C.N.Rys. Colwell

Station: Colwell, a.k.a. Harrison'sNRC-1878, Harrison Junction
Subdivision: Meaford Penetang
Mileage: 5.52 0.00
Symbols: R* R
Train Order: P P
Office Signals: GP ..
Sidings: 39 (M5.45 to M5.87) ..
Other Tracks: .. 12
  • Unknown: N.12 (M0.04)
Location: (Simcoe County, Essa Township)

Meaford Subdivision

All trains may leave Colwell ... without terminal clearance.

*Extras will not register unless so instructed by Despatcher.

Penetang Subdivision

Trains may leave Colwell without terminal clearance.

Date Event
1871-11-13 Southbound express train collides with wood train standing on siding; no one is injuredThe Globe (Toronto), November 15, 1871, p. 1
1878 (Summer) Appears as Harrisons' in NRC PTTNRC-1878, p. 4.
1902-07-15 Appears as Colwell in PTTGTRS-19020715, p. 32.
Date Image Notes
Alf Coverdale photo, Dave Shaw collection
Station from siding looking towards Allandale.
Don Ritchie photo
North and west (track) elevations of station.
Date Reference Railway Subject Description
1895-01-19 NAC / Col. RG30M Acc. 90137 Item 105 G.T.Ry. Track plan. 1"=50'
1953-12-31 C.N.Rys. Operating Diagrams Meaford Subdivision, Sheet 1
1955c Wilson-1998, p. 80 C.N.Rys. Track plan. Note that crossover from Penetang to Meaford Subdivision is not shown but its location is west of the station.