C.N.Rys. Allandale

Station: Allandale, a.k.a. Barrie
Subdivision: Meaford Milton Newmarket
Mileage: 0.00 84.19 62.98
Symbols: C*KWZ CKWZ C*KWZCovers yard limit to BarrieCNR.CR.NOD.8, p. 4.
Train Order: DN DN DN
Office Signals: GO GO GO
Sidings: Yard Yard Yard
Other Tracks: Yard Yard Yard
Yard Limit Boards: 5,050 feet North 5,687 feet South 8,785 feet South
Location: 285 Bradford Street
Barrie
(Simcoe County, Innisfil Township)
HSMBC Report: RSR-19
Designation / Year: Positive / 1990

Meaford Subdivision

*Coal only.

Train No. 62 will arrive on and train No. 662 will leave from second track in front of Allandale Station, West Side. This track is known as Milton Subdivision main track from first crossover switch north of Allandale Station.

Milton Subdivision

None.

Newmarket Subdivision

*Coal only.

Trains must obtain terminal clearance at Allandale.

Second track in front of station on Newmarket Subdivision between second crossover switch located 1588 feet South of station and crossover switch located 962 feet North of station is "siding" for the meeting of passenger trains.

All movements over Bradford Street on Canadian General Electric Co. track will stop clear and movement over crossing must be protected by a member of crew.

Date Event
1853-01-11/1853-01-20 OS&HURR tenders construction of depotThe Globe (Toronto), Tuesday, January 11, 1853, p. 3.
1853 OS&HUR builds first stationFrim-2002, p. 48.
1853-10-11 OS&HUR begins operating to AllandaleStevens-1960, p. 398
1858-08 OS&HUR becomes the NRCCooper-2001, p. 392; Mika-1978, p. 33; Stevens-1960, p. 410.
1860-09-10 NRC operates special train for His Royal Majesty, Albert, Prince of WalesWalker-1953, p. 8.
1868 NRC builds second stationCooper-2001, p. 276.
1894-04-10 Second station and restaurant destroyed by fireThe Globe (Toronto), Wednesday, April 11, 1894, p. 1.
1894 GTR builds refreshment building, which is partially used as waiting room, ticket office and, as space becomes shorter, additional administrative offices. A separate one-storey building provided baggage, conductors' and express roomsCooper-2001, p. 276; Frim-2002, p. 49.
1896 Thunderstorm washes out yardBarrie Northern Advance, August 20, 1896.
1903-10-01 GTR is considering a new roundhouse, repair shop and additional yard tracksThe Globe (Toronto), Thursday, October 1, 1903, p. 2, c. 1.
1903-11-30 GTR confirms plans to build new new roundhouseThe Globe (Toronto), Monday, November 30, 1903, p. 10, c. 4.
1905-06-19 GTR opens fourth (present) stationBarrie Examiner, June 22, 1905; Cooper-2001, p. 276.
1910-07-01 Freight sheds, weigh scale house and 12 cars destroyed by fireThe Railway and Marine World (Toronto), No. 150 (July 1910), p. 639.
1961-10-29 Appears as "Allandale" in time tabesCNR.A.190; CNR.GLR.NOA.32, p. 3.
1962-04-29 Appears as "Barrie" in time tablesCNR.A.191; CNR.GLR.NOA.33, p. 3.
1964-06 CNR demolishes roundhouseBarrie Examiner, June 24, 1964.
1980 Station closedCooper-2001, p. 276.
1996 (Fall) CNR lifts rails between Allandale and LongfordHansen-1997, pp. TBD.
Date Image Notes
n.d.
Andrew Merrilees Collection / NAC / B-003942
GTR stations in Allandale.
After 1868
Andrew Merrilees Collection / NAC/ PA-138975
Second NRC station.
After 1868
James R. Stevens Collection / SCM
Second NRC Station.
1880c
TRL / Souvenir View Book Collection / Call No. 917.1317 S594 BR
Track to Barrie.
1894/1905
A. Micklethwaite / NAC / PA-205041
GTR Refreshment building/third station.
1896-09-15/20 GTR refreshment and yard buildings (washout of August 15, 1896).
1900/1925
Andrew Merrilees Collection / NAC / PA-207351
GTR stations in Allandale.
1905
Dave Spaulding Collection
GTR station.
1905c Click to Enlarge
JPS Collection
Postcard view of GTR station looking north along track to Barrie. Postmarked Jan. 8, 1906 Barrie.
1905c Click to Enlarge
JPS Collection
Postcard view of GTR station looking north along track to Barrie. Postmarked Sep. 5, 1906 Barrie.
1905c
SCA
Postcard view of GTR station looking north along track to Barrie.
1905c
SCA
Postcard view of GTR station looking south along track from Barrie.
1907/37
Cara Holdings Limited / NAC / Acc. 1990-088
Station.
1910/23
Al Paterson Collection
GTR coaling tower.
1910c Click to Enlarge
JPS collection
Postcard view of station; line to North Bay on right and to Meaford on left.
1914-09-28
John Boyd / NAC PA-061287
West elevation of station looking on Meaford Subdivision from Essa road.
1915
CSTM / CN Photo Collection / Image CN000609

JPS Collection

JPS Collection
GTR station from Kempenfeldt Bay. This same photo was used for postcards from the same era.
1915-09-29
NAC / PA-071633
GTR train coming into Allandale station from Barrie station.
1916-11-21
NAC / PA-29917
GTR station.
1916-11-21
John Boyd / NAC PA-69917
Looking north towards station from Newmarket Subdivision—Meaford and "Double Track to Barrie" begin on left and right sides of station, respectively.
1941
CSTM / CN Photo Collection / Image CN000610
GTR station from Meaford Subdivision platform.
1941
NAC / PA-032687
GTR station.
1954-09-12
Robert J. Sandusky photo
East and north (Newmarket Subdivision track) elevations of station.
1956-09-22
John Freyseng photo / Helmut G. Osterman collection
GTR station.
n.d.
CSTM / CN Photo Collection / Image CN004775
CNR station from (timetable) north.
n.d.
Elizabeth A. Willmot photo
East (Newmarket Subdivision track) elevation of CNR Station.
n.d. Click to Enlarge
JPS Collection
Aerial postcard view of Allandale station grounds. Postmark illegible London.
1974
CIHB
East elevation of restaurant.
1974
CIHB
East elevation showing upper part of operators bay.
1974
CIHB
South part of east elevation of station showing waiting room windows.
1974
CIHB
South part of east elevation of station showing waiting room entrance.
1974
CIHB
East elevation showing restaurant and division office.
1990
Marilyn E. Armstrong-Reynolds photo / AHB
East elevation of station.
1990
Marilyn E. Armstrong-Reynolds photo / AHB
East elevation showing station, restaurant and division office.
1990
Marilyn E. Armstrong-Reynolds photo / AHB
East elevation of restaurant and division office.
1990
Marilyn E. Armstrong-Reynolds photo / AHB
South elevation of station.
1990
Marilyn E. Armstrong-Reynolds photo / AHB
West elevation of station.
1990
Marilyn E. Armstrong-Reynolds photo / AHB
West elevation showing division office, restaurant and station.
1990
Marilyn E. Armstrong-Reynolds photo / AHB
Detail of columns.
1990
Marilyn E. Armstrong-Reynolds photo / AHB
East elevation of division office.
1990
Marilyn E. Armstrong-Reynolds photo / AHB
West elevation of division office.
2006-12-28 Click to Enlarge
JPS photo
West (Meaford Subdivision) elevation of station.
2006-12-28 Click to Enlarge
JPS photo
South end of station.
2006-12-28 Click to Enlarge
JPS photo
South part of east (Newmarket Subdivision) elevation of station.
2006-12-28 Click to Enlarge
JPS photo
North part of east (Newmarket Subdivision) elevation of station.
2006-12-28 Click to Enlarge
JPS photo
South and west (Meaford Subdivision) elevations of station.
2006-12-28 Click to Enlarge
JPS photo
South elevation of restaurant.
2006-12-28 Click to Enlarge
JPS photo
Waiting room at south end of station.
2006-12-28 Click to Enlarge
JPS photo
Eve details on station.
2006-12-28 Click to Enlarge
JPS photo
South part of west (Meaford Subdivision) elevation of station.
2006-12-28 Click to Enlarge
JPS photo
West (Meaford Subdivision) elevation of station.
2006-12-28 Click to Enlarge
JPS photo
West (Meaford Subdivision) elevation of covered connection between station and restaurant.
2006-12-28 Click to Enlarge
JPS photo
West (Meaford Subdivision) elevation of restaurant.
2006-12-28 Click to Enlarge
JPS photo
North and west (Meaford Subdivision) elevations of restaurant.
2006-12-28 Click to Enlarge
JPS photo
North and west (Meaford Subdivision) elevations of division office.
2006-12-28 Click to Enlarge
JPS photo
North and east (Newmarket Subdivision) elevations of division office.
2006-12-28 Click to Enlarge
JPS photo
South and east (Newmarket Subdivision) elevations of division office..
2006-12-28 Click to Enlarge
JPS photo
South part of east (Newmarket Subdivision) elevation of restaurant.
2006-12-28 Click to Enlarge
JPS photo
Middle part of east (Newmarket Subdivision) elevation of restaurant..
2006-12-28 Click to Enlarge
JPS photo
North part of east (Newmarket Subdivision) elevation of restaurant.
2006-12-28 Click to Enlarge
JPS photo
Eve details on restaurant.
2006-12-28 Click to Enlarge
JPS photo
Former Meaford Subdivision elevation of station.
Date Reference Railway Subject Description
n.d. NAC / Col. RG30M Acc. 945013, Box R 977-4 Kempenfelt yard.
n.d. NAC / Col. RG30M Acc. 81293/55 Item 169 Junction of NRC and H&NWR. Plan.
n.d. NAC / Col. RG30M Acc. 90137 Item 401 Track plan. 1"=50'
1877-10-04 NAC / Col. RG30M Acc. 90137 Item 326 H&NWR Track plan.
1889-01-26 NAC / Col. RG30M Acc. 78903/42 Item 13 G.T.Ry. Blacksmith shop. Plan. Section. Side elevations.
n.d. NAC / Col. RG30M Acc. 945103 Box 7 G.T.Ry. Refreshment building.
1894-06-15 NAC / Col. RG30M Acc. 78903/42 Item 14 G.T.Ry. Baggage, express and conductors building Plan. Section. End elevation.
1894-10-10 NAC / Col. RG30M Acc. 78903/42 Item 15 G.T.Ry. Refreshment building Ground and first floor plans. Side and front elevations. Section.
1894c NAC / Col. RG30M Acc. 78903/42 Item 16 G.T.Ry. Engine house. Pit doors. Plans. Sections. Elevations.
1894c NMC135269 G.T.Ry. Track plan. 1"=50'
1903c NAC / Col. RG30M Acc. 78903/42 Item 17 G.T.Ry. Locomotive foremen's office and storeroom Side and end elevations. Section. Basement and ground floor plan.
1946-05 Wilson-2007, pp. 56-57 C.N.Rys. Track plan.