TR LAKESHORE SPUR

TRACKSIDE GUIDE & PHOTOS

EX-NS&T LAKESHORE DIVISION | EX-CN LAKESHORE SPUR
PARTIAL NON-EXISTENT TRACKAGE (MILE 0.6 TO 12.12)

Present timetable listing for this line:

TR ~ LAKESHORE SPUR
AUGUST 2006 - PRESENT

MILE
Jct. with TR Grantham Spur0.00
Yale Cres.0.04
Grantham Avenue0.16
Wright Street0.30
Petrie Street0.44
Westwood Street0.57
Temp. End Of Steel0.6

Traffic movement on this line:

     Rule 105 Territory - Not to exceed 15 mph on entire trackage.
     No trackage exists between St. Catharines and Niagara-on-the Lake.


Points of interest along this line:

     Mile 0.0 : The TR Lakeshore Spur heads east off of the TR Grantham Spur at Yale Cres.

     Mile 0.8 : The line heads north under the QEW overpass. The line heads north then crosses Bunting Road heading west.

     Mile 1.35 : The former Ferranti Packard plant used to be located here. They once made transformers.

     Mile 1.56 : This is the end of the TR Lakeshore Spur these days. A bumper used to be located here, but it was relocated to the line just west of Bunting Road at mile 0.6.


Operations on this line:

     The TR Lakeshore Spur is part of the old NS&T trackage within St. Catharines, located in the north east corner of St. Catharines.
     Since the early 1960's it ran all the way up to the Port Weller dry docks in Port Weller at Lake Ontario.
     Prior to 1930, this line went all the way to Niagara On-the-lake.
     The Lakeshore Spur wasn't opened until 1913 to NOTL making it the last major addition to the NS&T system. The original Lakeshore Spur came off the line at Niagara Street and went north down Niagara Street and crossed the QEW on the original Niagara Street overpass and then headed down Facer Street and headed north east of Grantham Avenue. It was at this point where it turned north that newly constructed Lakeshore Spur connected. This would have been 1961 or 1962.
     For years, CN service this line, but Trillium took over switching operations in September 1999.
     The line these days, connects to the TR Grantham Spur at Yale Cres. This line was left in after the NS&T days to serve a few of the north end industries, mainly to serve the Port Weller Dry Docks. Around 1993, the CN Lakeshore Spur was removed north of Welland Avenue. These days, as it did for a period of time, the CN Lakeshore Spur passed under the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) at Dieppe Street in St. Catharines, but since mid 2006, a bumper has been placed on the line at mile 0.6 west of Bunting Road, along Eastchester Avenue.
     The line has been shortened again by Trillium, since there aren't any industries to service north of mile 0.7.
     After Ferranti Packard closed, some time in the 2000s decade, ITS Rail, a part of Electromotive (EMCC) temporarily moved into the plant, as they were looking for a permanent location to finish building locomotives from London's former GMD plant.
     In the fall of 2006, ITS Rail, relocated to Welland into the former Stelco Welland Tube plant. I'm not quite sure if ITS Rail became Martec or not.
     After a month or so, ITS Rail moved into the former Shaw Pipe Protection and have put up shop putting out UP, BNSF, CVG and units for countries over seas such as Algeria. That only lasted a few years. Pipe is prodiced again at that plant.
     In 2006, Trillium gained a new customer along the TR Lakeshore Spur at mile 0.5. The industry is TIW Steel Plateworks.
     Trenergy is the other industry on the line, which makes boilers, and is also located on the TR Lakeshore Spur just east of Yale Cres.
     During mid 2007, Trillium tore out the TR Lakeshore Spur from mile 0.77 northward across the two Bunting Road xings.


Pictorial view of this line:

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Mile 0.00
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Mile 0.00
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Mile 0.01
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Mile 0.01
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Mile 0.01
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Mile 0.01
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Mile 0.01
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Mile 0.01
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Mile 0.02
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Mile 0.03
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Mile 0.05
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Mile 0.05
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Mile 0.12
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Mile 0.12
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Mile 0.12
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Mile 0.14
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Mile 0.14
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Mile 0.16
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Mile 0.16
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Mile 0.16
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Mile 0.16
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Mile 0.18
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Mile 0.18
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Mile 0.27
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Mile 0.30
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Mile 0.33
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Mile 0.33
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Mile 0.40
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Mile 0.44
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Mile 0.44
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Mile 0.44
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Mile 0.44
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Mile 0.48
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Mile 0.53
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Mile 0.56
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Mile 0.57
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Mile 0.58
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Mile 0.60
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Mile 0.66
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Mile 0.72
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Mile 0.86
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Mile 0.95
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Mile 1.18
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Mile 1.18
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Mile 1.18
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Mile 1.18
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Mile 1.56
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Mile 2.84
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Mile 2.84
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Mile 4.00
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Mile 4.00
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Mile 4.56
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Mile 4.56
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Mile 4.65
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Mile 4.65
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Mile 4.90
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     These photos are of Trenergy lead just west of Grantham Avenue.

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Looking North
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