TR FONTHILL SPUR & TR PINE STREET LEAD

TRACKSIDE GUIDE & PHOTOS

EX-NS&T WELLAND DIVISION | EX-CN FONTHILL SUBDIVISION & PINE STREET SPUR
EX-CN FONTHILL SPUR & PINE STREET SPUR
PARTIAL NON-EXISTENT TRACKAGE (MILE 5.9 AND SOUTH)

A look at present timetable listings for the lines....

     The mileages changed when CN took over the line.

TR ~ FONTHILL SPUR
SEPTEMBER 19, 1999 - PRESENT

MILE
Thorold
(Jct. with TR Thorold Spur)
4.61
Lynden Street5.12
Ormond Street5.15
Cleveland Street5.24
Lynden Street5.25
Cunningham Street5.31
Pine Street5.40
Richmond Street5.46
Pine Street Spur5.48
Hwy 585.60
End Of Steel5.9

TR ~ PINE STREET SPUR
SEPTEMBER 19, 1999 - PRESENT

MILE
Jct. with TR Fonthill Spur0.0
Baxter Place0.12
Lynden Street0.14
Rose Avenue0.15
Elgin Street0.21
Garden Street0.24
Maitland Street0.28
Metcafe Street0.34
Sullivan Street0.41
Albert Street0.54
Pine Street0.68
End Of Steel0.63

Available for viewing, are two .gif format schedules of the NS&T timetables from 1935.
Click here to view the first of two pages! Click here to view the second of two pages!


Traffic movement on this line:

     Rule 105 Territory - Not to exceed 15 mph on entire trackage.
     No trackage exists between Thorold and Port Colborne.


Points of interest along this line: (Fonthill Spur)

     Mile 4.61 : This is technically Thorold. The Thorold sign is located closer to old Bridge 10 about a half mile south. The Fonthill Spur, like the other old NS&T trackage doesn't begin at mile 0.0. I don't understand why it was never remileaged back in the 1960's.

     Mile 5.12 - 5.15 : Lynden and Ormond Streets are located here. They are right beside the Beer Store at the top of the escarpment. The track crosses here and heads west.

     Mile 5.24 - 5.31 : The Fonthill Spur runs along Lynden Street, crossing a couple side streets.

     Mile 5.4 : This is the connecting switch to the Pine Street Spur. The Pine Street Spur heads north off of the Fonthill Spur at Pine Street.

     Mile 5.6 : The Fonthill Spur heads south on a bridge over the west entrance to the Thorold tunnel. The Thorold tunnel passes vehicles under the Welland Canal.

     Mile 5.9 : This is the end of the Fonthill Spur, which ends just north of Collier Road. There used to be two industries which were serviced here. They were Exelon-Esk and Allied Chemical. Only Allied Chemical is stil around, but it has a new name these days.


Points of interest along this line: (Pine Street Spur)

     Mile 0.0 : This the junction switch to the Fonthill Spur. The local job backs down this line.

     Mile 0.12 - 0.63 : Gallagher Paper used to be the industry on this line. It was located at Pine and Albert Streets.


Operations on this line:

     The Fonthill Spur is only one part of the former NS&T network of tracks in the Niagara Region. It was part of the Welland Division.
     The CN Fonthill Subdivision, then, originally started at a switch on the old part of the CN Thorold Subdivision at approximately mile 4.65, which is still located behind the beer store in Thorold. The line today still continues up along the Welland Canal behind Ormond Street and circles around through Thorold to the west, crossing Ormond Street and a few side streets and comes to a switch where the TR Pine Street Lead is. The TR Fonthill Spur today still contines south overtop Hwy 58 at the west end of the Thorold Tunnel and ends north of Collier Road.
     When the line still fully existed, the line continued south across Kottmier Road and along Beaverdams Road. The line came into the outskirts of Fonhill, crossing Cataract Road and Merrittville Hwy. and then into Fonthill, passing in behind Fonthill Lumber and crossing Hwy 20, which today is really Canboro Road, but everybody still calls it Hwy 20.      From here, the line continued across Port Robinson Road, Merritt Road, Quaker Road, Woodlawn Road, Thorold Road, Fitch Street, Colbeck Drive, then across the Welland River. At this point we had come to the point where the old NS&T Welland Station was located. From here the line continued down to Port Colborne, first along Prince Charles Drive on the present trackage of the TR West Welland Spur and ending somewhere around there. But before that, when the line was still the NS&T Welland Division crossed over the double track main line of MC, PC and Conrail mainline just west of bridge 15 in Welland. Further heading south the line headed down Shaw Street and crossed where hte cut is of the present CP Hamilton Subdivision and CP Brookfield siding. After this, if you look carefully, there is a path through the brush into Dain City. The path comes out to the TR Canal Spur directly north of the present day TR Harbourline's trackage and now takes the same track south along Elm Street.
     Once you come to about mile 1.8, instead of heading east as the TR Harbourline does these days, the former NS&T Welland Division continued south along Elm Street. Once the line got down nearer to Main Street, the line entered the center of Elm Street and followed Elm Street down to the CN Dunnville Spur and curved to the west.
     Now that I have explained the NS&T days, lets get back the days of CN and the CN Fonthill Subdivision, and later a Spur. As stated, after the NS&T days, the line in 1981 the Welland River bridge was abandoned due to structural reasons. After 1981, the CN Fonthill Subdivision was torn out through Welland, all the way north to Fonthill.
     The line was left in from there to Thorold. I remember seeing the rail still in place in May 1992.
     I remember one day in May of 1992, I came to the Cataract Road crossing and casually looked down the track towards Thorold. I was ticked! About a mile down the track i saw a CN caboose heading back to Thorold. That was the last I ever heard of anything on the line south of Thorold.
     Shortly after that, I learned that the line was going to be torn out. I decided to take an adventure along it. I had a camera with me and didn't take one photo. All that time I knew it was going to be ripped up.      In 1994, the line was torn out.      As earlier stated, the line only goes as far as about 1/4 mile north of Collier Road in Thorold, though there still remains two small bridges where the tracks used to crossed beside Beaverdams Road.
     CN has serviced this line since the NS&T was taken over by CN back in 1959. Until 1999, CN serviced the Allied Chemical plant, which is now another name, as Trillium now gives service to this industry.
     Gallagher Paper, which was located on the Pine Street Spur was serviced by CN on Monday's and Thursday's.
     On September 19, 1999, Trillium took over switching operations.
     Shortly after Trillium took over the Pine Street Lead, Gallagher paper shut down operations. I don't think Trillium ever service the plant.
     In 2006, I noticed that the north end of the Pine Street Lead had been torn out at the plant and up the center of Pine Street a few blocks. This was because the new owner of the plant didn't want the rail on the property.


Pictorial view of this line:

     These photos are of the old Pine Street Lead in Thorold.

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Mile 0.00
Looking North
(1997)

Mile 0.00
Looking Northeast
(2006)

Mile 0.00
Looking Northeast
(2013)

Mile 0.00
Looking Northeast
(2014)

Mile 0.00
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(2014)

Mile 0.00
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(2014)

Mile 0.00
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(1998)

Mile 0.00
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(2006)

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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(2014)

Mile 0.01
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Mile 0.10
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(1998)

Mile 0.10
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(2006)

Mile 0.10
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Mile 0.10
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(2006)

Mile 0.10
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Mile 0.10
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(2013)

Mile 0.12
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(2006)

Mile 0.12
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Mile 0.15
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(2006)

Mile 0.15
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Mile 0.20
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(1998)

Mile 0.28
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Mile 0.28
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(2006)

Mile 0.34
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(2006)

Mile 0.34
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(2006)

Mile 0.40
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(1998)

Mile 0.41
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(2006)

Mile 0.41
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(2006)

Mile 0.54
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(2002)

Mile 0.54
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(2006)

Mile 0.54
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Mile 0.54
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Mile 0.60
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(1998)

Mile 0.60
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(2002)

Mile 0.60
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Mile 0.60
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Mile 0.60
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Mile 0.60
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     Do note that these mileages are of the CN era, after 1959, when the NS&T ceased to exist.
     Photos begin southeast of the beer store on Ormond Street in Thorold and wrap northwest than southwest towards Welland.

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Mile 4.61
Looking North
(2009)

Mile 4.61
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(2009)

Mile 4.65
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(1997)

Mile 4.65
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(2014)

Mile 4.65
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Mile 4.65
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(2014)

Mile 4.70
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(1997)

Mile 4.70
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(2006)

Mile 4.70
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(2006)

Mile 4.70
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(2009)

Mile 4.90
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(2006)

Mile 5.00
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(1996)

Mile 5.00
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Mile 5.08
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Mile 5.08
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Mile 5.10
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Mile 5.10
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Mile 5.12
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Mile 5.12
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Mile 5.12
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Mile 5.12
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Mile 5.12
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Mile 5.12
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Mile 5.12
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Mile 5.12
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Mile 5.15
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(2006)

Mile 5.15
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(2012)

Mile 5.15
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(2013)

Mile 5.15
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Mile 5.15
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Mile 5.15
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Mile 5.15
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Mile 5.15
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Mile 5.15
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(2006)

Mile 5.15
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Mile 5.15
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Mile 5.15
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Mile 5.25
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(1997)

Mile 5.25
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Mile 5.25
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Mile 5.25
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Mile 5.25
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Mile 5.25
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Mile 5.25
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Mile 5.25
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Mile 5.30
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Mile 5.31
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Mile 5.31
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Mile 5.31
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Mile 5.31
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Mile 5.31
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Mile 5.35
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Mile 5.37
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Mile 5.40
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Mile 5.40
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Mile 5.40
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Mile 5.40
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Mile 5.40
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Mile 5.46
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Mile 5.46
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Mile 5.46
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Mile 5.46
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(2014)

Mile 5.46
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Mile 5.46
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Mile 5.46
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Mile 5.46
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Mile 5.46
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Mile 5.46
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Mile 5.46
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Mile 5.46
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Mile 5.46
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Mile 5.50
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(2013)

Mile 5.50
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(2013)

Mile 5.60
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Mile 5.60
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Mile 5.60
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Mile 5.60
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Mile 5.60
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Mile 5.60
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Mile 5.60
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Mile 5.60
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Mile 5.60
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Mile 5.60
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Mile 5.60
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Mile 5.60
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Mile 5.60
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Mile 5.60
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(2013)

Mile 5.65
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(2013)

Mile 5.65
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(2013)

Mile 5.65
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Mile 5.65
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(1996)

Mile 5.65
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(2006)

Mile 5.65
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Mile 5.65
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Mile 5.66
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(2013)

Mile 5.66
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Mile 5.70
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(2006)

Mile 5.70
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Mile 5.75
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(2006)

Mile 5.75
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(2013)

Mile 5.75
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Mile 5.80
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(2013)

Mile 5.85
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(1996)

Mile 5.85
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Mile 5.85
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(1997)

Mile 5.85
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(2006)

Mile 5.90
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Mile 5.90
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Mile 5.95
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(2006)

Mile 5.95
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(2013)

Mile 5.95
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Mile 5.96
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Mile 6.00
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(1997)

Mile 6.15
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(1997)

Mile 6.15
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(2006)

Mile 6.15
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Mile 6.15
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Mile 6.20
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(2006)

Mile 6.27
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Mile 6.27
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(2004)

Mile 6.54
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(1997)

Mile 6.54
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Mile 6.54
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Mile 6.54
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Mile 6.54
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Mile 6.59
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Mile 6.59
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Mile 6.59
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Mile 6.80
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(1997)

Mile 6.80
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Mile 6.80
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Mile 7.00
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(1997)

Mile 7.10
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Mile 7.10
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Mile 7.10
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Mile 7.10
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(1997)

Mile 7.10
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Mile 7.10
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Mile 7.10
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Mile 7.30
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(1997)

Mile 7.30
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Mile 7.30
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(2005)

Mile 7.30
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(2005)

Mile 7.30
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(2005)

Mile 7.35
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Mile 7.35
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Mile 7.91
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(1997)

Mile 7.91
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Mile 7.91
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Mile 8.41
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(1997)

Mile 8.41
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(2005)

Mile 8.65
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(1997)

Mile 8.75
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(1997)

Mile 8.75
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(2005)

Mile 8.75
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(1997)

Mile 8.75
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Mile 9.14
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(1997)

Mile 9.14
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(2005)

Mile 9.14
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Mile 9.14
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Mile 9.49
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(2005)

Mile 9.49
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Mile 9.92
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(2005)

Mile 9.92
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(2010)

Mile 9.92
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(1997)

Mile 9.92
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Mile 10.36
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(2005)

Mile 10.36
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Mile 10.62
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(1997)

Mile 10.62
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Mile 10.62
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(1997)

Mile 10.62
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Mile 10.90
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(1997)

Mile 11.10
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(1997)

Mile 11.21
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(2005)

Mile 11.21
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(2005)

Mile 11.30
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(1997)

Mile 11.40
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(2005)

Mile 11.40
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(2005)

Mile 11.50
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(2000)

Mile 11.50
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(2005)

Mile 11.50
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(1997)

Mile 11.50
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(2000)

Mile 11.50
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(2005)

Mile 11.65
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(2005)

Mile 11.65
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(2005)

Mile 11.70
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(1997)

Mile 11.87
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(2005)

Mile 11.87
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(1997)

Mile 11.87
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(2000)

Mile 11.87
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(2005)

Mile 11.90
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(1996)

Mile 11.90
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(2000)

Mile 12.00
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(1997)

Mile 12.00
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(1997)

Mile 12.21
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(1997)

Mile 12.21
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(2000)

Mile 12.21
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(2000)

Mile 12.33
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(1997)

Mile 12.33
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(2000)

Mile 12.33
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Mile 12.33
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(2000)

Mile 12.95
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(2000)

Mile 12.95
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(1997)

Mile 12.95
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(1997)

Mile 12.95
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(2000)

Mile 13.60
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(1997)

Mile 13.60
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(1997)

Mile 13.60
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(2000)

Mile 13.60
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(1997)

Mile 13.60
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(2000)

Mile 13.80
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(1997)

Mile 14.10
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(1997)

Mile 14.20
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(1997)

Mile 14.20
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(2000)

Mile 14.20
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(2000)

Mile 14.20
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(2000)

Mile 14.20
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(2000)

Mile 14.50
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(1997)

Mile 14.50
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Mile 14.80
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(2000)

Mile 14.80
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(2000)

Mile 14.85
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(2014)

Mile 14.85
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(2014)

Mile 14.90
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(2014)

Mile 14.90
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(2014)

Mile 14.95
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(1997)

Mile 14.95
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(2000)

Mile 14.95
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(2010)

Mile 14.95
Looking South
(2014)

Mile 15.00
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(1997)

Mile 15.00
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(2000)

Mile 15.00
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(2010)

Mile 15.10
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(1997)

Mile 15.40
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(1997)

Mile 15.70
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(1997)

Mile 15.70
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(2011)

Mile 15.70
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(2011)

Mile 15.70
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(2011)

Mile 15.70
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(2011)

Mile 15.80
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(1997)

Mile 15.80
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(2000)

Mile 15.80
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(2011)

Mile 15.80
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(1997)

Mile 15.80
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(2000)

Mile 15.80
Looking South
(2011)

Mile 16.00
Looking North
(1996)

Mile 16.00
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(2000)

Mile 16.00
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(1981)

Mile 16.00
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(1996)

Mile 16.00
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(2000)

Mile 16.00
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(1981)

Mile 16.00
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(1981)

Mile 16.00
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(1982)

Mile 16.10
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(2010)

Mile 16.10
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(1997)

Mile 16.10
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(2010)

Mile 16.20
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(2010)

Mile 16.20
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(2010)


     These photos are of the old NS&T Trackage beginning in Fonthill, then Welland. Mileages are NS&T-pre mid 1959, Don't confused them with te CN era.
     I have these marked as NS&T mileages as CN really never operated mused in this part of track, when they took over the NS&T Welland Division.
     For the confusion of mileages, with photos on this page, CN mileage 16.1 is the same location as NS&T mileage 11.02.

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Mile 6.72

Mile 6.72

Mile 11.00
Looking Northeast

Mile 11.10
Looking North
(2010)

Mile 11.10
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(2000)

Mile 11.22
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(2010)

Mile 11.22
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(2000)

Mile 11.45
Looking North
(2010)

Mile 11.45
Looking South
(2000)

Mile 11.50
Looking North
(2010)

Mile 11.50
Looking South
(2000)


     These photos are of the old NS&T Trackage from just south of Lincoln Street in Welland, including the present day TR West Welland Spur (CN-TR mileages, not NS&T mileages, southward on the present day, to where it curves west to connect to the CP Welland Industrial Lead in Welland.

     Do note that mile 1.55 is at the north end continuing from last section of photos...southward.
     CN/TR mile 1.61 was once roughly NS&T Welland Division mile 11.52 and CN/TR mile 1.2 is roughly NS&T Welland Division mile 11.9.

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Mile 1.61
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(2010)

Mile 1.61
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(2012)

Mile 1.61
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(2013)

Mile 1.61
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(1996)

Mile 1.61
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Mile 1.61
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Mile 1.61
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Mile 1.61
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(2010)

Mile 1.61
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(2012)

Mile 1.58
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(2000)

Mile 1.58
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(2013)

Mile 1.58
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(2013)

Mile 1.55
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(2012)

Mile 1.55
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(2006)

Mile 1.55
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(2013)

Mile 1.55
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(2013)

Mile 1.55
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(2013)

Mile 1.55
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(2000)

Mile 1.55
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(2013)

Mile 1.55
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(2013)

Mile 1.55
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(2013)

Mile 1.55
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(2012)

Mile 1.55
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(2012)

Mile 1.54
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(2013)

Mile 1.54
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(2013)

Mile 1.50
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(1997)

Mile 1.47
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(2013)

Mile 1.47
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(2013)

Mile 1.46
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(2013)

Mile 1.45
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(2013)

Mile 1.45
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(1997)

Mile 1.45
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(2000)

Mile 1.45
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(2012)

Mile 1.45
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(2013)

Mile 1.45
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(1997)

Mile 1.45
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(2000)

Mile 1.45
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(2012)

Mile 1.45
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(2013)

Mile 1.45
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(2013)

Mile 1.45
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(2013)

Mile 1.30
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(1997)

Mile 1.30
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(2000)

Mile 1.30
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(2000)


     During the spring of 2013, I found out that the present alignment of the trackage in the above section og photos from mile 1.55 to mile 1.45 (north to south) was rebuilt in 1981 with the connection southward onto the original section of the former trackage of the NS&T Welland Sub mile 11.90 sothward.
     The original trackage cut through the grass from the north edge of the 'arc' at mile 1.55 to the south 'arc' at mile 1.44 of what is the West Welland Spur.

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Looking North
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(2013)

Looking South
(2013)

Looking South
(2013)

Looking South
(2013)

Looking South
(2013)

Looking South
(2013)

Looking South
(2013)


     These photos are of the old NS&T Trackage from the bend at about mile 1.2 on the TR West Welland Spur, southward from Welland into Dain City, to the old location of the once-diamond of the present day TR Canal Spur; (CN Cayuga Subsivision in NS&T days-The present TR Canal Spur was once the CN Canal Spur/Subdivision, and prior to 1970 it was the CN Cayuga Subdivison).

59 photos in gallery


Mile 11.90
Looking North
(2012)

Mile 11.90
Looking South
(2012)

Mile 11.90
Looking South
(2012)

Mile 11.90
Looking South
(2012)

Mile 11.92
Looking North
(2012)

Mile 11.92
Looking South
(2012)

Mile 11.94
Looking North
(2012)

Mile 11.94
Looking South
(2012)

Mile 11.96
(2012)

Mile 11.96
Looking North
(2003)

Mile 11.96
Looking North
(2010)

Mile 11.96
Looking North
(2012)

Mile 11.96
Looking North
(2012)

Mile 11.96
Looking North
(2013)

Mile 11.96
Looking Southeast
(2012)

Mile 11.96
Looking South
(2003)

Mile 11.96
Looking South
(2010)

Mile 11.96
Looking South
(2012)

Mile 11.96
Looking South
(2013)

Mile 11.99
Looking North
(2012)

Mile 11.99
Looking South
(2012)

Mile 12.08
Looking North
(2012)

Mile 12.08
Looking South
(2012)

Mile 12.13
Looking North
(2012)

Mile 12.13
Looking South
(2012)

Mile 12.25
Looking North
(2012)

Mile 12.25
Looking South
(2012)

Mile 12.31
Looking North
(2012)

Mile 12.31
Looking South
(2012)

Mile 12.42
Looking North
(2012)

Mile 12.42
Looking South
(2012)

Mile 12.53
Looking North
(2012)

Mile 12.53
Looking South
(2012)

Mile 12.70
Looking North
(2012)

Mile 12.70
Looking South
(2012)

Mile 12.78
Looking North
(2012)

Mile 12.78
Looking South
(2012)

Mile 12.81
Looking North
(2012)

Mile 12.81
Looking South
(2012)

Mile 12.98
Looking North
(2012)

Mile 12.98
Looking South
(2012)

Mile 13.13
Looking North
(1997)

Mile 13.13
Looking North
(2012)

Mile 13.13
Looking North
(2012)

Mile 13.13
Looking South
(1997)

Mile 13.13
Looking South
(2012)

Mile 13.13
Looking South
(2012)

Mile 13.20
Looking North
(1997)

Mile 13.20
Looking North
(2012)

Mile 13.20
Looking South
(1997)

Mile 13.20
Looking South
(2012)

Mile 13.90
Looking North
(1997)

Mile 14.12
Looking North
(2012)

Mile 14.12
Looking North
(2012)

Mile 14.12
Looking South
(1997)

Mile 14.12
Looking South
(2012)

Mile 14.12
Looking South
(2012)

Mile 14.23
Looking North
(2012)

Mile 14.23
Looking South
(2012)


     These photos are of the present day TR Harborline where the former NS&T Welland Division ran on, until 1959.
     The NS&T Welland Division trackage includes mile 1.2 to 1.85ish of the TR Harborline.
     Do note that this group of photos are from the CN era, which continued to the present day TR era. Mile 0.2 would be roughly NS&T mile 14.3 and mile 1.8 is roughly NS&T mile 15.9.

34 photos in gallery


Mile 0.22
Looking South
(2014)

Mile 0.25
Looking North
(2012)

Mile 0.45
Looking North
(2012)

Mile 0.60
Looking South
(2012)

Mile 0.70
Looking North
(2012)

Mile 0.95
Looking North
(2012)

Mile 0.95
Looking East
(2012)

Mile 0.95
Looking South
(2012)

Mile 0.95
Looking West
(2012)

Mile 1.17
Looking North
(2001)

Mile 1.17
Looking North
(2011)

Mile 1.17
Looking North
(2012)

Mile 1.17
Looking East
(2011)

Mile 1.17
Looking South
(2001)

Mile 1.17
Looking South
(2011)

Mile 1.17
Looking South
(2012)

Mile 1.17
Looking West
(2011)

Mile 1.40
Looking Northwest
(2012)

Mile 1.40
Looking Northwest
(2012)

Mile 1.40
Looking North
(2012)

Mile 1.40
Looking South
(2012)

Mile 1.40
Looking West
(1997)

Mile 1.40
Looking West
(2012)

Mile 1.40
Looking West
(2015)

Mile 1.40
Looking West
(2015)

Mile 1.70
Looking South
(2012)

Mile 1.75
Looking North
(2011)

Mile 1.75
Looking North
(2012)

Mile 1.75
Looking North
(2015)

Mile 1.75
Looking Southeast
(2011)

Mile 1.75
Looking Southeast
(2015)

Mile 1.75
Looking South
(2012)

Mile 1.75
Looking West
(2011)

Mile 1.75
Looking West
(2011)


     These photos are of the old NS&T trackage from the bend at about mile 1.9 on the TR Harborline, southward to roughly where Shewood Forest connects to Elm Street. I have stopped this section of photos at that location because from there southward is the old CN Elm Street Spur.

20 photos in gallery


Mile 14.98
Looking North
(2012)

Mile 14.98
Looking South
(2012)

Mile 15.02
Looking North
(2012)

Mile 15.02
Looking South
(2012)

Mile 15.23
Looking North
(2012)

Mile 15.23
Looking South
(2012)

Mile 15.33
Looking North
(2012)

Mile 15.33
Looking South
(2012)

Mile 15.51
Looking North
(2012)

Mile 15.51
Looking South
(2012)

Mile 15.64
Looking North
(2012)

Mile 15.64
Looking South
(2012)

Mile 15.89
Looking North
(2012)

Mile 15.89
Looking South
(2012)

Mile 16.13
Looking North
(2012)

Mile 16.13
Looking South
(2012)

Mile 16.24
Looking North
(2012)

Mile 16.24
Looking North
(2012)

Mile 16.91
Looking North
(2012)

Mile 16.91
Looking South
(2012)


     This last group of photos here are from roughly where Sherwood Forest connects to Elm Street in Port Colborne, down the middle of Elm St. to a switch onto the old CN Dunnville Subdivision on the west side of Elm Street in Port Colborne.
     Do note that it was kept in place until 1981 or 1985 (can't remember which year), when the CN Port Colborne Spur was rebuilt off of the CN Canal Subdivision in Dain City, to the north in Dain City.
     A connection to Robin Hood had to be kept in to service the industry, until the CN Port Colborne Spur was built. The CN Port Colborne Spur is the name of the TR Harborline, prior to Trillium days, beginning in June 1997.
After The CN Port Colborne Spur (now TR Harbourline from mile 1.9 eastward and southward to Robin Hood was built, the CN Elm Street Spur was ripped up.
Do note, that the Eolm Street Spur is mileaged from the south, northwards off of the old CN Dunnville Subdivision.

7 photos in gallery


Mile 1.30
Looking North
(2000)

Mile 1.30
Looking South
(2000)

Mile 1.00
Looking North
(2000)

Mile 1.00
Looking South
(2000)

Mile 0.50
Looking North
(2000)

Mile 0.50
Looking South
(2000)

Mile 0.00
Looking East
(2000)


     These photos are of the lead into the old location Newman Steel, that used to be located on Denistoun Street at Lincoln Street, where Water Street came out.
     This lead used to leave the NS&T Welland Division just north of Lincon Street along Prince Charles Drive, then head down Lincoln Street West and curve into the plant.

7 photos in gallery


Looking Northwest
(2012)

Looking Northeast
(2012)

Looking Northeast
(2012)

Looking Northeast
(2012)

Looking Southeast
(2012)

Looking Southeast
(2012)

Looking Southwest
(2012)


     This photo is of the old Allied Chemical plant in thorold at the present south end of the old TR Fonthill Spur, north of Collier Road .

2 photos in gallery


Looking Northeast
(2013)


     This photo is of the old Exelon-Esk plant that was once located along the old CN Fonthill Subdivision/Spur in the 1990's in thorold, along mile 5.75.

1 photos in gallery


Looking Southwest
(2013)