CP UCAR LEAD

TRACKSIDE GUIDE & PHOTOS

EX-PC UCAR LEAD | EX-CR UCAR LEAD

Present timetable listing for this line:

CP ~ UCAR LEAD
Around 1970 - PRESENT

MILE
Jct. with TR Canal Spur0.0
End of Steel0.82

Traffic movement on this line:

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


Points of interest along this line:

     Mile 0.0 (Jct. with Canal Spur) : Ontario Road, Welland : The CP Ucar Lead runs off of the TR Canal Spur of the ladder track in the yard south of Ontario Road in Welland. This lead has only been in place since 1972 or so. The line was realigned years ago. This line is CP trackage as prior to this lead, the line used to run south off of the CP Welland Industrial Lead at Ontario Road. There is a small area next to the trackage behind the houses that looks like park land. This is where I believe the line once headed south. The line also went onto service John Deere. Townline Road, at the south end of Welland didn't exist prior to the early 1970's.

     Mile 0.6 : Dain Ave., Welland : This is the entrance into the former UCAR plant. Beyond a fence, the line continues west.


Operations on this line:

     The present day CP Ucar Lead is not that old. It was build during the Welland Canal Relocation Project.
Before the Welland Canal Relocation Project was started, the John Deere line crossed where this line goes through now.
     The CP Ucar Lead runs off of the former interchange yard at Ontario Road on the TR Canal Spur.
     UCAR was an updated name for Union Carbide located next to Stelpipe off of the Kingsway, along the old Welland Canal, now the Recreational Canal.
     In April 1999, UCAR ended the use of rail service and closed its plant in Welland, relocating to the U.S., resulting in most of the property being torn down.
     After the plant closed, the line lay amongst the weeds with the odd run of cars being stored on the line by Trillium. Trillium once used it for a while to store their 117 loco, but it is now stored at TR Feeder West.
     As I mentioned Trillium used to store their equipment inside the gates on this line but I later learned the reason for moving their equipment out. They had to go through the former plant's security everytime they went on the property. Trillium just use the trackage outside of the plant to store such cars as cover hoppes like SOO 117XXX's or similar.
     On February 2, 2008, the 'tower' was leveled on the property.


Pictorial view of this line:

51 photos in gallery


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