C.N.Rys. Gilford

Station: Gilford
Subdivision: Newmarket
Mileage: 49.01
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Office Signals: ..
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Other Tracks: S.12 (M48.90)
Location: (Simcoe County, West Gwilllimbury Township)
Date Event
1860-09-10 NRC operates special train for His Royal Majesty, Albert, Prince of WalesWalker-1953, pp. 8 & 52.
1870c NRC constructs extension to to combination station, condition listed as "Good" ca. 1907GTR.ND.1907, p. 154The ca. 1907 GTR inventory gives the size as 30'-4"×118'-0 but the ca. 1869 NRC drawing shows an overall length of approximately. The station is similar in design to the TS&MJR station at Washago and NER station at Severn..
1905 GTR constructs:
  • Flag stop station: 12'×18', sill foundation , wood frame, shingle roof"GTR.ND.1907, p. 154 and
  • 288 ft2 "platform"GTR.ND.1907, p. 154.
1956-09-30/1960-10-30 Mail catch postCNR.CR.NOD.16/28
1964-04-26 Appears in CNR PTTCNR.A.195, Table 55.
1964-09-02 Mrs. Fern Todd offers to purchase Gilford station from CNR for $25.00. My father, Carl Hampel, worked with the Grand Trunk Railway and the Canadian National railway practically all his working days, having retired from the C.N.R. office staff in Allandale in 1958. Gordon's family have lived in the Gilford area since 1831. We have, therefore, between us, a very deep interest in this quaint station and would very much like to preserve it in its local area.Letter from Mrs. G.A. Todd to Mr. G.H. Bloomfield, Simcoe County Archives, Stack No. E10 B1 R3B S6 Sh4
1964-09-24 CNR accepts offer to purchase Gilford station, subject to the following conditions:
  1. You are to remove the station building from the Railway's lands on or before 30 November 1964.
  2. You will fill the basement or cellar if any, of the said facility to the level of the surrounding land and leave the site in a neat and tidy condition, free from debris of any kind.
  3. You hereby release and agree to indemnify and save harmless the Railway from and against all loss, injury, damages, compensation (including awards made by any Workmen's Compensation Board), expenses, charges and costs whatsoever which the Railway may suffer or incur, whether in respect to injury to the public or to the employees of the Railway or your Contractor or any subcontractor, or of damage to the property of the Railway, your Contractor or others, or in respect to any infringement of any rights, privileges or easement, by reason of or attributable to this contract or its performance.
  4. You will pay the full amount of the consideration, namely, $25.00 (plus 3% Ontario Sales Tax) before any work of demolition or removal is commenced. Your deposit of $10.00 will be returned to you as sonn as the structure has been removed and the site cleaned up to the satisfaction of the Railway.
Letter from Mr. G.H. Bloomfield to Mrs. G.A. Todd , Simcoe County Archives, Stack No. E10 B1 R3B S6 Sh4
1964-09-29 Mrs. Fern Todd pays $26.00 to purchase Gilford station.
1964-10-25 Does not appear in CNR PTTCNR.A.196, Table 60.
1965-01-05 Contract and sales order for purchase of Gilford station.
1976-09-22 Based on Ministry of Transport and Communications, Permit No. D 890, station moved to Simcoe County MuseumRobert Price—correspondence.
Date Image Notes
1905c
Bill Blain collection
Flag stop station (left) and freight house (right) looking south from Concession 15/Main Street.
1915-07-21
Bill Blain collection
East (track) elevation of flag stop station after hail storm.

Elizabeth A. Willmot photo
Flag stop station.

Simcoe County Museum website
Station.
Date Reference Railway Subject Description
n.d. NAC / Col. RG30M Acc. 945103 Box 8 Station yard. Plan.
1869-10 NAC/NMC 96684 NRC Combination station. Extension. Plan. Track and end elevations. Sections.