C.N.Rys. Orillia

Station: Orillia
Subdivision: Midland Newmarket
Mileage: 42.67 86.26Based on a ca. 1902 GTR time table, the previous station was at Newmarket M86.0GTR-1902, pp. 32-33.
Symbols: RWYZ RWYZ
Train Order: DN DN
Office Signals: OR OR
Sidings: .. ..
Other Tracks: .. ..
Yard Limit Boards: 5,469 feet south
4,400 feet west 5,155 feet north
Location: 150 Front Street
Orillia
(Simcoe County, Orillia Township)
HSMBC Report: RSR-203
Designation / Year: Positive / 1993

Midland

Normal position of junction switch is for Newmarket Subdivision.

All Westward trains leaving Orillia must obtain terminal clearance.

Newmarket

No. 3 will stop at Barrie and Orillia to entrain traffic for points Washago and West.

Date Event
1871-11-14 NRC operates special train from Toronto to OrilliaThe Globe (Toronto), November 15, 1871, p. 1
1871-11-30 TS&MJR formally opens from Barrie to OrilliaThe Globe (Toronto), December 1, 1871, p. 1; Hopper-1962, p. 641Stevens states that Barrie to Orillia opened on April 1, 1872Stevens-1960, p. 410..
1911-08-25 GTR authorized to build siding to C. J. Miller & Son's premisesB.R.C. 14644.
1913-08-16 Plan of new GTR station and track changes at Orillia approvedB.R.C. 26432.
1916-03-01 Station destroyed by fireRSR-203
1917-05-30 GTR ordered to construct station at Orillia by Oct. 1, 1917B.R.C. 26166.
1917-08-16 GTR station location and track re-arrangement approved; order 26166 rescindedB.R.C. 26432.
1917 (Summer) GTR begins construction of stationRSR-203
1917-12 GTR opens stationRSR-203
1996-09-22 Station closed; last VIA rail train operated 1996-09-21.
Date Image Notes
1900c Click to Enlarge
JPS Collection
Postcard view of first station in the GTR era. The Valentine & Sons Publishing Co. Ltd., Montréal and Toronto. Printed in Great Britain. (No. 101.862) Not postally used.
1900c Click to Enlarge
JPS Collection
Postcard view of first station in the GTR era. The Valentine & Sons Publishing Co. Ltd., Montréal and Toronto. Printed in Great Britain (No. 110.052). Not postally used.
1910c Enlargement not Available
Robert Kirkham
East elevation of GTR station.
After 1917 Click to Enlarge
JPS Collection
Postcard view of first station in the GTR era. Printed by The Heliotype Co., Ltd., Ottawa. Not postally used.
After 1923 Click to Enlarge
JPS Collection
Postcard view of second station in the early CNR era. No. 584. Published by "R. O. Smith Co., Ltd., Wholesalers, Orillia." Not postally used.
1927 Enlargement not Available
CSTM / CN Photo Collection / Image CN001103
West and south (track) elevations of GTR station.
1958-07-16 Image not Available
John Rehor photo, Dave Shaw collection
Gateman's cabin and F.L. Buchanan at Front Street.
1958-07-31 Image not Available
Ray Faux collection
South (track) elevations of CNR station.
Date Reference Railway Subject Description
n.d. NAC / Col. RG30M Acc. 90137 Item 408 Track plan. 1in.=50ft.
1885c NAC / Col. RG30M Acc. 934002 Item 139 G.T.Ry. Sketch 1in.=40ft.
1885c NAC / Col. RG30M Acc. 934002 Item 140 Tracing of NAC / Col. RG30M Acc. 934002 Item 139
1917-07 NAC / Col. RG30M Acc. 78903/42 Item 465 G.T.Ry. Station. Plans. Elevations. Section.
1921 NAC / Col. RG30M Acc. 78903/42 Item 466 Revision to NAC / Col. RG30M Acc. 78903/42 Item 465
n.d. NAC / Col. RG30M Acc. 78903/42 Item 467 G.T.Ry. 50 ton coaling tower. Plans. Elevations.
1946-05 Wilson-1998, p. 134 C.N.Rys. Track plan.
1950-07 Wilson-2007, p. 145 C.N.Rys. Track plan.