Ottawa Railway History Circle

Railway Gravel Pits and Quarries in the Ottawa Area
Finding No. 37 Railway Pits and Quarries in the Ottawa Area

Gravel Pits
Canadian National

CNR Alexandria Sub
1. East of Maxville. Need confirmation, could have been a private pit. Shown on NTS Topo Map 31-G-7, 2nd edition.,-75.6524212,1079m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en

CNR Beachburg Sub.
1. Near present day EY Centre (Lester Road and the Airport Parkway). Spur began at what is now Wass (mile 5.0).,-75.6524212,1079m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en

CNR  Hammond Sub.
1. May have been close to the junction with the spur to the Edwards Quarry. Unconfirmed.,-75.2795545,470m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en

CNR Renfrew Sub.
1. The Horton Pit east of Renfrew may have been  located here, but confirmation needed,-76.6537032,556m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en

CNR Smiths Falls Sub.
1. East of Smiths Falls. Certainly looks like one:,-76.0233392,287m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en

CNR Westport Sub
1. Lyn  
2. Lyndhurst may have been here:,-76.1054506,249m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en

Canadian Pacific
CPR Belleville Sub.
1. west of Glen Tayshown on NTS map 31-C-16, 3rd edition:,-76.3516291,339m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en

CPR Brockville Sub.
1. Looks like it was reached by a spur than ran northwest from Bellamy's, the turned abruptly north of McKay Road. Either way, looks like a spur of some type ran from Bellamy's,-75.8160274,279m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en

CPR Carleton Place Sub.
1. Bells gravel pit

Side wash into Bells gravel pit when building the CPR bridge at the Chaudiere (Prince of Wales Bridge).LAC C 21427

CPR Chalk River Sub
1. East of Haley Station.,-76.7706537,547m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en

Locomotive #415 and steam shovel at Haleys Pit.  Engineer George Hawley in the cab. LAC PA 209173.

CPR Prescott Sub. 
1. North of Osgoode Main Street between Gordon Murdock Road and Blanchfield road. Spur began just north of Osgoode station.,-75.587468,642m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en
2. Another pit was at:,-75.5027315,211m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en
CPR Maniwaki Sub.
1. Between Chelsea and Tenaga - spur went in at approximately Mile 8.5.
2. Material for post 1992 operation came from Dery Quarry, Farm Point, existing switch is at approximately Mile 15.8. 

CPR Waltham Sub

CPR Winchester Sub.
1. Near Bennett Road and South Gower Road between Kemptville and Mountain.,-75.5641672,391m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en
2. Near village of Warina. Spur ran north from a point west of Highway 138. Need confirmation, estimated location only.,-74.9099228,638m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=e

Ottawa and  New York/New York Central Railway
1. Between Harrison Corners and Northfield station
 45.100311, -74.935611 
Ballast Quarries
Ballast quarries provided cruched rock ballast for the railways.

Canadian National
Bristol, QC - loaded on the Beachburg sub.

Canadian Pacific
1. Bristol Mines - located on a spur off the Waltham sub. at Wyman
GPS 45.503166, -76.353505
2. Deeks Quarry on the Winchester sub. see:
Harry McLean’s Dominion Construction and Grenville Crushed Rock Operations at Deeks.
GPS 44.937505, -75.812261

This Page Updated 21 July 2017