C.N.Rys. Stroud

Station: Stroud, a.k.a. Craigvale
Subdivision: Newmarket
Mileage: 57.55
Symbols: ..
Train Order: N
Office Signals: CVThe "CV" office signal derives from the original name of the station, Craigvale.
Sidings: ..
Other Tracks: 15
  • Station, Shed, 1 car cattle pen, Grain Elevator: NS.15 (M57.46 to M57.66)
Location: (Simcoe County, Innisfil Township)
Date Event
1856 Craigvale settled by Samuel ManeerGazeteer of Simcoe County (1866-1867), p. 103.
N.Ry. of C. moves station from Pratt's to CraigvaleInnisful Historical Review (1951), p. 165.
1860-09-10 N.Ry. of C. operates special train for His Royal Majesty, Albert, Prince of WalesWalker-1953, pp. 8 & 52.
1863 Craigvale Post Office established; James Fraser postmasterGazeteer of Simcoe County (1866-1867), p. 103.
1892 G.T.Ry. constructs second stationGTR.ND.1907, p. 155.
1931-06-15 C.N.Rys. applies to remove agent at Stroud under provisions of General Order 119A letter from the A.D. Cartwright, Secretary B.R.C. to A. L. Webb, Reeve Innisfill Township, references General Order 54, Section 4, which provides that where the average earnings for the last three fiscal years amount to not less than $15,000, of which $2,000 shall represent inward traffic, the Company shall maintain a station and station agent.NAC RG46 V1364 File No. 4205.663
1931-09-11 C.N.Rys. authorized to remove agent and appoint caretaker CraigvaleB.R.C. 47347.
1931-10-08 Ben Webb given charge of Craigvale stationThe Northern Advance (Barrie), Oct. 10, 1931, pg. 5, col. 3, Stroud
1951-06-24 C.N.Rys. changes station name from Craigvale to StroudCNR.CR.NOD.98.
1964-04-26 Appears in C.N.Rys. system time tableCNR.A.195, Table 55.
1964-05-15 C.N.Rys. applies to close Stroud citing station earnings of only $162.00 in 1961/62In its application C.N.Rys. states that Stroud is not a passenger stop yet shows passenger earnings of $104.00 in 1961/62NAC RG46 Vol. 1364 File No. 4205.663. Stroud appears in system time tables through 1964-04-26CNR.A.195, Table 55.NAC RG46 Vol. 1364 File No. 4205.663.
1964-05-21 C.N.Rys. posts notice at Stroud NAC RG46 Vol. 1364 File No. 4205.663.
1964-06-30 C.N.Rys. authorized to remove caretaker and retire station at StroudB.T.C. 114863.
1964-10-25 Stroud does not appear in C.N.Rys. system time tableCNR.A.196, Table 60.
1965-04-25 Appears as Stroud, M57.6, Other Tracks 15 in C.N.Rys. time tableCNR.GLR.NOA.41.
1966-04-24/1968-04-28 Appears as Stroud Auxiliary Track, M57.6, NS.15CNR.GLR.NOA.43/47.
1969-10-27 Stroud does not appear in C.N.Rys. time tableCNR.GLR.NOA.48.
Date Image Notes
n.d. Enlargement not Available
Innisfil Historical Society, IHS 2184
South elevation of station and Craigvale Hotel.
  • Hotel situated east of railway tracks in Craigvale. William Harper owned the hotel for a long time.
n.d. Enlargement not Available
Innisfil Historical Society, IHS 405
Craigvale station and freight shed. Special thanks to Derek Gorman for removing creases and tears from the original.
1900c Enlargement not Available
Gertrude Logan collection
West elevation of Craigvale station in the G.T.Ry. era. Special thanks to Derek Gorman for removing the crease mark from the original postcard.
n.d. Enlargement not Available
Innisfil Historical Society, IHS 13507
South elevation of Craigvale station.
n.d. Enlargement not Available
Innisfil Historical Society, IHS 13511
Loading express packages at Craigvale station.
Date Reference Railway Subject Description
1878-07-30 NAC / Col. RG30M Acc. 90137 Item 182 NRC Track plan. 1"=50'
1884 NAC / Col. RG30M Acc. 81293/55 Item 176 N&NWR Station and yard. Plan.