TR GRANTHAM SPUR

TRACKSIDE GUIDE & PHOTOS

EX-NS&T GRANTHAM DIVISION | EX-CN GRANTHAM SUBDIVISION
EX-CN GRANTHAM SPUR

Present timetable listing for this line:

TR ~ GRANTHAM SPUR
SEPTEMBER 19, 1999 - PRESENT

MILE
Vine Street3.43
Berryman Avenue3.62
Industrial Lead3.67
Cadbury Schweppes3.75
3.76
3.81
Jct. with TR Lakeshore Spur3.84
Trenergy Siding3.91
Eastchester Avenue3.92
Queenston Street4.06
Lincoln Avenue4.54
Hartzel Road5.29
3.76
3.81
Merritton Jct.
(Jct. with TR Townline Spur)
5.65
Industrial Lead
Yale Cres.
0.04
Berryman Avenue0.07
Welland Avenue0.39
Cadbury Schweppes Siding
Yale Cres.
0.07
Yale Cres.0.05
Trenergy Siding
Yale Cres.
0.05

Traffic movement on this line:

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


Points of interest along this line:

     Coming some day...


Operations on this line:

     The Grantham Spur is not my specialty when it comes to the history end of the line, though it was once part of the old NS&T trackage.
     Up until mid September of 1999, CN 549 out of Niagara Falls, serviced several industries on this line including Cadbury Schweppes and the one industry on industrial lead at Welland Ave.
     Service by CN was done out of Niagara Falls with usually an SW1200 unit. GP 9RM's were not used for switching St. Catharines businesses. They used to have GMD1's parked in CN Merritton yard in the 1980's and early 1990's.
     During mid-weekday mornings, CN 549 backed down the CN Grimsby Subdivision to CN Merritton from Niagara Falls, with a work clearance between mile 2.8 and mile 10 on the CN Grimsby Subdivision. 549 would sometimes do some minor switching for preparation of servicing of the industries in St. Catharines.
     The Grantham Spur has a yard at Eastchester Avenue which is known as the Eastchester yard.
     South of Eastchester Avenue, at Queenston Street, there used to be an overpass. Up until the early 1990's, possibly 1992, there was at least one siding here next to the CN Gratham Spur. I don't if there were any other tracks here, because I just remember seeing a few cars next to the line.
     This bridge was removed around 2001 and it is now a grade crossing.
     The Grantham Spur continues south towards CN Merritton, but south of Lincoln Street, the TR Townline Spur heads south and then up to Thorold at Townline Road. The TR Townline Spur has had to be closed in the spring of 2007 due to someone setting fire to the bridge at Abbott Street, off of Oakdale Avenue.
     Until sometime in the 1990's, the switch to the TR Townline Spur was a spring switch. Trillium removed it, replacing it with a standard type switch. From here on the TR Grantham Spur, the line continues south across Hartzel Road and into CN Merritton where Trillium's and CN's Merritton yard used to be and partially still is. I was told many years the track widths have shifted and they don't like to use it because of the possibility of a derailment. A CN running trades guy told me this, so I didn't get this from Trillium.
     Back at Eastchester Avenue, the CN Port Dalhousie Spur headed west towards Lake Street and Ontario Street over to the GM plant and up Ontario Street then east on Carlton Street a-ways.
     The Port Dalhousie Spur was ripped up during the early 1990's, possibly 1992.
     Near the end of CN switching in St. Catharines, CN would service the Grantham Spur on Tuesdays and Fridays.
     As of the middle of September 1999, Trillium took over switching operations on this line.
     Trillium uses this line to head north to service 2 industries in St. Catharines. One is on Welland Avenue and the other one is off of the TR Grantham Spur on the TR Lakeshore Spur along Eastchester Avenue.


Pictorial view of this line:

124 photos in gallery


Mile 3.60
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(2010)

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(1997)

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     These photos are of the TR Welland Avenue Industrial Lead over to Welland Avenue, in St. Catharines.

38 photos in gallery


Mile 0.00
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