C.N.Rys. Westport Subdivision

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Lyn Jct.—

Northward trains may leave Lyn Jct. without terminal clearance.

Mileage 24.10—

Water syphon.

Railway crossings, junctions and drawbridges
0.00 Junction Gananoque Subdivision. All southward movements must stop at STOP sign located 234 feet noth of Junction Switch.
31.11 Junction and crossing Smiths Falls Subdivision—non-interlocking.
Signal No. 553 is two position upper quadrant semaphore type, located at south east corner of crossing. Upper arm governs movements in both directions on the Westport Subdivision. Lower arm governs movements in both directions on the Smiths Falls Subdivision. When no Operator on duty, Trainmen will operate signals. Normal position of signal Proceed for Smiths Falls Subdivision trains. STOP signs located 540 feet north and 545 feet south of crossing.
Yard limit signs
Westpost 2900 feet South of Station
Speed restrictions
Mileage Miles per hour
0.00 to 40.51 All trains 20

For further speed restrictions, see page 17.

Permanent slow orders
Mileage Miles per hour
0.63 to 0.93 All trains—Curve 10
Engine and car restrictions
Heaviest engines permitted to operate 900 to 1244 and 1330 to1409 incl.
Heaviest car permitted to operate 210,000 lbs.
Auxiliary cranes NOT permitted to operate.
Flag stops
Mileage For Trains
Seeleys 3.91 All
Glen Elbe 10.50 All
Fairs 12.30 All
Soperton 19.98 All
Date Event
1889-07-26 B.W. & S. Ste. M. Ry. opens Brockville to WestportBladen-1934, p. 70.

Brockville, Westport & Sault Ste. Marie.—E. R. Dick, President of the Investment Co., of Philadelphia, recently made an inspection of this line, which is owned by his Co. He says it has been put in good condition & with the renewal of certain bridges now in progress will give a good account of itself to its owners.

Surveys, construction & betterment., The Railway and Shipping World, No. 9 (1898-11), p. 237

Brockville, Westport & Sault Ste. Marie.—This line, which extends from Brockville, Ont., to Westport, 45 miles, has been considerably improved this season. The whole line has been relaid with cedar ties & largely reballasted. Cattle guards & culverts have been renewed with new timbers, several bridges have been entirely rebuilt, & the frame work of all water tanks has been reconstructed. (Nov., pg. 237)

Surveys, construction & betterment., The Railway and Shipping World, No. 10 (1898-12), pp. 261-263
1903-02-23 Henry W. Gennerich, Treasurer conducts inspection trip and announces intention to spend $50,000 on improvements, including a first-case roadbed, double the rolling stock and a second daily trainThe Globe (Toronto), Tuesday, February 24, 1903, p. 4.
1904-04-01 B.W. & N.W.Ry. begins running second daily trainThe Railway and Shipping World (Toronto), No. 75 (1904-05), p. 146, col. 2.
1914-10-19 Appears as Brockville Subdivision in C.N.O.Ry. time tableCNoR.OD.35, p. 16.
1921-10-02 C.N.Rys. time table indicates Lyn Junction to Brockville is via G.T.Ry.CNR.EL.OD.10.
1926-09-26 Appears as Westport Subdivision in C.N.Rys. time tableCNR.CR.SOD.BD.1.
1951-06-15 C.N.Rys. applies to abandon Westport subdivisionRailway Bob.
1952-06-18 C.N.Rys. authorized to abandon Westport subdivision 1952-07-19BTC Order 49236 but was subsequently extended to 1952-08-30 at request of G.T. Fulford, MPRailway Bob.
1952-08-30 C.N.Rys. operates last regular train on Westport subdivisionRailway Bob.