TH&B WELLAND SUBDIVISION

TRACKSIDE GUIDE & PHOTOS

EX-TH&B WELLAND SUBDIVISION  | NON-EXISTENT TRACKAGE

Past timetable listings for this line:

TH&B
1896

MILE
Waterford0.0
Waterford Jct.0.3
Vanessa4.25
Scotland7.69
Churches9.7
Gravel Pit10.22
Mt. Pleasant12.03
West Brantford17.13
Brantford18.01
Starch Works19.31
Bow Park20.30
Cainsville21.65
Wisner24.88
Jerseyville27.88
Summit31.69
Mineral Springs35.02
Dundas38.47
Ancaster39.72
Garth Street41.76
Hamilton42.94
Wentworth Street44.03
Bartonville46.24
Stoney Creek49.48
Edgemont51.62
Saltfleet53.89
Grassies58.10
Smithville63.17
St. Anns66.08
Silverdale69.04
Fenwick74.03
Chantler76.22
Welland Jct.80.12
Welland80.50
TH&B
1915

MILE
Waterford0.0
Waterford Jct.0.3
Crossing with LE&N0.5
Vanessa4.25
Scotland7.69
Churches9.7
Gravel Pit10.22
Mt. Pleasant12.03
West Brantford17.13
Crossing with LE&N17.90
Brantford18.01
Starch Works19.31
Bow Park20.30
Crossing with GTR B&G Branch21.50
Cainsville21.65
Wisner24.88
Jerseyville27.88
Summit Station31.69
Mineral Springs35.02
Dundas38.47
Ranges39.72
Aberdeen41.02
Crossing with H&D41.10
West "Y" Jct.41.76
Garth Street41.76
Tunnel Jct.42.06
Hunter St. Tunnel42.58
Hamilton42.94
Crossing with GTR H&PD Branch43.66
Wentworth Street44.03
Bartonville46.24
Stoney Creek49.48
Edgemont51.62
Vinemount53.89
Grassies58.10
Smithville63.17
St. Anns66.08
Silverdale69.04
Fenwick74.03
Chantler
(Jct. with TH&B Ridgeville Spur)
76.60
Welland Jct.80.12
Welland80.50
TH&B ~ WELLAND SUBDIVISION
1968

MILE
Welland
(Jct. with PC)
0.0
NYC Jct.0.38
Coyle1.11
Fenwick6.48
St. Anns14.44
Smithville
(Jct. with Dunnville Subdivision)
17.33
Grassies22.66
Vinemount26.65
Stoney Creek31.06
Kinnear35.68
Hamilton
(Jct. with CP)
37.57

TH&B ~ WELLAND SUBDIVISION
OCTOBER 1977

MILE
Welland
(Jct. with CR)
0.5
C. R. Jct.0.38
Fenwick6.5
Smithville
(Jct. with Dunnville Subdivision)
17.3
Vinemount26.7
Stoney Creek31.1
Kinnear35.7
Hamilton
(Jct. with CP)
37.6

TH&B ~ WELLAND SUBDIVISION
OCTOBER 1985

MILE
Welland
0.5
C. P. Caso Jct.0.38
Fenwick6.5
Smithville
(Jct. with Dunnville Subdivision)
17.3
Vinemount26.7
Stoney Creek31.1
Kinnear35.7
Hamilton
(Jct. with CP)
37.6

Traffic movement on this line:

     No trackage exists on this line between Church Street in Fenwick and Coyle Yard in Welland.


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Operations on this line:

     The TH&B (Toronto Hamilton & Buffalo) has been a part of the Niagara Region for almost a century. Like its' name, it ran between Toronto and Buffalo, via Hamilton. It also went to Port Maitland. In the Welland area, there was a yard called "Coyle Yard".
     Coyle Yard was located on Riverside Drive on the east side of the Welland River.
     It is believed that Coyle Yard was closed six months ahead of time due to a Chemical accident on the R. O. W. near Fenwick in 1972.
     In late 2012, a gentleman contacted me who remembers this incident regarding the train derailment.

     "It was after supper and I went outside to feed dog, heard a noise looked up, and all I saw was lots of sparks, then very load crash. At the time there was only an open field between me and the westbound train which derailed maybe 100 feet from Poth Street on North side of tracks. Atleast one car was carrying a white substance ( bare spot on Google map) which I believe was calcium chloride. We had to be evacuated for a few days. My brother and I and friends on weekends use to jump train at Poth westbound around 2 pm, to play tennis in Fenwick on Church Street, and return around 4 pm to catch eastbound train. Sometimes if I missed my ride, a man in a jigger would pick me up, that was quite the experience. Brett Rohaly."


Pictorial view of this line: (Prior to 1972)

     These photos are of the trackage that began at Coyle yard along Riverside Drive, behind Windsor Drive.

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     These photos are random photos located between Webber Road in Welland and Church Street in Fenwick.

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Pictorial view of this line: (After 1972)

     These photos are of the present;y day CP Hamilton Subdivision.

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     These photos are of remnants of some stone items still situated inside the old wye near the east end of the old wye, behind Vesuvius.
     The wye let over to the old NS&T Welland Division, which there is a 3 track yard beside the Vesuveus plant.
     The items I found were the followeding. A small concreate bridge, a well and another well with climbing posts inside, plus a steel frame of some kind, which I was led to believe it was the base of an old NS&T Trolley car. But that part, I am not exactly sure of.
     Regarding the steel frame aparatus, Ifound it in 1997 and it had wood 4x4 beams on it. But don't see them now... Photos are randomly shown in this batch.

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     I don't usually place building phoots on my subdivision photo pages, but this one I have decided to place here.
     This building was once a communications building, during the years when Coyle yard was still in use, up until 1972.      It is located a few hundred yards east off of Riverside Drive, at Coyle yard, on the east side of what was the former yard.
     The switch off of the old NYC main line to the TH&B Welland Subdivision was located about 50 feet east of the Prince Charles Drive overpass.

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     These photos are of the north leg of the wye located in behind Vesuvius in Welland, that led over to the NS&T Welland Division.

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     These photos are of the South leg of the wye located in behind Vesuvius in Welland, that led over to the NS&T Welland Division.

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     These photos are taken of the point on the wye where the north and south legs meet behind Vesuvius. Looking east, the track continued to where the TR West Welland Spur uard next to Vesuvius is located.

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     These photos are taken of the track that runs between the two legs of the wye but photographed from the north legs looking south on that old track that led over towards the south leg.
     

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     These photos are taken of the point on the wye where the north and south legs meet behind Vesuvius. Looking east, the track continued to where the TR West Welland Spur uard next to Vesuvius is located.

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     These photos are taken of where the old roundhouse was once located. It was located just north of the wye.

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     These photos are taken on the north side of the ROW at about mile 0.1, just west of the Prince Charles Drive, west of where the NS&T Welland Diuision diamond was once located. They were used to support metal piping.

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