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
1942-09
Alf Coverdale photo, Dave Shaw collection
Station from siding looking towards Allandale.
1965c
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.