CP NIAGARA INDUSTRIAL LEAD

TRACKSIDE GUIDE & PHOTOS

EX-MC | EX-NYC NIAGARA BRANCH
EX-PC NIAGARA INDUSTRIAL LEAD | EX-CR NIAGARA INDUSTRIAL LEAD
NON-EXISTENT TRACKAGE

Present timetable listing for this line:

CP ~ NIAGARA INDUSTRIAL LEAD
NOVEMBER 24, 2001 - NOVEMBER 30, 2001

MILE
Jct. with CP Hamilton Subdivision16.9
Erie Street17.01
Park Street17.10
Crysler Avenue17.30
Victoria Avenue & Bridge Street17.6
Jct. with CN Grimsby Subdivision17.85
End Of Steel18.4

Traffic movement on this line:

     No trackage exists on this line.


Points of interest along this line:

     Mile 16.9 (Jct. with CP Hamilton Subdivision) : Huron Street, Niagara Falls : This used to be the Jct. to the CP Hamilton Subdivision located at mile 0.51 of the CP Hamilton Subdivision.

     Mile 17.0 - 17.5 : Queen, Park, Erie and Crysler Streets : The CP Niagara Industrial Lead cuts through the residential area just south of Bridge Street in Niagara Falls, heading over to CN.

     Mile 17.6 : Bridge Street at Victoria Avenue, Niagara Falls : This is the intersection of Victoria and Bridge Streets, just south of the CN Niagara Falls yard overpass. The CP Niagara Industrial Lead used to cut through the intersection of Victoria and Bridge Streets.


Operations on this line:

     The CP Niagara Industrial Lead used to lead off of the CP Hamilton Subdivision at Mile 0.51. It was referred to as Jct. switch Niagara Falls.
     This line was once part of the main line during the early 1900's, which ran between Fort Erie and Niagara On-the-lake.
     This line, up until it was abandoned was used exclusively as an interchange with CN next to the CN Niagara Falls yard at Victoria Avenue.
     This line also once served Cyanamid, until it closed in the early 1990's.
     CP Welland yard Job 1 out of CP Welland yard, interchanged with CN on any desired weekday. They didn't got here every weekday. The interchange seemed to almost always be the first thing Welland yard Job 1 would do when in Niagara Falls. But I had been burned a few times beating them to Niagara Falls and waiting for eternity for them to finish some switching around Montrose. This mainly happened during the mid morning. 9:30am to 10:30 am or so. All pictures below are taken as you head in a westerly direction from the CP Hamilton Subdivision to the CN Stamford Subdivision. CP didn't run across the CP Niagara Industrial Lead to access the CN Stamford Subdivision. There was a siding on the CP Niagara Industrial Lead, which was used to do a runaround.
     On November 23, 2001, CN removed the crossing of this line at Stanley Avenue, leaving their only other access point via the CN Grimsby Subdivision across from their yard in Niagara Falls.
     Friday, November 30, 2001 around noon, Welland yard Job 1 followed train 242 south to Niagara Falls through Clifton Hill. Welland yard Job 1 proceeded onto the CP Niagara Industrial Lead for the final time with CP 8239 and CP 8224 with a handful of cars for CN. A little over an hour later the train returned through Clifton Hill for the final time as expected because Welland yard's Job 1, 2 3 or 4 planned to start interchanging cars at CN Southern yard on the CN Stamford Subdivision east of Welland.


Pictorial view of this line:

43 photos in gallery


Mile 16.90
Looking South
(1997)

Mile 17.01
Looking Northwest
(2002)

Mile 17.01
Looking Northwest
(2005)

Mile 17.01
Looking East
(2002)

Mile 17.01
Looking South
(1997)

Mile 17.01
Looking South
(2005)

Mile 17.10
Looking North
(1997)

Mile 17.30
Looking East
(1997)

Mile 17.30
Looking East
(1997)

Mile 17.30
Looking East
(2002)

Mile 17.30
Looking West
(1997)

Mile 17.45
Looking West
(1997)

Mile 17.45
Looking West
(2002)

Mile 17.60
Looking Southeast
(1997)

Mile 17.60
Looking Southeast
(2002)

Mile 17.62
Looking Southeast
(2001)

Mile 17.65
Looking Northwest
(1997)

Mile 17.65
Looking Northwest
(1997)

Mile 17.65
Looking Northwest
(2002)

Mile 17.70
Looking Northwest
(2002)

Mile 17.70
Looking Southeast
(2000)

Mile 17.70
Looking Southeast
(2002)

Mile 17.75
Looking Northwest
(1998)

Mile 17.75
Looking Southeast
(1998)

Mile 17.80
Looking Southeast
(1998)

Mile 18.00
Looking Northwest
(1998)

Mile 18.00
Looking Southeast
(1998)

Mile 18.01
Looking Northwest
(2002)

Mile 18.01
Looking Southeast
(2002)

Mile 18.30
Looking Northwest
(1998)

Mile 18.30
Looking Northeast
(1998)

Mile 18.35
Looking Northeast
(1998)

Mile 18.40
Looking Northwest
(1998)

Mile 18.40
Looking Northwest
(2002)

Mile 18.40
Looking Northeast
(1998)

Mile 18.40
Looking Northeast
(2002)

Mile 18.40
Looking Northeast
(2002)

Mile 18.42
Looking Northwest
(2002)

Mile 18.50
Looking Northwest
(2001)

Mile 18.50
Looking Southeast
(2001)

Mile 18.50
Looking Southeast
(2001)

Mile 18.50
Looking West
(1998)

Mile 18.50
Looking West
(2001)