TR CAYUGA SPUR

TRACKSIDE GUIDE & PHOTOS

EX-NW & NS RUNNING RIGHTS
EX-CN CAYUGA SUBDIVISION

Present timetable listing for this line:

TR ~ CAYUGA SPUR
NOVEMBER 12, 2001 - PRESENT

MILE
Feeder East
(Jct. with CP Brookfield Siding)
19.1
Feeder20.1
Feeder West
(Jct. with TR Canal Spur)
20.9
End Of Steel22.0

Traffic movement on this line:

     Rule 105 Territory - Not to exceed 15 mph on entire trackage.


Points of interest along this line:

     Mile 19.1 (Feeder East) : Feeder Road, Welland : Feeder East was located on the east end of Feeder Yard at general location known as Feeder. It was probably known as Feeder, because the Feeder Canal during the 1800's passed through this area. The main line between CN Feeder East and CN Feeder West no longer exists. Only the siding and the yard remains these days, though weigh scale has been laid back where the main line was, at the east end of the yard. At Mile 19.1 the west end of CP Brookfield Siding connects to the CP Hamilton Subdivision and connects to the TR Feeder Spur.

     Mile 20.9 (Feeder West) : Farr Road, Wainfleet : Feeder West is the limit for trains on the TR Feeder Spur, because the track has been removed from mile 22 westward to Delhi (mile 83). The CN Cayuga Subdivision from Delhi, west, is now the St. Thomas & Eastern Cayuga Spur. CN Feeder West is also the location of mile 0.0 of the TR Canal Spur. These days you with see Trillium's office at CN (TR) Feeder West. How things can change within a few years. {sigh}...


Operations on this line:

     The TR Cayuga Spur is partial trackage of the former CN Cayuga Subdivision from the new switch to CP's Brookfield Siding which is also the former CN Cayuga Subdivision. CP placed a cross-over switch from the CP Hamilton Subdivision to the CN Cayuga Subdivision in November 2001 when they prepared to takeover the CN Cayuga Subdivision east to 'CN' Brookfield East on the former CN Cayuga Subdivision. From this point CN continued to own the line out to the CN Stamford Subdivision.
     In September 1999 when Trillium took over trackage of the CN Canal Spur, renaming it a 'Line' and the lines in St. Catharines, they also took over operations on the CN Cayuga Subdivision between CN Robbins on the CN Stamford Subdivision and end of track just west of CN Feeder West.
     Trillium didn't operate east of Feeder yard because it was just trackage to the CN Stamford Subdivision. They did use this trackage to the CN Stamford Subdivision for a week when the CN Grimsby Subdivision trackage under Merritt St. in St. Catharines was dropped three feed to allow for intermodal cars that really never became of.
     After 1999, the CN local still went as far as WH yard in Dain City on the TR Canal Spur to interchange, but they soon began to interchange at Feeder yard with Trillium and do so to the resent.
     In November 2001, CP took over ownership of the CN Cayuga Subdivision from Brookfield East to mile 19.1 where the new cross-over was placed at Feeder to mile 18.2 on the CP Hamilton Subdivision.
     CN continues to interchange with Trillium via a CP WORK OCS from Brookfield East on the new CP Hamilton Subdivision as far north as mile 19. The CN local would then back onto CP Brookfield Siding to take the TR Cayuga Spur into TR Feeder yard.
     I believe CN interchanges with Trillium around early evening when they have cars.      The history of this line, east of CN (TR) Feeder West, goes back to 1971/1972 when the Welland Canal Relocation Project was completed. The old CN Cayuga Subdivision used to head east from CN (TR) Feeder West directly into Dain City on what is now the TR Canal Spur. and head through Dain City and east to where CN Yager East once was on the CN Stamford Subdivision.
     The CN Cayuga Subdivision was routed through the Townline tunnel next to Penn Central's re-routed main line, which is now the CP Hamilton Subdivision. The CN Cayuga Subdivision continued east towards an area of the country east of Welland called Brookfield and connected into the location of what is CN Robbins on the CN Stamford Subdivision.
     TR Feeder yard was built back when the line was built by CN, long before Trillium ever was around.
     Back in the 1990's, I used to see the local CN interm odal train from Dain City use this yard to store cars. This is also where NS would drop off cars. I believe this was NS train 145/146, as it came and went to St. Thomas.
     Trillium can be found working in TR Feeder yard around 7:30am Monday to Friday and again around 11am for the return of the Port Colborne job and anytime in the afternoon for the return of the St. Catharines job.


Pictorial view of this line:

153 photos in gallery


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