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At The Railyard:  Thousand Islands Railway
At The Railyard: Thousand Islands Railway
Published: 2014/03/11
Channel: At The Railyard
Gasoline-Electric Locomotive, service on 1000 Islands Railway 1931 Gananoque Ontario Canada
Gasoline-Electric Locomotive, service on 1000 Islands Railway 1931 Gananoque Ontario Canada
Published: 2011/08/17
Channel: MultiBrowsers
Freight Train Passing Gananoque Station, Thousand Islands, Canada
Freight Train Passing Gananoque Station, Thousand Islands, Canada
Published: 2016/09/23
Channel: Ted Baker
2010 Thousand Island Model Railroad Show.wmv
2010 Thousand Island Model Railroad Show.wmv
Published: 2010/08/10
Channel: Railrodder
Canadian National Railway Dash 9-44CW
Canadian National Railway Dash 9-44CW's - Gananoque Station
Published: 2009/06/22
Channel: ConrailSD70MAC
The Brockville Railway Tunnel
The Brockville Railway Tunnel
Published: 2017/09/20
Channel: Somersault Events
Thousand Islands, Ontario, Canada 2013 Part 3 | Traveling Robert
Thousand Islands, Ontario, Canada 2013 Part 3 | Traveling Robert
Published: 2013/10/21
Channel: Traveling Robert
CNY NRHS Train Trailer Layout at Thousand Island Train Fair Clayton, N.Y. 9-12-15
CNY NRHS Train Trailer Layout at Thousand Island Train Fair Clayton, N.Y. 9-12-15
Published: 2015/09/20
Channel: Tom 4
At The Railyard: The Story of Forest Rail
At The Railyard: The Story of Forest Rail
Published: 2015/09/01
Channel: At The Railyard
Switching Rail Cars
Switching Rail Cars
Published: 2013/01/06
Channel: TerreHaute .Farms
CN Freight in Gananoque, Ontario
CN Freight in Gananoque, Ontario
Published: 2015/03/29
Channel: Eastern Ontario Rail Productions
A DAY IN THE THOUSAND ISLANDS Part 6
A DAY IN THE THOUSAND ISLANDS Part 6
Published: 2014/08/11
Channel: Kevin Harris
The Arthur Child Heritage Museum, Gananoque, Ontario | WPBS Short Flix
The Arthur Child Heritage Museum, Gananoque, Ontario | WPBS Short Flix
Published: 2017/03/24
Channel: WPBS Short Flix
Conquering Permafrost: People of BAM Railway (RT Documentary)
Conquering Permafrost: People of BAM Railway (RT Documentary)
Published: 2012/08/04
Channel: RT
Brockville
Brockville's Railway Tunnel
Published: 2017/08/28
Channel: BlueEyedBrothers
Visiting Thousand Islands, Archipelago in North America, United States
Visiting Thousand Islands, Archipelago in North America, United States
Published: 2015/12/12
Channel: WORLD ZOOS
10 Thousand Islands NWR Sunset
10 Thousand Islands NWR Sunset
Published: 2016/01/25
Channel: cassondrarose16
Canadian Railway Museum - Montreal
Canadian Railway Museum - Montreal
Published: 2013/10/26
Channel: Dennis Furbush
Track work at Ness Islands Railway. Two days ago there was nothing here as the track got washed out.
Track work at Ness Islands Railway. Two days ago there was nothing here as the track got washed out.
Published: 2015/03/20
Channel: HighlandSteam
London & Port Stanley Railway - Official Trailer
London & Port Stanley Railway - Official Trailer
Published: 2010/09/16
Channel: At The Railyard
Quinte Model Railway Show Part 1.wmv
Quinte Model Railway Show Part 1.wmv
Published: 2009/12/07
Channel: Railrodder
Mount Washington Cog Railway
Mount Washington Cog Railway
Published: 2016/10/19
Channel: Hoosier Tim's Travel Videos
Lake Erie and Northern Passenger operations update 2013
Lake Erie and Northern Passenger operations update 2013
Published: 2013/08/14
Channel: Roger Chrysler
CN 2684 West - Gananoque Station
CN 2684 West - Gananoque Station
Published: 2010/08/10
Channel: ConrailSD70MAC
Frontenac Arch Bisophere Song.mov
Frontenac Arch Bisophere Song.mov
Published: 2010/03/18
Channel: Marnie Ross
Gananoque IS the 1000 Islands
Gananoque IS the 1000 Islands
Published: 2009/04/21
Channel: GanVideoGal
VLOG 9: Thousand Islands
VLOG 9: Thousand Islands
Published: 2015/08/12
Channel: delacredog
VIA 906 at Gananoque (28JUN2014)
VIA 906 at Gananoque (28JUN2014)
Published: 2014/06/30
Channel: JayJr2007
Don Khone in 360 - The best of the Four Thousand Islands in Laos
Don Khone in 360 - The best of the Four Thousand Islands in Laos
Published: 2017/11/30
Channel: Aroundtheworldin360
Gananoque Ontario Hotel, Stay in the Thousand Islands at The Gananoque Inn
Gananoque Ontario Hotel, Stay in the Thousand Islands at The Gananoque Inn
Published: 2010/07/20
Channel: communityexplore
Thousand Islands  Cruise
Thousand Islands Cruise
Published: 2012/06/27
Channel: bethanddean1
10 Thousand Island NWR Sunset
10 Thousand Island NWR Sunset
Published: 2016/01/25
Channel: cassondrarose16
Railfanning Gananoque Ontario
Railfanning Gananoque Ontario
Published: 2009/07/18
Channel: ConrailSD70MAC
Woodford Railway and Bribie Island Ride on Trains
Woodford Railway and Bribie Island Ride on Trains
Published: 2015/01/15
Channel: Nicholas Roach
Colonial Railway - Don Det to Don Khon - 4,000 Islands (Si Phan Don) - Champasak - Laos (2)
Colonial Railway - Don Det to Don Khon - 4,000 Islands (Si Phan Don) - Champasak - Laos (2)
Published: 2016/11/24
Channel: Tim Buktu Laos
THE SILK ROAD I - 9 of 12 - Through the Tian Shan Mountains by Rail
THE SILK ROAD I - 9 of 12 - Through the Tian Shan Mountains by Rail
Published: 2013/09/26
Channel: MrGregjur
Khone Falls, Four Thousand Islands, Laos 2011
Khone Falls, Four Thousand Islands, Laos 2011
Published: 2013/01/20
Channel: Callum Swift
Gananoque Jct Ontario Canada CN Rail, VIA Rail
Gananoque Jct Ontario Canada CN Rail, VIA Rail
Published: 2012/04/30
Channel: FlyingYankee59
Frontenac Arch song: (small)
Frontenac Arch song: (small)
Published: 2010/03/17
Channel: Marnie Ross
Driving Over St. Lawrence River on the Thousand Islands Bridge
Driving Over St. Lawrence River on the Thousand Islands Bridge
Published: 2011/11/05
Channel: johntc88rider
Colonial Railway - Don Det to Don Khon - 4,000 Islands (Si Phan Don) - Champasak - Laos (7 last)
Colonial Railway - Don Det to Don Khon - 4,000 Islands (Si Phan Don) - Champasak - Laos (7 last)
Published: 2016/11/24
Channel: Tim Buktu Laos
Scuba Diving 1000 Islands St. Lawrence River Brockville
Scuba Diving 1000 Islands St. Lawrence River Brockville
Published: 2010/02/19
Channel: Brockville and 1000 Islands Tourism
At The Railyard:  Talyllyn Railway
At The Railyard: Talyllyn Railway
Published: 2009/11/06
Channel: At The Railyard
Thousand Islands--Tai Lam Chung Reservior Hong Kong(2)
Thousand Islands--Tai Lam Chung Reservior Hong Kong(2)
Published: 2016/02/22
Channel: Luvstruct
Invest in Yourself and in Leeds Grenville, Ontario, Canada
Invest in Yourself and in Leeds Grenville, Ontario, Canada
Published: 2014/05/05
Channel: United Counties of Leeds and Grenville
Thousand Islands--Tai Lam Chung Reservior Hong Kong(4)
Thousand Islands--Tai Lam Chung Reservior Hong Kong(4)
Published: 2016/02/22
Channel: Luvstruct
Live in Leeds Grenville, Ontario: Where the 1000 Islands and Rideau Canal are in your backyard
Live in Leeds Grenville, Ontario: Where the 1000 Islands and Rideau Canal are in your backyard
Published: 2014/05/05
Channel: United Counties of Leeds and Grenville
RAILWAY WAGONS ON A DISUSED RAILWAY
RAILWAY WAGONS ON A DISUSED RAILWAY
Published: 2011/07/26
Channel: pincbit
Edison film. 1897 railway hopper car dumper in action.
Edison film. 1897 railway hopper car dumper in action.
Published: 2007/03/12
Channel: gianthamsandwich
Special Story : Living beside railway tracks
Special Story : Living beside railway tracks
Published: 2015/02/06
Channel: Sakshi TV
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Thousand Islands Railway locomotive 500 preserved in Gananoque

The Thousand Islands Railway (originally Gananoque & Rideau Railway) was an 8 km (5.0 mi) long railway running from the town of Gananoque north to the Grand Trunk Railway (now CN) Toronto-Montreal mainline, just south of present-day Cheeseborough. The service ran for 111 years between 1884 and 1995. The rails were removed in October 1997.

History[edit]

The railway was originally incorporated as Gananoque & Rideau Railway on 15 February 1871, but construction did not begin until 1883 due to lack of money. The town provided tax breaks and $10,000 in debenture financing to Rathbun's Bay of Quinte Railway and Navigation Company to build the line; that company already operated steamship docks in the village.[1] The original 5-kilometre (3.1 mi) line opened 1 January 1884. The company name was changed to Thousand Islands Railway four months later. A swing bridge over the mouth of the Gananoque River was constructed in 1894 to provide service to businesses on the east side of the river.

The line originally served to carry timber and freight to Gananoque's docks, where it could be loaded onto ships. While available timber stocks soon diminished, passenger traffic increased as the Grand Trunk under Charles Melville Hays promoted the tiny town as a vacation destination.[2]

The original junction between the Thousand Island Railway and the Grand Trunk Railway was moved 2.5 kilometres (1.6 mi) east in 1902 to a flatter location. A 1947 map of the Gananoque terminal shows a nine-switch track arrangement, a coal/wood yard, a coal dealer, a number company, a mill, the Cow and Gate dairy, a two-stall engine house, passenger station and freight/express building.[3]

The Thousand Islands Railway was merged into the Canadian National Railway in 1958. Passenger service ended in 1962; freight service ended in 1995. The line was dismantled in 1997.

What remains today[edit]

The unique locomotive #500 is preserved at Sculpture Park, where King Street crosses the Gananoque River. The waterfront station became a restaurant after passenger service ended, but was destroyed by fire in 1990; the Arthur Child Heritage Museum was built on the site. The former right-of-way is readily visible on satellite imagery, and is now a hiking trail. The Gananoque Junction station remains on Station Road which is 1.2 kilometres (0.75 mi) west of Hiscocks Road.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statutes of the Province of Ontario. Queen's Printer, Ontario. 1884. Retrieved 2014-05-25. 
  2. ^ http://cnr-in-ontario.com/Reports/RSR-212.html
  3. ^ "By road, rail and water to Gananoque", Douglas N.W. Smith, 120 pages (out of print)

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