Station: Burlington, a.k.a. Burlington JunctionGTR-1902, p. 31, Freeman, Wellington SquareGWR 1867, p. 7
Subdivision: Beach Milton Oakville
Mileage: 8.74 0.01 32.02
Train Order: DN DN DN
Office Signals: SQThe "SQ" office signal derives from the original name of the station, Wellington Square. SQ SQ
Sidings: 44 .. W.105
Other Tracks: Yard .. 70
Yard Limits: 1,000 feet East of switch at Hargrove 2,417 feet North of Junction Switch 6,445 feet East of Station
8,685 feet West of Station
(Halton County, Nelson Township)
HSMBC Report: RSR-231
Designation / Year: Negative / 1994

Beach Subdivision

Switch leading from Beach Subdivision to Oakville Subdivision is equipped with spring switch. Dwarf signal No. 306 operated from station governs trains to Oakville Subdivision. (See Oakville Subdivison footnotes.)

Milton Subdivision


Oakville Subdivision

Trains will not require terminal clearance passing from one subdivision to another at Burlington ... (except ... trains from Milton Subdivision at Burlington) provided train order signal, if any, indicates proceed.

No. 821 will stop on flag at ... Burlington ... to entrain passengers for points beyond Hamilton.

Junction switch mileage 30.82 is equipped with spring switch; see further instructions, page 36. Dwarf signal No. 306 operated from station governs trains entering Oakville Subdivision; dwarf signal No. 305 governs movement against the current of traffic over this spring switch. Rule 140a applicable.

Movement from Beach Subdivision eastward track, and from Milton Subdivision, may be made without flag protection, after conforming with Rule 512 and obtaining "No Train Approaching" indication. These instructions do not relieve employees from observance of Rule 255.

West Switch of Westward Siding is equipped with Spring Switch and "Leave Siding" Signal. See further instructions, page 36.

"Take Siding" signal units located on eastward signal No. 322 and westward signal No. 303.

When "Take Siding" signal is displayed on eastward siganl No. 322 Eastward train will clear on main track of Beach Subdivision.

Sounding of engine whistles on any locomotive, car or other mechanism propelled on a Railway is prohibited in respect to Brant Street public crossing at grade, which is first public crossing at grade east of station, except when necessary to prevent accident. (B.T.C. 61080). This does not prohibit the sounding of engine whistles when necessary for train operation.

Brant Street gates will not be lowered while eastward passenger trains are standing at station, and clear of public crossing at grade. Before starting train, engineer will sound engine whistle signal (14g), and must know that crossing gates have been lowered.

Engines must not stand close to Brant Street in order to avoid annoyance to residents.

Date Event
Before 1867 GWR builds first station (Wellington Square)
1883 G.T.Ry. builds second station.
1906 G.T.Ry. builds third stationCooper, p. 264.
Date Image Notes
Post 1906
NAC PA 205048
Third station (GTR).
Post 1906 Image Not Available
BHS P30690
View of the south and west elevations, auxiliary shed, horse-drawn produce wagons
Post 1906 Image Not Available
BHS P31398
Built after a fire destroyed the first Freeman Station in 1904, the Freeman / Burlington Junction Station was operated by CNR (from 1923) and VIA until October 1988, when passenger facilities were removed to the GO Station on Fairview Street. Removed from its original site in 2006 to await a new location and use.
1907c Image Not Available
BHS P30049
Postcard view of third station (GTR).
Date Reference Railway Subject Description
1883-03-21 NAC / Col. RG30M Acc. 78903/42 Item 72 G.T.Ry. Station. Plans. Section. Elevation.
1954-08 Wilson-2007, p. 16 C.N.Rys. Track plan.