The 1880 H&NW building was lost to fire c.1911 and was replaced by a brick structure that lasted until November 22, 1971. Passenger service on the CNR had already been discontinued July 3, 1960. Abandonment of this section of the CNR came on September 20, 1984. Ralph Beaumont Collection
CP Extra 2230 South gets orders at Inglewood, September 1954. R.J.Sandusky
Looking north towards the CNR diamond, freight shed at left beyond station, water tank beyond crossing and partially hidden by trees. Note train order boards removed. July 1962 R.L.Kennedy
Looking south towards station. Switch connects to CNR.
CNR side, looking north. Train order boards removed. March 1964. Al Paterson
CNR side. Closed and looking forlorn amongst the weeds. Elizabeth A. Willmot
Dark signal on CN has nothing to govern as abandoned track rusts in
Scenes below taken in May 1980. Eugene Burles
Looking north. Abandoned CNR right of way to the right is the Caledon Trailway. June 12, 2006 R.L.Kennedy
If you happened by Inglewood at the right time you would have seen a unique, one-of-a-kind train. Diesel-electric (400HP Caterpillar) railcar D-1 hauling lightweight trailers C-1 and C-2. Rebuilt by CNR in 1951 from CN 15834 a CC&F 1926 oil-electric combination car into streamlined D-1 an all-baggage and express car, along with combination trailer C-1 RPO and 14 seats and coach trailer C-2 with 52 seats. Both of these lightweight 50' trailers were built by NSC in 1926 as CN 15742 and 15739. The advent of the modern RDC precluded any further such modernizations of the old "doodlebugs".
En route from Meaford to Hamilton (144 miles) is D-1, shown here at
Georgetown on June 18, 1958.
This equipment made its first run on January 4, 1952, continuing until
being transferred to Northern Ontario early in 1959.
Cliff Beagan, former Bruce Division brakeman.
Everytime I worked the 'Moonlight to Fraxa' on this old
line, I felt I had gone back five decades in time and was railroading
at the turn of the Century compared to the 'highball' Mactier and Hamilton
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