This site is intended to aid fellow researchers and modellers looking for information on Canadian National Railways' stations in Ontario. Stations are organized alphabetically or by April 25, 1954 Subdivisions per Employee Time Tables. A short description outlining the history of the Subdivision is provided to establish the time line for station construction and ownership.
I am primarily interested in the past and present stations of the former Northern Railway of Canada (e.g., the ca. 1954 Huntsville, Meaford, Newmarket and Penetang Subdivisions) but since many of the replacement stations on the former NRC were common to those built by the Grand Trunk Railway or Canadian National Railways in Ontario, the goal is to cover all C.N.Rys. Subdivisions in the province.
My secondary interest is the former Port Dover & Lake Huron railway (e.g., the ca. 1954 Hickson, Otterville and Simcoe Subdivisions), which ran through my parents' hometown of Burgessville. Prior to the December 4, 1935 abandonment of the Burgessville to Woodstock section, the line ran through my grandparent's farm on the East Oxford/Norwich Town Line.
I am deeply indebted to the authors of those books and articles cited but especially to Peter Bowers, Charles Cooper, Keith Hansen and Ian Wilson whose books are a treasure trove of information on the C.N.Rys. and its predecessors in southern Ontario. Their collective research has made this work all the easier. I must also acknowledge the valuable information provided by members of the various railway historical associations/societies and special interest groups.
Special thanks to Jacqueline Stuart, formerly of the Aurora & District Historical Society for information on Aurora and Cherry, Gene Burles for photographs from his personal collection, Bill Blain for research and photographs of Gilford, Colin Churcher for excerpts from C.N.Rys. Synoptic History, Charles Cooper for copies of the G.T.Ry. ca. 1907 Inventories and Parks Canada for copies of the Railway Station Reports. Thanks also to those that have shared time tables from their personal collections.
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Jeffrey P. Smith
Lee's Summit, Missouri