Barrie, Ont area question

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Barrie, Ont area question

Postby riffian » Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:53 am

I'm spending a few days in Blue Mounain, ON and was wondering about operations in Barrie. Is this branchline CN? Is there still freight service on this line? Any information about current ops and history greatly appreciated.

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Re: Barrie, Ont area question

Postby dowlingm » Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:18 am

The north-south line into Barrie (Newmarket Sub) is owned by Metrolinx, used to be CN, abandoned between Barrie and Washago.

There is a north-south line west of that which is the CP MacTier transcon.

The east-west line into Barrie crossing the CP: this wiki article may help - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barrie_Collingwood_Railway
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Re: Barrie, Ont area question

Postby riffian » Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:19 am

Thanks much. The track in Collingwood and south has been lifted and is now a rail trail. Track through Stayner is still in place, but havily overgrown.
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