C.N.Rys. King

Station: King, a.k.a. King City, Springhill
Subdivision: Newmarket
Mileage: 22.69
Symbols: ..
Train Order: D
Office Signals: KS
Sidings: 47 (M22.42 to M22.91)
Other Tracks: 17
  • Team Track: NS.17 (M22.60 to M22.81 off Siding), freight shed
Location: (York County, King Township)

No. 156 will stop at King ... to detrain revenue passengers only from North of Barrie.

Date Event
1852 Station designed by architect F.W. Cumberland built on land donated by Isaac Dennis, a hotel owner in Springhill (now King City)Plaque.
1853-05-16 O.S. & H.U.Rd. opens station.
1900c G.T.Ry. adds operator's bay windowGTR.ND.1907, p. 153The dimensions of the station are incorrectly stated in the GTR 1907 inventoryGTR.ND.1907, p. 153. Based on Thornhill (a.k.a. Concord) and Holland Landing the dimensions should be 24'6"×40'6"×13'.
1945-05-23 A pond created by a blocked culvert threatens to undermine the track near KingToronto Daily Star, 1945-05-23
1963-01-18 C.N.Rys. authorized to remove station agent at King provided express agent is appointedB.T.C. Order 110145.
1964-04-26 King appears in C.N.Rys. System Time TableCNR.A.195, Table 55.
1964-10-25 King does not appear in System Time TableCNR.A.196, Table 60.
1968-03-06 Station moved to Boyd Conservation AreaGillham-1975, p. 75
1989 Station moved to grounds of King Township Museum by King Township Historical SocietyPlaque.
Date Image Reference
n.d.
Township of King Website
South and west (track) elevations of GTR station (after ca. 1900)
1905c
Unknown
Postcard view looking north at King in the GTR era. The Valentine & Sons Publishing Co. Ltd. Montréal and Toronto. Printed in Great Britain. (No. 600.931). Postmarked Woodbridge 1909.
1913c
Unknown
South elevation of station from track level.
1936-08-08
Dennis Taylor
South and west elevations of station from track level.
  • Upper Canada Railway Society Newsletter, No. 476, June 1989—courtesy of Daniel E. McConnachie
1953-05-16
John D. Thompson collection
North elevation of station.
2002-11-26 Click to Enlarge
JPS photo
South and west (track) elevations of station at King Township Museum
Date Reference Railway Subject Description
n.d. NAC / Col. RG30M Acc. 945103, Box 10 NRC Station yard. Plan.
1896-02-03 NAC / Col. RG30M Acc. 90137 Item 170 G.T.Ry. Track plan. 1"=50'
1896-02-03 NAC / Col. RG30M Acc. 90137 Item 171 Tracing of NAC / Col. RG30M Acc. 90137 Item 170
1947-03 C.N.Rys. Track plan.
2002c JPS n.a. Station.