CP MONTROSE SUBDIVISION

TRACKSIDE GUIDE & PHOTOS

EX-MC MAINLINE | EX-NYC MONTROSE BRANCH  | EX-PC MAIN LINE | EX-CR MAIN LINE
EX-TH&B WELLAND SUBDIVISION: MILE 26 to HAMILTON
EX-CP NIAGARA FALLS SUBDIVISION: MILE 3 TO 22.2 | EX-CP WELLAND SUBDIVISION: MILE 20.4 TO 60.1
EX-CP FORT ERIE SUBDIVISION: MILE 13.4 TO 55.4  | EX-CSX RUNNING RIGHTS: MILE 0.0 TO 22.2
EX-CP HAMILTON SUBDIVISION: MILE 2.83 TO 13.5

Present timetable listing for this line:

CP ~ MONTROSE SUBDIVISION
DECEMBER 3, 2001 - PRESENT

MILE
End Of Steel2.83
Jct. with CP Chippawa Industrial Spur2.97
Montrose4.0
Jct. with former Welland Tube Lead13.2
Jct. with CP Stevensville Spur13.4
Jct. with CP Hamilton Subdivision13.5

Traffic movement on this line:

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


Points of interest along this line:

     Mile 2.83 (End Of Steel) : McLeod Road, Niagara Falls, ON : Mile 2.83 is the end of the line as of mid December 2001. The former CP Hamilton Subdivision was formerly this trackage to access Station Name Sign Niagara Falls at Mile 0.0.

Mile 4.0 (Montrose) : Dorchester Road, Niagara Falls : Montrose is located here. Montrose Yard was once located here up until the mid 1990's, when it was closed and the yard tracks were pulled up. There still remains a siding here at Montrose. Trains used to pass each other or the siding was used to store cars.

     Mile 13.5 (formerly Brookfield) : Stauth Road, Niagara Falls : At mile 13.5 is the location of where the CP Montrose Subdivision joins the CP Hamilton Subdivision. This location is about a 1/4 mile west of South Brookfield Road in the outskirts of Niagara Falls. Where the Jct. to the CP Hamilton Subdivision is, this is where the former CP Welland Tube Lead lead off of the CP Montrose Subdivision. This is also where the CP Stevensville Spur connects to the CP Montrose Subdivision. You can take pictures of the trains here, from the Netherby Road overpass at mile 12.8 or Miller Road at mile 14.


Operations on this line:

     The CP Montrose Subdivision is the trackage of the CP Hamilton Subdivision between mile 2.83 and former CP Brookfield.
     The CP Hamilton Subdivision was realigned over to the former CN Cayuga Subdivision at former Brookfield to Brookfield East, where the CP ownership changes to CN ownership.
     Between mile 0.0 and 2.83, the former CP Hamilton Subdivision was abandoned because Casino Niagara was interested in the property of which the CP Hamilton Subdivision ran on through mile 2.6. Trains no longer go through to Station Name Sign Niagara Falls. All of CP's mainline trains no go via the CN Stamford Subdivision from CN Robbins to Black Rock.
     Only CP Welland yard's Job 1 these days uses the CP Montrose Subdivision since mid December 2001 to access the industries in Chippawa and at around old Montrose yard.
     When the CP Montrose Subdivision was first named to that in 2001, OCS WORK clearances are given between Junction Switch Brookfield and Mile 2.83. But at some point in time in the mid 2000s, they were given clearances from 'South siding switch Welland to Jct. Switch Brookfield, Clear Main track', which just let them leave OCS into dark territory.
     The CP Montrose Subdivision is now an East-West line as it used to be a north-south line when it was part of the old CP Hamilton Subdivision.
     The former CP Hamilton Subdivision south of mile 2.83 (north really) was dismantled during the month of April 2002. First, the crossing protection was removed, then the trackage on the streets was removed, then the rest of the rail between the crossings from just south of Clifton Hill to Eastwood Street was lifted. Rail northward to Queen Street was still in place in May, along with the entire CP Niagara Industrial Lead between crossings.
     By the end of the summer of 2002, the CP Hamilton Subdivision and CP Niagara Industrial Lead in Niagara Falls was totally removed.
     These days activity on the Montrose Road happens a few times a week as CP Welland yard Job TE21 (fromerly Job 1), heads to Niagara Falls via Jct. Switch Brookfield after 9am, but may not happen for an hour or so if they have to put there train together or a mainline train has a previously given OCS clearance.
     I have been advised that as of the Spring of 2008 there are now three industries on the CP Montrose Subdivision. One being CIL off of the siding at Montrose and Sohio and Saint Gobain on the CP Chippawa Industrial Lead.
     I have also heard that the golf cource where the old ontrose yard once stood, bought the property of CIL and CIL will close probably by 2010, and possibly resulting in the abandonment of the CP Montrose Subdivision due to the costs and upkeep of the trackage for so few railcars.
     In early 2014, I learned that the old bridge across the Niagara River was built in 1925.


Pictorial view of this line:

     These photos are of the CP Montrose Subdivision, which is former track of the CP Hamilton Subdivision into Niagara Falls.

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Mile 2.83
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Mile 2.83
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Mile 2.87
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Mile 2.87
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Mile 2.90
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Mile 2.90
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     These photos are of the former Hamilton Subdivision leading up to mile 2.83.

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Mile 0.00
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Mile 0.00
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Mile 0.00
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Mile 0.00
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Mile 0.20
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Mile 0.20
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Mile 0.24
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Mile 0.57
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Mile 0.90
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Mile 1.00
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Mile 1.00
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Mile 1.00
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Mile 1.13
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Mile 1.20
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Mile 1.30
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Mile 1.35
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Mile 1.40
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Mile 1.50
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Mile 1.67
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Mile 1.70
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Mile 1.70
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Mile 1.90
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Mile 2.00
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Mile 2.20
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Mile 2.40
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Mile 2.50
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Mile 2.70
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Mile 2.85
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Mile 2.90
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     These photos are of the former NYC/PC Main line that use to connect to Welland Diamond, via Montrose yard.

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Looking Northeast
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     This photo is from Montrose yard.

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Looking Southwest
(1998)


     These photos are of the former Nabisco ROW that left the old CP Hamilton Subdivision about where Mr. Sub is at mile 1.7. The lne left the CP Hamilton Subidivison, heading west a few blocks. Photos don't start right at the CP Hamilton Subdivision, but rather a block or so west.

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