C.N.Rys. Barrie

Station: Barrie
Subdivision: Newmarket
Mileage: 64.08
Symbols: Z
Train Order: N
Office Signals: BR
Sidings: ..
Other Tracks: ..
Yard Limit Boards: 2,791 feet northCovers yard limit to AllandaleCNR.CR.NOD.8, p. 4.
Location: (Simcoe County, Medonte Township)

Trains instructed to meet or wait by train order will do so at lead switch South end of station platform.

No. 3 will stop at Barrie and Orillia to entrain traffic for points Washago and West.

Date Event
1865c NRC constructs first, wood frame stationSimcoe County Archives—correspondence; Frim-2002, p. 55.
1865-06-17/1865-06-20 NRC advertises opening to BarrieThe Daily Globe (Toronto), June 17 through June 20, 1865.
1865-06-21 NRC opens to BarrieThe Daily Globe (Toronto), June 22, 1865; Smith-1956, p. 35Stevens states that the "Barrie Switch" opened in June 1859Stevens-1960, p. 401..
1870c NRC constructs second, brick stationSimcoe County Archives—correspondence.
1875-05-03 Frederick Checkley of Toronto, a brakesman on southbound GTR freight is killed near BarrieThe Globe (Toronto), Tuesday May 4, 1875, p. 1
1910c GTR renovates stationThese renovations do not appear in the ca. 1907 GTR Inventory GTR.ND.1907, p. 157. CNR also made alterations in 1928.:
  • A semi-circular "Ladies Parlor" on east end;
  • A tower with the ladies lavatory on the ground floor on south (track) east corner;
  • Operator's bay window on south (track) side;
  • Bay window in "Men's Smoking Room" on north (rear) side;
  • Porte-cochère on north entrance; and
  • Interior rearrangements.
1945 Canadian General Electric opens small appliances plantGE Canada website.
1961-10-29 Appears in time tableCNR.A.190; CNR.GLR.NOA.32, p. 3.
1962-04-29 Absent from time tableCNR.A.191; CNR.GLR.NOA.33, p. 3.
1963 CNR demolishes stationFrim, p. 48
1984 GE's small appliances unit sold to Black & DeckerGE Canada website.
Date Image Notes
n.d.
NAC / 32819
Street and waiting room end elevation of second station.
n.d.
SCM
Station.
n.d.
JPS collection
TRL, Souvenir View Book Collection Call No.: 917.1317 S594 BR
Albertype Company collection, NAC PA-032854
Postcard of GTR station and post office. Walter Scott, Barrie. Postmark illegible. Note that the station does not have the circular (ladies) waiting room on the east end, the tower nor the bay window, so this photograph must be of the station as it was originally constructed.
1878
OA I0002483

Second station in the NRC era showing relationship to wharf. The side wheeler is the Northern Railway of Canada's "Lady of the Lakes". It is clear that the "covered shed" shown on NAC/NMC78983 was not original to the station.

Built by Captain Hugh Chisholm for Captain Issac May and named for that latter's daughter, the "Emily May" was launched in 1861. At 144 feet long and with a capacity of 400 passengers, she was the largest steamer to operate on Lake Simcoe. Purchased in 1874 by the Northern Railway, she plied Lake Simcoe as "Lady of the Lakes" until 1883 when she was burned at her moorings at Belle EwartHunter-1909; OPL / William Frost Scrapbook; Historical Plaque, Belle Ewart.

1881-08-13
NLC/CIN Record 279, Barand Brothers
Reception of the Governor-General and Suite at Barrie, Ontario.
1890c
Lake Simcoe Marine Heritage Society
1900c
NAC / PA-32819
Postcard view of second NRC station.
1900c Click to Enlarge
JPS Collection
A postcard of the second NRC station during the GTR era before renovations. Published by N.W.E. King, Barrie. Postally unused.
1900c Click to Enlarge
JPS Collection
A postcard of the second NRC station during the GTR era before renovations. Published by The Valetine & Sons Publishing Co., Ltd., Montréal and Toronto (No. 101.868). Postally unused.
1900c Click to Enlarge
JPS Collection
A postcard of the second NRC station during the GTR era before renovations. Published by Nerlich & Co., Toronto. Postally unused.
1900c Click to Enlarge
JPS Collection
A postcard view Overlooking G.T.R. Station and Harbor, Barrie, Ont. showing second NRC station during the GTR era before renovations. Printed by Warwick Brothers & Rutter Ltd., Toronto. Postally unused.
1901-10-10
NAC C-023033
Royal train.
1905c Click to Enlarge
JPS Collection
Postcard view of Barrie waterfront looking towards station. Published by Warwick Brothers & Rutter Ltd., Toronto. Postmarked December 20, 1905.
1906c
JPS Collection
Postcard view of Barrie waterfront looking towards station.
1910c Click to Enlarge
JPS Collection
Postcard view of second station in the GTR era after renovations, which added the tower and "covered shed". Published by Valetine & Sons Publishing Co. Ltd., Montréal and Toronto. Postmarked August 17, 1914.
1910c
TRL/CPCC Acc. PC-ON 99
Postcard view of second station in the GTR era after renovations, which added the tower and "covered shed".
1910c Click to Enlarge
JPS Collection
Low level postcard view of second station in the GTR era after renovations. Published by Novelty Manufacturing & Art Printing Co., Montréal. Postally unused.
1910c
TRL/CPCC Acc. PC-ON 100
JPS collection
Postcard view of second station and waterfront in the GTR era from Kempenfeldt Bay. Published by Valetine & Sons Publishing Co., Ltd., Montréal and Toronto. Printed in England. Postally unused.
1910c Click to Enlarge
JPS collection
Aerial View, Barrie, Ont. Published by Photogelatine Engraving Co., Ltd., Toronto. Postally unused.
1910c Click to Enlarge
JPS Collection
Similar to colored aerial view of Barrie above; however, postcard is titled Allandale, Ont. Published by Photogelatine Engraving Co. Ltd., Ottawa. Postmarked Allandale August 26, 1926.
1914c
Unknown
Postcard view of second station and waterfront in GTR era.
1920c Click to Enlarge
JPS collection
Postcard aerial view of Barrie. Postally unused.
1920c
JPS collection
Postcard view of station and postoffice. Printed by The Photogelatine Engraving Co. Ltd., Ottawa. Postmarked August 9, 1928 at Orillia.
1920c
Albertype Company collection, NAC PA-032820
GTR station.
1923c Click to Enlarge
JPS Collection
Postcard view of C.N.R. Depot, Barrie, Ont., Canada. Published by Valetine-Black Co., Limited, Toronto. Postally unused.
1930c Click to Enlarge
JPS Collection
Postcard view of The Water Front, Lake Simcoe, Barrie, Ont., Canada. Published by Valentine-Black Co., Ltd., Toronto. Postmarked June 14, 1930.
1942-07
NAC PA-201192
CNR station.
1943c Click to Enlarge
JPS Collection
Postcard view of Cenotaph, Barrie, Ontario, Canada and rear of railway station. Published by Photogelatine Engraving Co. Ltd. Ottawa. Postmarked 1943-04-03 at Camp Borden, Ont. M.P.O. 202.
1948c Click to Enlarge
JPS Collection
Postcard view of CNR Station and Waterfront, Barrie, Ontario, Canada. Published by Jack H. Bain, Toronto. Postmarked 1948-06-25.
1949c
SCA
Rear elevation of station (rotated and cropped from original).
1950c
Dave Shaw Collection
CNR station.
1958-07-16
John Rehor photo, Keith Hopkin collection
CNR station.
1960c Click to Enlarge
JPS Collection
Postcard view of The Waterfront, Barrie, Ontario Canada. Published by Royal Specialty Sales, Toronto, ON. Plastichrome® by Colourpicture Publishers, Inc., Boston, MA. Postally unused.
1960c Click to Enlarge
JPS Collection
Skyline of Barrie, taken from Kempenfeldt Bay. Barrie, Ontario, Canada. Published Alex Wilson Pub. Ltd., Dryden, Ont. Postally unused.
1970c Click to Enlarge
JPS Collection
Postcard view of Barrie showing redevelopment of waterfront. Published by Peterborough Post Card Co., Peterborough, Canada. Postally unused.
Date Reference Railway Subject Description
n.d. NAC / Col. RG30M Acc. 945013 Box O Yard. 1594-8.
n.d. NAC / Col. RG30M Acc. 945013 Box R (707-7)
1870 NAC / Col. RG30M Acc. 945013 Box P 976-9 Barrie, Front.
1892 NAC / Col. RG30M Acc. 945013 Box P Barrie Br. Anderton's encroachment (976-5).
1903c NAC / Col. RG30M Acc. 78903/42 Item 31 G.T.Ry. New office and storeroom. Front and side elevation. Section. Ground and cellar plans.
1928c NAC/NMC78983
SCA / Acc. 2003-24
C.N.Rys. Station. Ground floor plan.
1928c JPS C.N.Rys. Station. First Floor Plan
1946-05 C.N.Rys. Track plan.