Ottawa Railway History Circle

Plans for railways in the Ottawa Area
Those marked * have been deposited in the C. Robert Craig Memorial Library.
CompanySubdivisionLocationDateReferenceNotes
BQ*BQHarrowsmith2 Jul 1902RG 46 vol 1440 file 70Proposed arrangement of signals for crossing of K&PR with Bay of Quinte Ry
CA*RenfrewElgin Street Ottawa.RG 12 1791Shows passenger station, car shed and engine house.
CA*RenfrewElgin Street Ottawa.RG 12 1791Plan of the station ground in Ottawa
CA*RenfrewElgin Street Ottawa.RG 12 vol 1793 file 3268-48 pt. 5Plan shewing land leased from the Canada Atlantic Ry . Co. for Government car shed
CA*RenfrewRideau Canal16 Feb 1884RG 46 vol 1476
file 16558
Proposed swing bridge over Rideau Canal showing position of draw when open
CA*RenfrewOttawa.RG 46 vol 1476
file 16558
Sketch shewing the Ordnance Reserves through which the Canada Atlantic Railway passes near the city of Ottawa.
CA*RenfrewRideau Canal.RG 46 vol 1476
File 16558
Sketch  of Canada Atlantic Railway showing crossing of Rideau Canal Stewarton
CA*RenfrewOttawa.RG 46  vol 1476
File 16558
Map of Ottawa shewing course of the Canada Atlantic Railway approaching to & through the City.
This also shows the St. Lawrence and Ottawa line into Sussex Street and its engine house on the east side of the Rideau River.
CA*RenfrewElgin StreetJan 1888Insurance Companies 1091 - Elgin Street roundhouse and Bronson's tramways on the Rideau Canal.
2 - Canada Atlantic and Canadian Pacific interchange on the line to the Chaudiere.
CanCentral*PrescottChaudiere.Insurance Companies  4Shows Canada Central Railway Depot Grounds
CanCentral*Carleton PlaceOttawa WestSeptember 1880Insurance CompaniesE.B. Eddy's South Shore Steam Sawmill.   Includes a beautiful isometric drawing of the mill as well as a plan showing "waste run out to end of this tramway  (400 yards) & burnt."
CentCounties*CC.18 Aug 1899RG43 series A
vol. 5 file 802
Map showing proposed Central Counties Connection between the Canada Atlantic Railway and the Great Northern Railway
CN*BeachburgMile 34.96 to 37.367 Dec 1931K16C -51-131Diagram showing diversion of line between  M34.96 and M37.36, Beachburg subdiv.
CN*BeachburgBowesville.MNC 192478Shows  CN spur line running to Uplands Airport
CN*BeachburgRamsayville
CN*Hammond.30 Mar 1944K16C-51-182Sketch plan showing abandoned line of Clarence Creek branch, Rockland, Ont.
CN*Hammond.27 Mar 1944K16C-51-117Diagram showing dismantled lines between Limoges and Rockland, Ont.
CN*L'Orignal.30 Mar 1944K16C-51-188Sketch map showing abandoned line between Hawkesbury and Hurdman, Ont.
CN*O&NYOttawa4 Jul 1957RG30 File 13149CNR Ottawa - Cornwall. Proposed alterations of NYC tracks Ottawa to Hawthorne.  Indistinct.
CN*O&NYRamsay and Cornwall4 Jul 1957RG30 File 13149CNR Ottawa - Cornwall. Proposed alterations of NYC tracks at Tamsay and Cornwall.  Indistinct. 
CN*O&NYCornwall4 Jul 1957RG30 File 13149CNR Ottawa - Cornwall. Proposed alterations of NYC tracks in Cornwall.  Indistinct.
CN*RenfrewOttawa10 Dec 1953K16C-51-198Map showing abandoned line between Ottawa and Nepean, Ont.
CN*RenfrewRideau Canal18 Jun 1940RG 46 vol 1476
file 16558
Detail of sws and derail east of Rideau Canal Bridge (very indistinct)
CN*RenfrewRideau Canal18 Jun 1940RG 46 vol 1476
File 16558
Interlocking plant Rideau Canal Ottawa.
CN*WestportBrockville-Lyn24 Jun 1931K16C-51-118Diagram showing dismantled line between Brockville and Lyn Junction
CN*Westport.6 Aug 1953K16C -51-197Map showing abandoned line from Lyn Jct to Westport
CNOR*BeachburgEllwood2 Nov 1916RG30 vol 9335
File 1046-60-31
Plan showing land required for railway purposes, township of Gloucester, County of Carleton.
Shows land required at crossing of CNOR and CP at Ellwood.
CNOR*L'OrignalRocklandc. 1914RG 30  vol 9346Edwards Mill near Rockland's (Canadian Northern Ontario with Grand Trunk).
CNOR*L'OrignalRockland27 Jul 1914RG 30  vol 9346Facing point locks for moveable Point Frogs with four 27' 0" Detector Bars
CNOR*L'OrignalHawkesbury..Plan and profile of proposed crossing of CNO Ry and GT Ry Co's telegraph lines.
CP*Carleton PlaceWestboroJune 1915Insurance Companies 251Westboro and Ottawa West
CP*Carleton PlaceWestboroJune 1915Insurance Companies 251Shows detail of sidings for M.N. Cumming and W.C. Edwards Lumber Yard.
CPCornwallCornwall..Shows trackage in Cornwall yard (from Chris Granger)
CPKingstonHarrowsmith14 Dec 1938.Harrowsmith Tower.  From Rian Manson/David Page.
CPKingstonHarrowsmith Station  From Rian Manson/David Page.
CPKingstonKingston1959.Topo map of the west end of Kingston, showing the complete CN Cataraqui ("Dupont") Spur in 1959. Two features are shown which no longer exist: the siding to Collins Bay Penitentiary and the branch siding to the Kingston Elevator. From Dave Page.
CP*LachuteFasset2 Sep 1905RG46 vol 1516
File 1629
Plan shewing location of proposed Diamond Crossing and sidings for the Haskell Lumber Co. mileage 70.8 Ottawa section.
CP*LachuteHullMay 1895Insurance Companies 110Shows CP station grounds in Hull
CP*M and OHurdman8 Sep 192057635Proposed engine facilities - west approach.
Shows a roundhouse with two turntables - never constructed
CP*M and OHurdman8 Sep 192057635Proposed engine facilities - east approach.
Shows a roundhouse with two turntables - never constructed
CP*M and OVankleek Hill24 Mar 1896.Plan showing proposed crossing of the Montreal and Ottawa Railway with the Hawkesbury branch of the Canada Atlantic Railway, township of hawkesbury, county of Prescott.
CP*M and OVankleek Hill22 Apr 1941X-2-214/5Proposed automatic signals at crossing of Canadian National Railways Vankleek Hill, Ontario
CP*M and OVankleek Hill24 Sep 1930X-2-214-4C.P.R. Mileage 33.22 - M & O subdivision.  Proposed automatic signals at crossing of Canadian National Railways Vankleek.
CPNorth BayNear Mackey..Shows a tramway to Findlay's Sawmill
CP*OttawaOttawa3 Feb 1910RG12 vol 2494
File 3466-10
CPR Diagram of railway lines in the Ottawa area
CP*PrescottChaudiere..Tracing from portion of plan shewing required land for construction of additional accommodation at Chaudiere station, Ottawa.
Order in council of 6 May 1884.
CP*PrescottEllwood23 Dec 1952.Installation of automatic signals at crossing of Canadian National Railways near Ellwood
CP*PrescottOttawa West7 Nov 191043447Ottawa Union Station. Proposed Engine House Yard Layout
CP*PrescottChaudiereJune 1912NMC 33004Shows the arrangement of lines proposed (CP and GT) in the Wellington Street area.
CP*PrescottChaudiereJan 1885NMC  13966Shows the arrangement of CP and CA lines Richmond Road area, including CP enginehouse and CP and CA stations.
CP*PrescottChaudiereJan 1888NMC 32999Shows CP Broad Street station grounds and some Chaudiere lumber tramways.
CP*PrescottOttawa WestJan 1901Insurance Companies 108Shows CP Broad Street station and yards
CP*PrescottOttawa WestJan 1901Insurance Companies 112Shows CP roundhouse and CAR entry to the Chaudiere.
CP*PrescottOttawa WestJan 1888Insurance Companies 104Shoes CP roundhouse  and Broad Street station, also CAR Richmond Road/Broad Street station.
CP*Sussex StreetHurdman4 Nov 1898NMC 184286West of Ottawa, Ont.
StL&O Ry crossing M&O Ry and CA Ry.  proposed arrangement of signals.
CP*Sussex StreetHurdman16 Jan 1963SK87.
CP*Sussex StreetHurdman..Trackage Hurdman area.  showing main tracks only of  CP, CN and NYC.
CP*Sussex StreetBillings27 Jun 1957RG11 vol 1376
File 4205-1475
St. Lawrence and Ottawa Railway Co and its lessee the Canadian Pacific Railway Co.  plan showing in yellow station and platform proposed to be removed.
CP*Sussex StreetHurdman.RG43 1992-93/066
Vol 17 file 26909
Hand-drawn diagram of hurdman Interlocker showing location of signals.
CP*Sussex StreetHurdman.RG43 1992-93/066
Vol 17 file 26909
Plan and book of reference.  Shows CNOR line and crossing of the Sussex Street sub.
May be a CNOR plan.
CP*Sussex StreetHurdman25 May 1915RG43 1992-93/066
Vol 17 file 26909
Hurdman Interlocking
CP*Sussex StreetHurdman1 Jan 1916RG43 1992-93/066
Vol 17 file 26909
Hurdman Interlocking.  Proposed south-west connection
CP*Sussex StreetHurdman19 May 1916RG43 1992-93/066
Vol 17 file 26909
Hurdman Interlocking.  Proposed wye connection and additional dwarf signal on NY&O.
CP*Sussex StreetHurdman16 Nov 1933RG43 1992-93/066
Vol 17 file 26909
Saxby and Farmer - Hurdman Interlocking.  Locking sheet and dog chart.
CP*Sussex StreetHurdman23 Apr 1934RG43 1992-93/066
Vol 17 file 26909
Hurdman Interlocking.
CP*Sussex StreetHurdman6 Jun 1941RG43 1992-93/066
Vol 17 file 26909
Proposed changes to Hurdman Interlocking.
CP*Sussex StreetHurdman12 Jul 1950RG43 1992-93/066
Vol 17 file 26909
Crossing at interlocking at Hurdman.
CP*Sussex StreetBeechwood AvenueMay 1916Insurance Companies 87Shows trackwork in Dominion Bridge (temporarily used by Military Dept)
CP*Sussex StreetSt. Patrick Street21 April 1893RG12 vol 2512 file 3508-18Rail level crossing of St. Lawrence and Ottawa Ry by Ottawa Electric Ry east of the St. Patrick's bridge.
CP*Sussex StreetSt. Patrick StreetNo dateRG46 vol 1423 file 6652Ottawa Electric Street Railway. Plan and profile of an intersection with the Canadian pacific Railway - St. Lawrence and Ottawa division. St Patrick street. Plan referred to in the decision of the Railway Committee of the Privy Council recorded in Minutes Book No. 2 para 384.
CP*Sussex StreetSussex StreetMay 1895Insurance Companies 111Shows site of B&P roundhouse near Rideau River also W.C.Edwards' tramway with connection to street railway.
CP*WinchesterBedell17 Sep 1886RG46 1992-93/066
Box 17 file 15499.5
Plan shewing the crossing of the Eastern Extension of the Ontario and Quebec Railway with the Saint lawrence and Ottawa Railway in the township of Oxford, County of Grenville, Ontario and location of semaphores for the protection of same.
CP*WinchesterBedell
8 Feb 1912
RG46 1992-93/066
Box 17 file 15499.5

Kempton mileage 103.06
Shows location of signals and switches
CP*Winchester
CP*WinchesterBedell6 Feb 1919RG46 1992-93/066
Box 17 file 15499.5
Mileage 103.8 Winchester subd.  Kempton.
Proposed Interlocking plant at crossing of C.P.R Prescott subd.
CP*WinchesterBedell22 May 1919RG46 1992-93/066
Box 17 file 15499.5
Diagram of interlocking plant at Bedell Crossing
Includes a general description of signals in detail
CP*WinchesterBedell13 Apr 1937RG46 1992-93/066
Box 17 file 15499.5
Mileage 103.8 - Winchestr subd.  
Bedell Interlocking Plant at crossing of CPR Prescott subd.
CP*WinchesterMerrickville Bridge9 Jul 1886NMC 146075Ontario and Quebec Railway, Eastern Extension.  Plan showing Crossing of Rideau River.
CP*WinchesterDe Beaujeu17 Sep 1886RG 46M 93400 7
item 496
Plan shewing the crossing of the Eastern extension of the Ontario and Quebec Railway with the Canada Atlantic Railway  in the parish of  Saint Polycarpe.  Location of semaphores for the protection of same.
CP*WinchesterDe Beaujeu19 May 1903RG 46M 934007
item 1484
Interlocking plant. St. Polycarpe Jct.  Crossing with the Canada Atlantic Ry.
CP*WinchesterSmiths Falls7 Dec 1901RG46M 934007
Item 781
Plan showing location of spur line to the Frost & Wood Co's Works.
General*OttawaOttawa.RG12 vol. 2494
File 3466-10
General Plan Rearrangement of Ottawa Railway Terminals proposed by Commission appointed under authority of Order in Council 8th Sept 1913.
General*General.30 Jun 1898RG12 vol 1792
File 3268.48
Mileages Ottawa - Montreal by alternate routes.
General*ChaudiereChaudiereMay 1895Insurance Companies 107Shows tramways for E.B. Eddy in Hull and Bronson and Weston on Victoria Island, also railway to OER power house.
General*ChaudiereChaudiereJune 1878Insurance Companies 3Shows tramways for E.B. Eddy and Sherman Lord, Hull and  Bronson & Weston and Perley & Pattee  on Chaudiere and Victoria Islands.
GT*AlexandriaOttawa, Rideau Canal.RG12 vol. 2494
File 3466-10
Grand Trunk Railway City of Ottawa
Sketch  plan of Rideau Yard.
GT*AlexandriaOttawa GasJune 1915Insurance Companies 259Ottawa Gas plant. Shows "Electric Siding"  serving the plant.
GT*ChaudiereChaudiere Branch.RG12 vol. 2494
File 3466-10
Grand Trunk Railway City of Ottawa
Sketch map of Chaudiere branch interchange, Wellington yard, Chaudiere yard.
GT*ChaudiereChaudiere16 Feb 1919RG46 vol. 1498
File 3050
Ottawa Chaudiere Branch. Produced in connection with OER Queen Street Interlocking.
GT*ChaudiereQueen Street, Ottawa24 Apr 1914RG46 vol. 1498
File 3050
GTR Interlocking Plant.  Queen Street, Ottawa.
GT*RenfrewElgin Street Yard.RG12 vol. 2494
File 3466-10
Grand Trunk Railway City of Ottawa
Sketch plan of Elgin Yard
GT*RenfrewBank Street Yard.RG12 vol. 2494
File 3466-10
Grand Trunk Railway City of Ottawa
Sketch plan of Bank Street Yard, Main Line to Depot Harbor and Chaudiere Branch Connection
GT*RenfrewNepean Lumber YardJuly 1910Insurance Companies 169Shows trackage in J.R. Booth lumber piling yard.
HE*Hull ElectricHullJan 1921
amended to Sep 1946
Electric railway lines in Hull P.Q and Interurban Electric Railway Ottawa Ont. to Aylmer and Queens park, Que.
HEHull ElectricAylmerNov 1897Insurance Companies 3Shows PPJ and Hull Electric lines in Aylmer.
K&P*K&PKingston.RG 46M 93400
item 1441
NMC 190455
Sketch of the crossings and temporary station buildings of the Kingston and Pembroke Railway at Place de Armes and Ontario Streets, Kingston.
K&P*K&PKingstonAug 1881RG46M 934007
Item 1440
Plan shewing the lines and sidings of the Kingston and Pembroke Railway and the Grand Trunk Railway in the City of Kingston.
NCC*NCC-WOttawa HullJan 1981.Produced by the CTC entitled "The History of the Fulfillment of the Railway Portion of the National Capital Plan".
This large plan is shown in two portions - West and East and then enlarges in four sections.
NCC*NCC-E
NCC*NCC-NE
NCC*NCC-NW
NCC*NCC-SW
NCC*NCC-SE
O&GV*O&GVHull.NMC 143694Proposed deviation of Ottawa and Gatineau Valley Railway at Hull.
O&NY*O&NYOttawa, Canal Basin1 Nov 1897RG12 vol. 510 File 4606-64Plan showing new building on Canal Basin south of the lands of the Ottawa and New York Railway.  City of Ottawa. (never built)
O&NY*O&NYHawthorne18 May 1898NMC 184285Canada Switch and Spring Co., Montreal.
Arrangement of signals and derails for crossing of O&NY Ry. & CA Ry. at Hawthorne, Ont.
O&NY*O&NYHawthorne
28 May 1898RG46 1992-93/066 vol 32
Ottawa and New York and Canada Atlantic Railways
Shows crossing of lines and arrangement of signals at Hawthorne.
O&NY*O&NY
O&NY*O&NYHawthorne31 Jul 1945RG46 1992-93/066 vol 32Hawthorne Interlocking.  Crossing GTRR and O&NYRR
O&NY*O&NYFinch18 Sep 1897238Canada Switch and Spring Co., Montreal
Drawing of proposed arrangementof signals and derails for the drossing of the O&NY Ry. with the CP Ry. at South Finch.
O&NY*O&NYFinch16 Nov 1897253Canada Switch and Spring Co., Montreal
Drawing of run of rods at crossing of CPR & O&NY Ry at South Finch.
O&NYO&NYFinch--Crossing of O&NY and CPR at Finch.
O&NY*O&NYCornwall23 Sep 1898.Crossing of the Ottawa & New York Ry. and Grand Trunk Ry. 1  miles west of G.T.Ry. station. Cornwall, Ont.
O&NY*O&NYSt. Lawrence River.RG12 vol 2777
File 3534-52 part 2
New York and Ottawa Railroad.  Elevation of St. Lawrence River Bridge, North Channel.
O&NY*O&NYSt. Lawrence River.RG12 vol 2777
File 3534-52 part 2
New York and Ottawa Railroad.  Elevation of St. Lawrence River Bridge, South Channel.
OA&PS* RenfrewArnprior27 May 1893.Crossing of the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Ottawa Arnprior and Parry Sound Railway in the town of Arnprior.
Plan referred to in the order of the Railway Committee of the Privy Council dated this 27th May 1893
OER*OEROttawa, Chaudiere..Ottawa Electric Street Railway showing crossing with the Canada Atlantic Railway, Broad Street, Ottawa.
Plan referred to in letters dated 27 June 1909(?)
OER*OERSt. Patrick Street.RG46 vol 1438
File 7060
Ottawa Electric Railway plan and profile of an intersection with the Canadian Pacific Railway,
St. L&O division, St. Patrick Street, Ottawa
OER*OERSt. Patrick Street.RG46 vol 1438
File 7060
Standard Steam Railroad Crossing.
OER*OERSt. Patrick Street21 April 1893.Rail level crossing of St. Lawrence and Ottawa Ry by Ottawa Electric Ry east of the St. Patrick's bridge.
OER*OERSt. Patrick StreetNo dateRG46 vol 1423 file 6652Ottawa Electric Street Railway. Plan and profile of an intersection with the Canadian pacific Railway - St. Lawrence and Ottawa division. St Patrick street. Plan referred to in the decision of the Railway Committee of the Privy Council recorded in Minutes Book No. 2 para 384.
PC*PC1892?NMC 144528Map of Prescott County Railway.  Survey by J.A. Hibbard
PPJPPJAylmerNov 1897Insurance Companies 3Shows PPJ and Hull Electric lines in Aylmer.
PS*PembrokePembroke.NMC 145340Location of Pembroke Southern Railway running into Pembroke
QMO&OQMO&OOttawa West28 Jun 1872LACLocation of part of the QMO&O railway through North Bayswater, Nepean.
QMO&O*QMO&OPrince of Wales Bridge27 Mar 1879LAC 145183Location of Prince of Wales Bridge and  connection to CC in Ottawa West
QMO&O*QMO&OPrince of Wales Bridge27 March 1879LAC 143986Plan of the Chaudiere Bridge connecting the QMO&O RR with the Canada Central.
St.L&O*PrescottCrossing of OA&PS,  Nepean .LAC RG46
1992-93/066 File 41126
Plan shewing proposed crossing of the St. Lawrence and Ottawa Railway with the Ottawa, Arnprior and Parry Sound Railway in the township of Nepean, County of Carleton.
Shows a proposed platform on the St.L and O which was never built.
St.L&O*PrescottFrom Junction to Chaudiere21 Nov 1870NMC 190456Map or Plan of the proposed extension of the (St. Lawrence and Ottawa Railway) indistinct.
St.L&O*Prescottas above20 Nov 1870RG46M 934007
Item 1421
NMC 190454
Section of proposed extension. 
St.L&O*Prescottas above20 Nov 1870as aboveSection of proposed extension.
St. L&O*PrescottChaudiere20 April 1881.Plan of proposed level crossing connection of the St. Lawrence and Ottawa Railway with the Quebec Montreal Ottawa and Occidental Railway.
The crossing was never authorized.  Shows the Canada Central engine house.
V&P*OttawaOttawa.NMC 143679Plan of the Vaudreuil and Prescott Railway showing location in the City of Ottawa.
MiscellaneousSaxby & Farmer16 Aug 1888RG 46M 934007
Item 1569
Saxby and Farmer.  Plan of interlocking towers with table of variable dimensions of towers framed for Saxby and Farmer machines.

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