Shanty Bay

Station: Shanty Bay, a.k.a. Gowan
Subdivision: Newmarket
Mileage: 69.68
Symbols: ..
Train Order: P
Office Signals: ..
Sidings: 58 (M69.72 to M70.31)Sidings history:
Date Sidings
1926-09-26/1928-09-30 66
1929-01-06/1939-07-02 63
1939-09-24/1943-06-27 60
1943-07-18/1948-09-05 57
1949-04-24/1958-12-07 58
1959-04-26/1960-10-30 53

Changes in capacities reflect changes in average car lengths and allowances for locomotives over time rather than physical changes to the siding.

Other Tracks: 6
  • Team Track: N.6 (M69.77 off Siding, 440')
Location: (Simcoe County, Medonte Township)


Date Event
1888 G.T.Ry. builds a 17'×71' single chute "stock yard"GTR.ND.1907, p. 157.
1898 G.T.Ry. builds 18'-9"×49'-8" wood frame, shingle roof "section dwelling & waiting room" on sill foundation with 11'-4"×26'-6" "addition" and 1035 ft2 platformGTR.ND.1907, p. 157.
1898 G.T.Ry. builds 11'-4"×26'-6" wood frame, shingle roof "stable"GTR.ND.1907, p. 157.
1904 G.T.Ry. builds 14' addition to "section dwelling & waiting room"GTR.ND.1907, p. 157.
1921-06-26 Appears as Gowan in G.T.Ry. time tableGTRS.OL.BD.4.
1925-06-28 Appears as Shanty Bay in C.N.Rys. time tableCNR.Folder.A.21.
1963-06-22 C.N.Rys. operates last mail train to Shanty BayMcEwen-1987, p. 126.
1964-04-26 Shanty Bay appears in C.N.Ry.s public time tableCNR.A.195, Table 55.
1964-10-25 Shanty Bay absent from C.N.Ry.s public time tableCNR.A.196, Table 60.
Date Image Notes
Postcard view G.T.Ry. Gowan station.
1920c North (track) and west elevations of Shanty Bay station in late G.T.Ry. or early C.N.Rys. era.
1963c East elevation of Shanty Bay station.
Date Reference Railway Subject Description
n.d. NAC / Col. RG30M Acc. 945103, Box 5 Station yard. Plan.
1880c NAC/NMC 78602 NRC Passenger station/trackman's cottage. Plan. Track and side elevations. Section.
1880c NAC/NMC 98801 Variant of NAC/NMC 78602
n.d. McEwen-1987, p. 340 n.a. Sketch of Village Community of Shanty Bay Shows railway station located on east side of Oro-Medonte Line 2 and south of track.
1947-03 Wilson-2007, p. 138 C.N.Rys. Track plan.