Latlng: (44.813019, -78.651460)

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Haliburton County

Howland Junction

Haliburton County, Ontario

Location Owner timo explorer
Creation Date Jul 27 2011
Status Abandoned
Category Railway
Location Haliburton County, Ontario
Site number #2991

Once a whistle stop on the Irondale, Bancroft and Ottawa Railway, this small village also housed a roundhouse to transfer train cars from the main CNR line to the I.B.&O. line. Further research shows that parts of the original trestle bridge over Kendrick Creek is still in place a little north of this settlement. Also, the remnants of the roundtable can still be found in the woods, near the station.

Latlng: (44.813019, -78.651460)

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avatar of WrecksdaleWreck
WrecksdaleWreck Messrs. Spears & Lauder operated a sawmill at Wilberforce from 1904. After IB&O was taken over by CNoR, Lauder, Spears and Howland built the Key Valley Railway in the Parry Sound District. The end of one story is the start of the next.
Oct 28 2012
avatar of WrecksdaleWreck
WrecksdaleWreck IB&O railway was built by Charles Pusey and Howland Jct. was named for his son-in-law Lucien B. Howland, Manager of the railway until it was taken over by Canadian Northern.
Oct 28 2012
avatar of WrecksdaleWreck
WrecksdaleWreck I don't think there was ever an enginehouse there, but there was a turntable. IB&O was taken over by Canadian Northern Railway in 1913, while the Victoria Railway was owned by Grand Trunk. It all came under Canadian National after 1921, but until then they were two independent railways.
Oct 28 2012
avatar of clay70
clay70 Gotta love this lonely former flagstop...Too bad the others on the IBO are all gone..
Aug 01 2011
avatar of timo explorer
timo explorer the roundtable is there, such as it is, mostly just a hollow in the ground with some rotting timbers along one edge. You can sort of make out where it was, but not much to see.
Jul 28 2011
avatar of don
don is the old roundtable accessible from the trail? I got an itch to check that out.
Jul 27 2011