Tillsonburg, Ontario ...4 Seperate RR Stations in a rural farming community

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Tillsonburg, Ontario ...4 Seperate RR Stations in a rural farming community
Posted by Miningman on Thursday, May 24, 2018 9:07 PM

Tillsonburg, Ontario is part of the triangle along with Delhi and Simcoe that forms the heart of tobacco country in South Western Ontario. It had long, vital and historic railroad connections. 

The CPR, CNR, New Yor Central and Wabash all had their own stations. The only one missing is the Pere Marquette which shared it s station with the CNR. 

CPR Tillsonburg station nicely restored and relocated next to the already restored old GWR station (below).

CN Tillsonburg North 

Three photos: 2 in October 1971. Al Howlett

 And today it looks like this....

Nicely restored to its Great Western Railway (CNR) appearance on original site for commercial use.

CASO Tillsonburg

Originally this line was the Canada Southern (CASO), later Michigan Central, then New York Central, 
then Penn Central, then Conrail and finally Canadian National! September 1985 Gene Burles

Latest restoration for commercial re-use is this former New York Central station on the CASO Subdivision. 


 

Long gone is this old station on the Wabash Division's Cayuga Subdivision which ran south of the town. 
Originally known as the Air Line, for its beginning as the Canada Air Line, which was owned by the Great Western. 
Three photos September 1971 Al Howlett

.....last train to run into Tillsonburg was the short lived short line Trillium RR

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Posted by SD70Dude on Thursday, May 24, 2018 11:29 PM

Miningman

Tillsonburg

My back still aches when I hear that word!

Greetings from Alberta

-an Articulate Malcontent

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Posted by Miningman on Thursday, May 24, 2018 11:49 PM

For Mike and the Dude

https://youtu.be/v6EiYbRTv4M

 

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