CP CHIPPAWA INDUSTRIAL SPUR

TRACKSIDE GUIDE & PHOTOS

EX-MC NIAGARA BRANCH | EX-NYC CHIPPAWA BRANCH
EX-PC CHIPPAWA SPUR | EX-CR CHIPPAWA BRANCH
PARTIAL NON-EXISTENT TRACKAGE (MILE 0.0 TO 12.85)

Present timetable listing for this line:

CP ~ CHIPPAWA INDUSTRIAL SPUR
DECEMBER 3, 2001 - PRESENT

MILE
Jct. with CP Montrose Subdivision14.0
McLeod Road13.8
Marineland Parkway13.55
Chippawa Pkwy12.9
End Of Steel12.85

Traffic movement on this line:

     Rule 105 Territory - Not to exceed 15 mph on entire trackage.
     No trackage exists on this line between Fort Erie and Chippawa.


Points of interest along this line:

     Mile 14.0 (Jct. with Montrose Subdivision) : McLeod Road, Niagara Falls : Mile 14.0 is located at mile 3 of the CP Montrose Subdivision. The switch to the CP Chippawa Industrial Spur is located in from of Mount Carmel.

     Mile 13.8 : McLeod Road, Niagara Falls : McLeod Road has been blocked to through vehicle traffic for years. You can get a shot here from the east end of McLeod Road, off of River Road.

     Mile 13.2 : Marineland Parkway : This is Marineland Parkway. It is a 4 lane road. You can get a few pictures here, but you can't stop on this road. You would have to park your car somewhere. Job 1 out of Welland Yard is the train that ventures down this line.

     Mile 13.0 : Marineland Parking Lot : Not mentioned in the timetable, there is a parking lot beside the CP Chippawa Spur at mile 1.2 . You can park your car here and walk across the grass to get a few pictures of the train pulling up through the trees from the north. Job 1 services Sohio inside the grounds of Marineland. Sorry...you can't take any pictures, unless you pay!

     Mile 12.9 : Chippawa Pkwy : Saint Gobain is located at the end of the CP Chippawa Spur. You can get some good pictures here of both the train on the CP Chippawa Spur, and in Saint Gobain. The track is really pretty snaky just north of the switch to Saint Gobain.

     Mile 12.85 : End Of Steel : The bumper is located at this location. Job 1 pulls up to the bumper when pulling out of Saint Gobain with cars. Try getting some pictures here!


Operations on this line:

     The CP Chippawa Spur was once part of the Michigan Central, which ran between Niagara On-the-lake and Fort Erie.
     These days the area of the present Chippawa Spur is only about one and a half miles in length. It runs off of the present Montrose Subdivision in Niagara Falls at mile 2.97 .
     This line services two industries. The first being Saint Gobain at the end of the line and Washington Mills (Sohio), located on the west side of Marineland. You cannot get to the switch at Sohio to railfan unless you pay the admission to Marineland as the switch is on Marineland property.
     These two companies are serviced by CP Welland Yard's Job 1 during the week, when switching is required. As the Michigan Central, New York Central, Penn Central and Conrail once owned this line, I don't have much knowledge of what trains traveled this line during the majority of the 1900's, until CP took over in the 1980's.
     Only one 4 axle unit is permitted to operate on this line. The train heads south from the Jct. switch at mile 2.97 of the CP Montrose Subdivision and to Saint Gobain. The train, after servicing the line, will back north up the CP Chippawa Industrial Spur to the CP Montrose Subdivision.
     In regards to the former trackage south of Chippawa on this line which follows the power lines, I am led to believe that the ROW ran along the west side of the power lines.


Pictorial view of this line:

     These photos are of the Chippawa Industrial Spur.

32 photos in gallery


Mile 12.85
Looking South
(2010)

Mile 12.90
Looking North
(1998)

Mile 12.90
Looking North
(1998)

Mile 12.90
Looking North
(2010)

Mile 12.90
Looking South
(1998)

Mile 12.90
Looking South
(2010)

Mile 12.95
Looking North
(2010)

Mile 12.95
Looking South
(2010)

Mile 13.00
Looking North
(2010)

Mile 13.15
Looking North
(1998)

Mile 13.15
Looking North
(2010)

Mile 13.15
Looking South
(1998)

Mile 13.30
Looking North
(1999)

Mile 13.30
Looking South
(1999)

Mile 13.40
Looking North
(1999)

Mile 13.40
Looking South
(1999)

Mile 13.55
Looking North
(1998)

Mile 13.55
Looking East
(2012)

Mile 13.55
Looking South
(1998)

Mile 13.55
Looking South
(1998)

Mile 13.55
Looking West
(2004)

Mile 13.75
Looking North
(1997)

Mile 13.75
Looking South
(1997)

Mile 13.85
Looking South
(2011)

Mile 13.90
Looking South
(2011)

Mile 14.00
Looking North
(2001)

Mile 14.00
Looking North
(2002)

Mile 14.00
Looking North
(2011)

Mile 14.00
Looking South
(2002)

Mile 14.00
Looking South
(2003)

Mile 14.00
Looking South
(2011)

Mile 14.00
Looking South
(2011)


     These photos are of the former PC trackage out of Fort Erie, north into Chippawa, along the Niagara River, connecting into what is presently mile 12.9.

25 photos in gallery


Mile 0.50
Looking East
(1999)

Mile 0.50
Looking West
(1999)

Mile 0.70
Looking East
(1999)

Mile 0.70
Looking West
(1999)

Mile 1.50
Looking East
(2001)

Mile 1.50
Looking West
(2001)

Mile 2.00
Looking North
(1999)

Mile 2.00
Looking South
(1999)

Mile 2.10
Looking North
(2013)

Mile 2.10
Looking North
(2013)

Mile 2.10
Looking South
(2013)

Mile 2.10
Looking South
(2013)

Mile 4.40
Looking North
(1999)

Mile 4.40
Looking South
(1999)

Mile 6.70
Looking North
(1999)

Mile 6.70
Looking South
(1999)

Mile 7.00
Looking North
(1999)

Mile 7.00
Looking South
(1999)

Mile 10.23
Looking Northwest
(1999)

Mile 10.23
Looking South
(1999)

Mile 11.40
Looking North
(1999)

Mile 11.40
Looking South
(1999)

Mile 12.50
Looking North
(1999)

Mile 12.50
Looking South
(1999)

Mile 12.75
Looking East
(1992)


     These photos are of the Sohio Lead off of the CP Chippawa Industrial Lead, within the Marineland property.

2 photos in gallery


Looking Northwest
(1999)

Looking East
(1999)


     These photos are of the old Saint Gobain Lead off of the CP Chippawa Industrial Lead, just north of Chippawa Creek Road in Chippawa, which is part of Niagara Falls.

1 photos in gallery


Looking Northwest
(1998)