and rounding curve 35
8.51 to 12.78 On track No. 4 35
For main track movements against current of traffic the following speed restriction applies at public crossing at grade until engine or leading car has passed over it:—
8.77 Tracks nos. 2 and 4 15