A few of my pics along the abandoned ex. Midland and Northern rail lines
The Midland Town Elevator was the end of the line in the early-1990s
Midland, Ontario's last train station and grain elevator
Canadian National GP9RM 4102 Shunting cars in Midland, Ontario
Train photobombs my sailboat pic on Midland Bay...
Rainy day at Tiffin
The last train leaves Midland, Ontario on Oct 7, 1994
The pond at Tiffin. A housing and condo development are here now
The Tiffin Elevator's foundations now serve a condominium complex
Another bad weather day at the Wye Trestle
Location of abandoned wye connecting branch line through Wyebridge
On top of the "Hole in the Wall" at Hogg's Bay
The reconditioned caboose at Hogg's Bay - Port McNicoll elevator in background
Looking across Hogg's Bay at Port McNicoll
Many photographs were taken from the Park St. bridge in Victoria Harbour
The barn still stands near Sturgeon Bay
The final train heads around the sweeping curve at Sturgeon Bay
Rounding the curve at Waubaushene
This church was constructed in 1881 - five years after the Midland Railway arrived
Near Coldwater Road in Waubaushene, Ontario
52¢ for gas at the "Flying D" in Fesserton
Heading east towards Coldwater near Fesserton
Crossing the Coldwater River in Coldwater, Ontario
Constructed first, the CN line had the right-of-way over the CPR
Wainman Line looking northwest - Sept. 1992
The cut near Foxmead
No longer an offset level crossing, the cut at Thorburn Rd has been filled
Uthoff Quarry - Montreal Locomotive Works S-3
Stone train hauled by two SD40-2 locomotives begins to climb eastward near Uthoff
From my evergrowing "where did I take that?" collection - I suspect near Silver Creek
Heading downhill into Orillia from the west
Last train from Uthoff rounding the curve at Huronia Rd. on March 10, 1995
Slow going through Couchiching Beach Park in Orillia
Canada's #1 train on the old Midland line through Orillia
Atherley Narrows at dusk w/almost new Dash 8-40CM 2406
MLW M-420 on the old Northern line at Midland Junction in Orillia
The southbound 450 w/new CN North America paint scheme in Orillia
Headed south under Hwy 12 in Orillia
South of Orillia and headed for Toronto
End of an era! No caboose on the last train servicing the Midland line in Orillia
Today this view from the ridge is obstructed by overgrowth - Hawkwstone, Ontario
This gentleman recalled the steam-era at Oro Station
About to pass under Ridge Road near Shanty Bay w/MLW C-630M 2031
The 450 at Kempenfelt Park, Barrie
Midland Turn - Kempenfelt Bay, Barrie, Ontario
The southbound "Canadian" at Barrie
Crossing the Nottawasaga River on the old Northern
Headed for Collingwood on a right-of-way contructed in 1855
Batteaux Creek near Collingwood, Ontario
Rail Removal Pics sent in by Christopher Furman
Chris had sent me some great pics from his youth when the rail removal crew was working in Orillia and he has graciously agreed to have them posted for your viewing pleasure. Later in life, Chris is now working in the industry and spent two years under contract removing the old CP line between Mattawa and Smith's Falls.
A young Mr. Furman on the porch of GP40-2L(w) 9438 in Orillia, Ontario.
At the wye near the station and Midland Junction.
With the Ossawippi Express in the background, this is certainly the Mississaga St. crossing.
Another view from Mississaga St with the old CP Rail Station in the background.
At the Elgin St. crossing a supporting cast of cars between the CWR cars and head end units.
Front end of the continuous welded rail cars.
An excellent pic from the cab looking east along the right-of-way that parallels Atherley Road.
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