CP STEVENSVILLE SPUR

TRACKSIDE GUIDE & PHOTOS

EX-MC/EX-NYC MAIN LINE
EX-PC FORT ERIE BRANCH | EX-CR FORT ERIE BRANCH
EX-CP FORT ERIE SUBDIVISION
PARTIAL NON-EXISTENT TRACKAGE (MILE 2.1 TO 6.6)

Present timetable listing for this line:

CN ~ TRACK 99
DECEMBER 3, 2001 - PRESENT

MILE
Jct. with CN Stamford Subdivision0.0
Jct. with CN Stamford Subdivision2.1

CP ~ STEVENSVILLE SPUR
DECEMBER 3, 2001 - PRESENT

MILE
End Of Steel 6.6
Koable12.0
Jct. with CP Montrose Subdivision13.4

Traffic movement on this line:

     Rule 105 Territory - Not to exceed 15 mph on entire trackage.
     Closed to rail traffic between Mile 6.6 and Mile 2.1
     Trackage between Mile 2.1 and 0.0 is now under CN control as Rule 105 under CTC Territory.


Points of interest along this line:

     Mile 0.0 (Fort Erie) : Niagara Blvd, Fort Erie : This used to be CP Fort Erie. There are now CN/CP trains running on the former CP Fort Erie Subdivision between 0.0 and 2.1. The track is designated as EE99 (Track 99). Many trains used to refer it as Gretzky Siding.... hehehe... The first time I heard that was from CP train 167.

     Mile 12.0 (Koable) : (South) Brookfield Road, Niagara Falls : At mile 12 is Station Name Sign Koable. Koable doesn't serve any purpose, other than it is where there is a siding between Koable Road and South Brookfield Road. Koable is just east of South Brookfield Road.

     Mile 13.7 (Brookfield - area) : Stauth Road, Welland : Mile 13.7 of the CP Stevensville Spur is where it connects to the CP Montrose Subdivision. This general area is known as Brookfield because SNS Brookfield was relocated to mile 16.1 of the CP Hamilton Subdivision. You are very lucky these days to get a picture of a train on the CP Stevensville Spur. Servicing is done so sporadically.


Operations on this line:

     The CP Stevensville Spur runs from mile 13.4 of the CP Montrose Subdivision to mile 6.6 east of Stevensville. The line has been closed for years between Fort Erie and Stevensville (mile 0 - 6).
     This line has had some changes done to it due to the Welland Canal Relocation Project during the early 1970's. This line was part of the old Canada Southern, MC, NYC and Penn Central line to Fort Erie.
     The line... remembering that things have changed, once passed under Miller Road and then it used to go directly east to Fort Erie. Miller Road had originally been a grade crossing, but an overpass was built because this became the number one location in the area for train-car accidents.
     The line until it was torn out in 2001 or 2002 went under Miller Road, but took a sharp turn south across the 'new' part of Netherby Road. A.k.a. Townline Road, closer to the Welland Canal. (Not the Netherby Road that the CN Stamford Subdivision grade crossing is located on. That is what I like to call old Netherby Road.
     When required, a Welland yard Job services Graphics printing place and the windmill manufacturer in Stevensville, from their CP Welland yard on the CP Hamilton Subdivision.
     The CP Fort Erie Subdivision is out of service from mile 6.6, east towards Fort Erie. The unused section of the line just sits among high weeds in places during the summer as that is the time when vegetation grows abundant.
     In November 2001, the CP Fort Erie Subdivision was reconnected to the CN Stamford Subdivision, after several years of being free of any CN connection. I guess CP, when they took over Conrail's territory in Niagara, decided to use the Niagara Falls line, thus ignoring their option to use their predecessors running rights on the line.
     Shortly before the connection to the CN Stamford Subdivision was put back in, CP handed over the CP Fort Erie Subdivision at Fort Erie to CN.
     At Fort Erie the CP Fort Erie Subdivision was upgraded and only the south track of the two CP tracks was upgraded to allow trains on it.
     CN Stamford Subdivision just east of the CN Duff interlocking, meaning there is no CTC for this old CP track I guess.... Also CN put a switch in at the International bridge at the east end of track 99.
     CP's December 2001 timetable shows the CP Fort Erie Subdivision becoming abandoned from mile 6.6 to around Pettit Road in Fort Erie, where CN owns the line east to the bridge.
     There is about a mile long siding around mile 12 of the CP Fort Erie Subdivision (Stevensville Spur, after 2001). This siding was often used to store rail cars that aren't required at that particular time.
     Until 2011 - 2012, there are two industries on this line. One is a newsprint plant and the other is a windmill industry. Both have since closed and I heard that the line was marked as closed in the spring of 2013.
     In late October 2014, I noticed that the old Fort Erie Branch / Fort Erie Subdivision was being lifted westward from next to CN Duff, of the CN Stamford Subdivision. By November 8, 2014, the line had been lifted as far west as the QEW, at the point in time.
     In early 2015, I was informed that the line had been removed westward across Winger Road in Stevensville, and that a track bumper had been place on the track.



Pictorial view of this line:

     These photos are of the former CP Fort Erie Subdivision and are now part of CN's Track 99.

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Mile 0.00
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     These photos are of the former CP Fort Erie Subdivision, which has no purpose any more, but has been left in place for years.

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     These photos are of the present CP Stevensville Spur that connects to the CP Montrose Subdivision at Brookfield.

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Mile 6.57
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     These photos are of the former NYC/PC main line that connected Welland Diamond with Fort Erie. Photos are shown, taken from Southworth Street in Welland, southeast towards the present Welland Canal toards the trackage where the CN Welland Tube Spur and CP Welland Tube Lead are located. The last two photos are looking across the CP Stevensville Spur about 1/2 mile ast of the Jct. to the CP Hamilton Subdivision (former CN Cayuga Subdivision).
     This trackage was also known as the Fort Erie Branch, under pre-Conrail days.

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     These photos are of the former connecting track ROW, just north of the old CP Fort Erie Subdivision xing at mile 2.69.

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     These photos are of the old paper plant trackage at mile 6.97. The plant was once called Canada Colo(u)r, then at the time it closed in 2012, it was for a while known as Virtis.

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