Despite the massive changes undergone in the Niagara Peninsula (Region) in the past 40 or so years, many of the lines that were once erected during the late 1800's are now only a memory or have been rerouted due to the Welland Canal Relocation Project in the late 1960's and early 1970's.
The former Michigan Central mainline from Welland to Carl Road in Niagara Falls and their line from Welland to the new Welland Canal bypass are now just a memory.
The former CN Cayuga Subdivision (now the TR Canal Spur) which ran through Dain City. The Welland Canal Bypass cut the former CN Cayuga Subdivision.
Things we now only remember are the old bridges, yards, and main lines once heavily traveled.
We can't forget the past railway companies that once serviced this area.
If you are from the Niagara area, or if you plan on visiting, you may find these two pages of interest to you.
Please feel free to contact me if you wish for clarification.
Today, the main track arteries into Niagara are CN's Grimsby Subdivision from Hamilton to Niagara Falls, ON, CN's Stamford Subdivision from Buffalo to Niagara Falls, ON. CP's main line is the CP Hamilton Subdivision from the Campbellville area to CP Brookfield East, where they access the CN Stamford Subdivision via a section of the old CN Cayuga Subdivision to CN Robbins. CP used to cross the border at Niagara Falls, ON. The former CP Hamilton Subdivision from Brookfield to Niagara Falls is now the CP Montrose Subdivision.
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