Ontario Abandoned Places


20 Years of Exploring Canada's Abandoned Buildings Before They're Gone

Home

Forum

Search

User Search



Thousand Islands Railway

Located in: Gananoque
Location #1829
Public

To request this location be removed, submit a Report Location form.
Thousand Islands Railway Location Owner: rcouper
Created: 8/3/2010
Last Updated: 8/3/2010



Description
The railway was originally incorporated as Gananoque & Rideau Railway on 15 February 1871, but construction did not begin until 1883 due to lack of money. The original 5-kilometre (3.1 mi) line opened 1 January 1884. The company name was changed to Thousand Islands Railway four months later. A swing bridge over the mouth of the Gananoque River was constructed in 1894 to provide service to businesses on the east side of the river. The original junction between the Thousand Island Railway and the Grand Trunk Railway was moved 2.5 kilometres (1.6 mi) east in 1902 to a flatter location. The Thousand Islands Railway was merged into the Canadian National Railway in 1958. Passenger service ended in 1962; freight service ended in 1995. The line was dismantled in 1997.


Abandoned houses may be dangerous! Read the LEGAL DISCLAIMER and always ask permission.


Status:
Status: Abandoned
Category: Railway


Options:
View map
Geocaches
Who's Viewed

HAZARDS
None listed
We do not assume any responsibility for the accuracy of this information or for liability should you injure yourself.


Basic Member Full Member 1 Full Member 2
GPS:
Province: Ontario




1000 Island Railway
Thousand Islands Railway
Created on:8/3/2010
Created by: rcouper
13 photos