C.N.Rys. Maple

Station Name: Maple, a.k.a. Richmond Hill
Subdivision: Newmarket
Mileage: 18.29
Symbols: ..
Train Order: DN
Office Signals: MA
Sidings: 60 (M18.42 to M19.02)
Other Tracks:
  • Team Track: NS.19 (M18.23 off Main to M18.46 off Siding), freight shed
  • Superior Propane Limited: N.8 (M18.27 off Team Track)
Location: Download KML file for Google Earth Show in Google Maps 26 Station Street
Maple
(York County, Vaughan Township)
HSMBC Report: RSR-139
Designation / Year: Positive / 1992

Maple—Crossover switch Mileage 18.4 is entrance to Siding.

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

Date Event
1852 Frederic W. Cumberland designs stationThis statement is based on similar stations being built at Concord, King, Newmarket and Holland LandingBrown-2002, p. 114. It is reasonable to assume that the O.S. & H.U.Rd. would use a standard plan. Frederic W. Cumberland is identified as the architect of this station type on King station plaque..
1853-01-11/1853-01-20 O.S. & H.U.Rd. tenders construction of depotThe Globe (Toronto), Tuesday, January 11, 1853, p. 3.
1853 O.S. & H.U.Rd. constructs:
  • Station: 25'×41'×13', sill foundation, wood frame, shingle roof; and
  • Freight house: 24½'×81'×12', sill foundation, wood frame, shingle roofGTR.ND.1907, p. 153.
1853-08-19 A small tree is placed across the track north of Maple; consequences of the act have not been determined but the O.S. & H.U.Rd. offers a $1,000 rewardThe Globe (Toronto), August 23, 1853, p. 3
1860-09-10 N.Ry. of C. operates special train for His Royal Majesty, Albert, Prince of WalesWalker-1953, p. 8.
1864c N. Ry. of C. constructs:
  • Agent's dwelling: 24'×28'×10', sill foundation, wood frame, shingle roof; and
  • Addition: 10'×17'×10', sill foundation, wood frame, shingle roofGTR.ND.1907, p. 153.
1894-07-02 Station appears as Richmond Hill in a ca. 1894 GTR time tablesGTR-1894, pp. 28-29.
1900-10-18 The Liberal reports that the station is now MapleThe Liberal (Richmond Hill), October 18, 1900, pg. 2, col.3.
1902-07-15 Station appears as Maple in a ca. 1902 G.T.Ry. time tablesGTR-1902, pp. 32-33Reaman incorrectly states that the station was renamed after the line was purchased by the C.N.Rys.Reaman-1971, p. 111.
1903-05-17 Fire destroys stationThe Liberal (Richmond Hill) reported on May 21, 1903 that the station was destroyed by fire on SundayRSR-139..
1903c G.T.Ry. constructs stock yard: 34'×35', double chuteGTR.ND.1907, p. 153.
1903-07c G.T.Ry. constructs: second (current) station: 22'×42'×16', sill foundation, shingle roofGTR.ND.1907, p. 153; RSR-139.
1904c G.T.Ry. constructs addition to agent's dwelling: 12'×18'×10', sill foundation, wood frame, shingle roofGTR.ND.1907, p. 153.
1950-09-24/1951-04-29 C.N.Rys. constructs spur for King City Paving (N.20) at M18.4 off Team TrackCNR.CR.NOD.96 & 97.
1953-04-26/1953-06-28 C.N.Rys. removes King City Paving spurCNR.CR.NOD.5 & 6.
1964-04-26 Station appears in C.N.Rys. system time tableCNR.A.195, Table 55.
1964-10-25 Station does not appear in C.N.Rys. system time tableCNR.A.196, Table 60.
Date Image Notes
1900c Image Not Available
Unknown
South (waiting room) and west (track) elevations of GTR station.
1910c Image Not Available
Unknown
South (waiting room) and west (track) elevations of GTR station.
1910c
Margo Teasdale, Ministry of Citizenship and Communications
South (waiting room) and west (track) elevations of GTR station.
n.d.
John Scheffel photo
North (baggage room) and west (track) elevations of station.

Elizabeth A. Willmot photo
Station.
Willmot-1979, p. 49

Elizabeth A. Willmot photo
South (waiting room) and west (track) elevations of CNR station.
Willmot-1984, p. 10
1968
W. MacLaren Wilson photo—Ian Wilson collection
South (waiting room) and west (track) elevations of CNR station.
1985c
JPS photo
West (track) elevation of GO Transit station.
2002-11-26
JPS photo
South and west (track) elevations of GO Transit station.
Date Reference Railway Subject Description
n.d. NAC / Col. RG30M Acc. 90137 Item 403 Track plan. 1"=50'
1890-01-09 NAC / Col. RG30M Acc. 90137 Item 175 G.T.Ry. Track plan. 1"=50'
1895-09-06 NAC Col. RG30M Acc. 90137, Item 34 G.T.Ry. Station yard. Plan.
1903c JPS n.a. Station. First Floor Plan
1947-03 Wilson-2007, p. 51 C.N.Rys. Track plan.