C.N.Rys. Oriole

Station: Oriole, a.k.a. DuncanWhite-1915
Subdivision: Bala Leaside
Mileage: 11.19 0.00Mileage for Leaside is junction switch; distance to station is 0.23 miles.
Symbols: Z
Train Order: DN ..
Hours of Service Days of Service
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. Daily
Office Signals: AN ..
Sidings: 44 (M10.69 to M11.16) ..
Other Tracks: 59
  • Service Track: NS.X (M10.73 to M11.20)
  • Team Track: N.X (M11.16)
Yard Limit Boards: 5,010 feet south of station
3,260 feet north of station
Location: 855 York Mills Rd
(York County, North York Township)
Date Event
1929-07-16 Southbond Extra 3433 collides head-on with Northbound Work Extra 3458, which was standing on the Leaside Branch; it is unclear why the junction switch was not lined for the main trackThe Globe (Toronto), Wednesday July 17, 1929, pg. 1 col. 4, pg. 1 col. 8; and pg. 2 col. 2; The Toronto Daily Star, Wednesday July 17, 1929, pg. 3, col. 4 and pg. 3, col. 8.
1938-06-26 Oriole train order office constructed south of York Mills Rd at mileage 11.2; station becomes section dwellingCNR.CR.NOD.64.
1955-09-25 Oriole train order office relocated north of York Mills Rd to mileage 11.3CNR.CR.NOD.13.
1987-04-07 Teperman & Sons demolishes station; the last example of a C.N.O.Ry. Type 3 station in OntarioToronto Railway Heritage Yahoo!® Group, Message No. 2873.
Date Image Notes

Toronto Reference Library, Acc. No. 2001-2-152, Ted Chirnside

Conductor of caboose no. 77176 with agent in front of train order office at Oriole south of present day York Mills Rd.

Toronto Reference Library, Acc. No. 2001-2-153, Ted Chirnside

C.N.Rys. class T3a Santa Fe type No. 4201 (ex. Boston & Albany acquired 1928; renumbered 4192 in 1957; and scrapped 1958) northbound stopped for orders at Oriole station.

Straight-line track plan showing Oriole (ca. Jan. 1948).