C.N.Rys. Brantford

Station: Brantford
Subdivision: Burford Dundas Dunnville
Mileage: (0.32)Junction Switch with Dunnville Subdivision; station is 0.32 miles West on Dundas Subdivision. 22.98 75.38Junction Switch with Dundas Subdivision; station is 0.29 miles west on Dundas Subdivision.
Symbols: C*KWZ C*K*WXZ C*K*W
Train Order: DN DN DN
Office Signals: NF NF NF
Sidings: Yard Yard Yard
Other Tracks: Yard Yard Yard
Yard Limit Signs: 19,799 feet west of Junction Switch, Dunnville Subdivision. 6,063 feet east of Station
6,105 feet west of Station
4,159 feet east of Junction Switch, Dundas Subdivision.
Location: Download KML file for Google Earth Wadsworth and Market Streets
Brantford
(Brant County, Brantford Township)
HSMBC Report: RSR-5
Designation / Year: Positive / 1989

Burford Subdivision

*Coal only.

Distance junction switch Dunnville and Burford Subdivisions to station 0.32 mile. Normal position of switch, mileage 0.21 is for eastward trains. (See Dunnville and Dundas Subdivision footnotes.)

Air Brakes must be in service on all cars when being moved between Brantford (Dundas Subdivision) and Brantford, Colborne Street.

All movements over Dalhousie Street (B.T.C. 56086), Colborne Street (B.T.C. 58559) and switching movements over Market Street (B.T.C. 57432), West Colborne Street (B.T.C. 66128) and Chatham Street (B.T.C. 67148) must be protected by member of crew.

Dundas Subdivision

*Coal only.

*Register station for trains originating and terminating.

Burford and Dunnville Subdivision trains in both directions use Dundas Subdivision eastward main track between crossover located 800 feet East of station and junction switch of Dundas and Dunnville Subdivision—interlocking. Distance junction switch Dundas and Dunnville Subdivisions to station 0.29 mile.

Westward freight trains stopping at Brantford must leave train clear of interlocking.

Dunnville Subdivision

*Coal only.

*Register station for regular trains. Operator register Nos. 488 and 486.

Trains (except No. 218) will not require terminal clearance passing from one subdivision to another at Brantford provided train order signal indicates "proceed".

Burford Subdivision trains in both directions use Dunnville Subdivision track between Junction Switch of Burford and Dunnville Subdivisions and Junction switch of Dunnville and Dundas Subdivisions—a distance of 178 feet—Interlocking. (See Burford and Dundas Subdivision footnotes.) Distance Junction Switch Dunnville Subdivision to station 0.29 mile.

Westward freight trains stopping at Brantford must leave train clear of interlocking.

Date Event
1873-11-09 Express No. 5 collides head-on with Mixed No. 8 about 4½ miles east of BrantfordThe Woodstock Sentinel Friday, November 14, 1873, p. 2.
1903-05-09 GTR officials inspect stationThe Globe (Toronto), Monday, May 11, 1903, p. 8.
1903-05-13 GTR begins lowering tracks on its Harrisburg-Tillsonburg line in Brantford to provide grade separated crossing with its Buffalo-Goderich line in perparation for diverting mainlineThe Globe (Toronto), 1903-05-14, p. 10.
1905-09-30 GTR officially opens new mainline via BrantfordThe Globe (Toronto), Monday, October 2, 1905, pp. 1 & 3.
Date Image Notes
1910c
TRL/CPCC Acc. PC-ON 300
GTR station.
1910c
JPS collection
GTR station.
1910c
NAC / PA-21864
Station.
1910c
NAC / PA-21870
Station.
1912/14c
Andrew Merrilees Collection / NAC / PA-164442
Station.
1952
CN Photo Collection / CTSM / Image CN000618
CNR station.
  • Passenger train #17 arriving at station.
n.d.
Corporation of the City of Brantford
Station.
n.d.
Unknown
VIA Rail station.
Date Reference Railway Subject Description
n.d. NAC / Col. RG30M Acc. 945013, Box Z G.T.Ry. Proposed freight offices 23-40.
n.d. NAC / Col. RG30M Acc. 78903/42 Item 51 G.T.Ry. Freight Offices. Basement, first and second floor plans. Font and side elevations. Section.
n.d. NAC / Col. RG30M Acc. 78903/42 Item 52 G.T.Ry. Additional Freight Offices and Freight Sheds. Basement, first and second floor plans. Font and side elevations. Section.
1871 NAC / Col. RG30M Acc. 78903/42 Item 53 G.W.Ry. Passenger House. Plan. Elevation. Section.
1881-06-25 NAC / Col. RG30M Acc. 78903/42 Item 54 G.T.Ry. Location Plan.
1892c NAC / Col. RG30M Acc. 81203/55 Item 288 G.T.Ry. Street crossing. Plan. Profile.
1893c NAC / Col. RG30M Acc. 81203/55 Item 40 G.T.Ry. Electric street railways crossings. Plan.
1893c NAC / Col. RG30M Acc. 81203/55 Item 41 G.T.Ry. Street crossings. Plan. 1 in. = 200 ft.
1930-10-23 NAC / Col. RG30M Acc. 78903/42 Item 55 C.N.Rys. Coaling Tower. Plan. Elevation.
1947-07-19 NAC / Col. RG30M Acc. 78903/42 Item 56 C.N.Rys. Station. Rear elevation. Traced from original drawings by Spier & Rhono, Windsor.
1947-07-19 NAC / Col. RG30M Acc. 78903/42 Item 57 C.N.Rys. Express building. Elevations. Traced from original drawings by Spier & Rhono, Windsor.