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Northern Railway of Canada

(Ontario, Simcoe and Huron Union)

Acquired 1888 by Grand Trunk

Built to Provincial broad gauge of 66 inches (5 foot 6 inches).
Converted to standard gauge (4 feet 8 1/2 inches) in 1881.


Toronto, Simcoe and Muskoka Junction


Northern Railway of Canada Davenport station. Water tower at far left. Looking north. 1863
Located north of CPR Northern diamond and north of Davenport Road.
Caledonia Park Road south of St.Clair Avenue West.


Canadian National Railways era

Davenport Road level crossing. Looking north towards station and yard.

Note: This is north of CPR's Northern Diamond
Mile 5.2 CP North Toronto Subdivision.
Mile 4.6 CN Newmarket Subdivision.


Davenport Road crossing watchman's tower.

Davenport Yard just beyond the station


North of St.Clair Avenue West. Looking south.



OS&H 1 Lady Elgin Portland Locomotive & Car Works 33, 1852.

Ontario, Simcoe and Huron, Toronto. First steam locomotive built in Canada. Good 1853

NRC 2 Modified over the years it is out of service waiting scrapping following change of gauge.

We have all seen this photo but its purpose hasn't been recognized.
The men gathered here are likely aware of its significance as the
first steam locomotive made not only in Toronto but in all of Canada.

NRC 3, Josephine posing on the turntable in Toronto. Built 5/1853, New Jersey Locomotive and Machine Co. 28.
Passenger engine with 72" drivers were the largest on roster. Scrapped 1881.
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Northern Railway of Canada 33 at Meaford circa 1870.




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