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Smiths Falls Division

Map 1930

Map 1973 NEW

map Railways of Ottawa 1965

2811 with Third Class symbol freight 911 due to depart Smiths Falls yard 12:45 p.m.
for Chalk River Subdivision destined to Sault Ste.Marie. July 19,1958 Smiths Falls
Robert F. Collins/James A.Brown Collection

Smiths Falls Yard 1958

6015 Soo 6011 eastbound from Toronto to Montreal moving from Belleville Sub. to Winchester Sub.
It may make a setoff here and crew change will be made. Smiths Falls June 28, 1999

10/23/1991 activity.

One-of-a-kind MLW M-636 4711 3600 HP MLW M6031-12 3/25/1970
Re-engined 2-5/1988 with a 3200 HP Caterpillar engine Peaker Services Inc. Brighton, MI .

4711 leads 4572, two more MLW's plus ex QNS&L SD40
westbound Smiths Falls. 10/23/1991 Donald Albertson

Retired and sold 7/16/1998 Minnesota Commercial 71.

Back again two days later with some of the same power!

......... and a crew change of course.

There was another train of interest to the photographer on the 23rd.
5553-5558 eastbound with a train of multilevels.

Extra 1834 (ex 8776) at "The Falls" March 12, 1988

Two photos



8733_4465 with 911 leaving "the Falls" for Chalk River and beyond with
one car of beer on the head end for Pembroke! May 1973.

4230_4202 eastbound with pig train for Montreal. December 28, 1966 Smiths Falls.

Smiths Falls aerial view 2014
September 7, 2014 Grant Bailey

Smiths Falls Roundhouse
Locomotive Gallery

Smiths Falls Stations

Smiths Falls Division Stations
Not including Smiths Falls proper.

Ottawa Terminals
Hurdman (Jct. M&O Sub.) to Ottawa West

4097_4021 with a short freight at Hull West. Saturday, March 13, 1965 W.R.Linley

4097-4021 on #85 from St. Luc via Lachute are at Hull West station at mileage 90.0 on the M&O Subdivision
(mileage from Vaudreuil Quebec). Behind the van is the Gatineau road switcher (#72) returning to Ottawa West.
They are in the siding to clear the afternoon pool train #263 from Ottawa Union to Brockville.
Once #263 passes by (due 4.40 PM) the two trains coupled will head west (south as the crow flies)
on the M&O Sub. to their terminals at Ottawa West where the M&O Subdivision ends at mileage 91.6.
They are governed by the electric staff block system, but as they are at their terminating terminal
on the Lachute Subdivision and entering the M&O Subdivision, they have to get a clearance from
the operator at Hull West to enter the Smiths Falls Division, and also they need that clearance
to enter the electric staff block system territory of the Ottawa Terminals. L. B. Chapman.

1223 Pool 263 from Ottawa Union stopped at signal 916 Mile 91.6 M&O Sub.
enroute to Smiths Falls and Brockville to connect with CN's Pool 15 for Toronto.
Gene Kirkham Collection. Digital restoration; Walter Pfefferle

Note: 1223 was a John Street engine "borrowed" by Ottawa West roundhouse.
This was a common Ottawa practice that also saw Montreal and Sudbury engines "borrowed".

Prescott Subdivision
Ottawa West to Prescott

Carleton Place Subdivision NEW
Ottawa-Ottawa West-Carleton Place
Note: Junction Chalk River Sub.
to Smiths Falls/Chalk River.

Brockville Subdivision
Smiths Falls to Brockville

Cornwall Subdivision
Soulanges to Cornwall

Winchester Subdivision


G1 2207 on #94, the Prescott wayfreight at Bedell Mile 103.2 Winchester Sub. 09/18/1948
Walter Casselman/L.B.Chapman Collection

Deeks Mileage 109.5

Grenville Crushed Rock



Installation of new CTC signal system continues along the Winchester Subdivision which will replace
old ABS system (still in use) and change most of the line from double track to single track.


CTC Gallery NEW



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