C.N.Rys. Stayner

Station: Stayner, a.k.a. Dingwall, Nottawasaga
Subdivision: Meaford
Milepost: 22.75
Symbols: W
Train Order: D
Office Signals: AY
Sidings: 20 (M22.57 to M22.84)
Other Tracks: 42
  • McColl Frontenac Oil: S.4 (M22.59 off Siding)
  • Reliance Petroleum: N.4 (M22.80 off Siding)
  • X: NS.26 (M22.53 to M22.86)
  • Y: S.16, (M22.56 off X); 2 car cattle pen
Location: (Simcoe County, Nottawasga Township)
Date Event
1857c Around 1857, the village, but not the post office, was named Dingwall, after a lumber entrepeneur living in the areaSimcoe County Online, April 4, 2002The station, however, remained Nottawasaga into the 1860s based on a ca. 1860 NRC time tableWalker-1953, p. 8. The station appears as Stayner in a ca. 1902 GTR time tableGTR-1902, pp. 32-33. Perhaps the station was redesignated after the H&NWR and NRC began operating jointly as the N&NWR to avoid confusion with Nottawa station on the H&NWR's Beeton to Collingwood lineSpeculation..
1863c NRC constructs:
  • Agent's Dwelling: 23'6"×28'6"×11', frame, shingle roof, sill foundation to which a 14'×18'6"×11' addition is subquently constructed;
  • Shed: 12'×26'×12', frame, shingle roof, to which 8'×12'×9' addition is subsequently constructed; and
  • Shed: 6'6"×14'×6'
GTR.ND.1907, p. 171.
1864c Seven years later, the village was once and for all, renamed Stayner, in honour of Thomas Stayner, the deputy postmaster general, from 1848 to 1849Simcoe County Online, April 4, 2002.
1874c NRC constructs:
  • Station: 22'×42'×16', frame, shingle roof, sill foundation;
  • Shed: 22'×48'×13', frame, shingle roof, sill foundation with 4578ft2 platform; and
  • Freight and Grain House: 40'×202'×13' , frame, shingle roof, sill foundation with 2232ft2 platform
GTR.ND.1907, p. 171.
1878 Appears as StaynerNRC-1878.
1898c GTR constructs:
  • Oil House: 11'×14'×8', frame, shingle roof
GTR.ND.1907, p. 171.
1888-03-23 Stayner incorporated as a townSimcoe County Online, April 4, 2002.
1902-12

Northern Division stations.—A new station has been completed at Stayner, Ont., and a new building at Alliston is in course of erection.

G.T.Ry. betterments, etc., The Railway and Marine World, No. 58 (1902-12), p. 405
1951-09-30/1966-04-24 M22.5, McColl-Frontenac Oil Co., S.4CNR.CR.NOD.99/28; CNR.GLR.NOA.29/43.
1951-09-30/1966-04-24 M22.8, Reliance Petroleum, N.4CNR.CR.NOD.99/28; CNR.GLR.NOA.29/43.
1954-04-25/1954-06-27 Water removedCNR.CR.NOD.8/9.
Date Image Notes
1914-01
Andrew Merrilees Collection / NAC / B-019777
Interior of GTR station.
n.d.
W. MacLaren Wilson photo
Station.
n.d. (prior to 1979)
Elizabeth A. Willmot photo
Station.
1984-08
Gene Burles photo
Station.
1984-08
Gene Burles photo
Station.
1984-08
Gene Burles photo
Station.
1984-08
Gene Burles photo
Station.
1984-08
Gene Burles photo
Station.
Date Reference Railway Subject Description
1955-11 C.N.Rys. Track plan.