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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
Canadian National Railway Dash 9-44CW
Canadian National Railway Dash 9-44CW's - Gananoque Station
Published: 2009/06/22
Channel: ConrailSD70MAC
2010 Thousand Island Model Railroad Show.wmv
2010 Thousand Island Model Railroad Show.wmv
Published: 2010/08/10
Channel: Railrodder
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
Quinte Model Railway Show Part 1.wmv
Quinte Model Railway Show Part 1.wmv
Published: 2009/12/07
Channel: Railrodder
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Published: 2017/01/06
Channel: At The Railyard
Switching Rail Cars
Switching Rail Cars
Published: 2013/01/06
Channel: TerreHaute .Farms
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
Union Pacific
Union Pacific's Overland Route: the Kearney Subdivision
Published: 2017/02/15
Channel: Thornapple River Rail Series
The Shinkansen Bullet Train (speed 320 km/h) 700, N700 and N700A Series
The Shinkansen Bullet Train (speed 320 km/h) 700, N700 and N700A Series
Published: 2015/02/22
Channel: Beautiful Places To See
Thousand Islands, Ontario, Canada 2013 Part 3 | Traveling Robert
Thousand Islands, Ontario, Canada 2013 Part 3 | Traveling Robert
Published: 2013/10/21
Channel: TravelingRobert
Árstíðir - Heyr himna smiður (Icelandic hymn) in train station
Árstíðir - Heyr himna smiður (Icelandic hymn) in train station
Published: 2013/09/16
Channel: Arstidir
At The Railyard: The Story of Forest Rail
At The Railyard: The Story of Forest Rail
Published: 2015/09/01
Channel: At The Railyard
Mount Washington Cog Railway
Mount Washington Cog Railway
Published: 2016/10/19
Channel: Hoosier Tim's Travel Videos
Megastructures - Construction Of Railway Bridge - BBC National Geographic Documentary
Megastructures - Construction Of Railway Bridge - BBC National Geographic Documentary
Published: 2017/02/16
Channel: CR7
Woodford Railway and Bribie Island Ride on Trains
Woodford Railway and Bribie Island Ride on Trains
Published: 2015/01/15
Channel: Nicholas Roach
Boating To Midland On Georgian Bay
Boating To Midland On Georgian Bay
Published: 2015/08/14
Channel: BoatsBeachesAndBars
VLOG 9: Thousand Islands
VLOG 9: Thousand Islands
Published: 2015/08/12
Channel: delacredog
DON DET // 4,000 Islands, Laos
DON DET // 4,000 Islands, Laos
Published: 2015/11/18
Channel: Mari Johnson
THE TRAIN NOW DEPARTING - 20 Years After the End of Steam (2/2)
THE TRAIN NOW DEPARTING - 20 Years After the End of Steam (2/2)
Published: 2017/06/05
Channel: Manu Guinarte
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
CCTV Documentary《Megastructure II》(3):Chinese High Speed Train纪录片《超级工程二》中国高铁
CCTV Documentary《Megastructure II》(3):Chinese High Speed Train纪录片《超级工程二》中国高铁
Published: 2016/10/30
Channel: Chinese bridge
Colonial Railway - Don Det to Don Khon - 4,000 Islands (Si Phan Don) - Champasak - Laos (3)
Colonial Railway - Don Det to Don Khon - 4,000 Islands (Si Phan Don) - Champasak - Laos (3)
Published: 2016/11/24
Channel: Tim Buktu Laos
Gananoque IS the 1000 Islands
Gananoque IS the 1000 Islands
Published: 2009/04/21
Channel: GanVideoGal
Fallout 4 Unlimited Ammo Glitch / Exploit! How to Get Infinite Ammo! (Fallout 4 Glitches)
Fallout 4 Unlimited Ammo Glitch / Exploit! How to Get Infinite Ammo! (Fallout 4 Glitches)
Published: 2015/11/28
Channel: DemonAsylum
Welcome to Nauru
Welcome to Nauru
Published: 2012/11/26
Channel: WorldNewsAustralia
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
Spider-Man vs. Doctor Octopus Train Fight Scene - Spider-Man 2-(2004) Blu-ray 1080p
Spider-Man vs. Doctor Octopus Train Fight Scene - Spider-Man 2-(2004) Blu-ray 1080p
Published: 2016/08/15
Channel: CoolestClips4K
13 Amazing Abandoned Settlements
13 Amazing Abandoned Settlements
Published: 2016/12/13
Channel: Talltanic
Where to go in Seoul? Gangchon Rail Park & Palsaik Korean BBQ Samgyeopsal! | South Korea #8
Where to go in Seoul? Gangchon Rail Park & Palsaik Korean BBQ Samgyeopsal! | South Korea #8
Published: 2017/01/06
Channel: Bolin Chen
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Published: 2014/01/10
Channel: PAUL HODGE - SoloAroundWorld
Conquering Permafrost: People of BAM Railway (RT Documentary)
Conquering Permafrost: People of BAM Railway (RT Documentary)
Published: 2012/08/04
Channel: RT
25 Strange And Interesting Bits Of Trivia About Our World
25 Strange And Interesting Bits Of Trivia About Our World
Published: 2014/02/20
Channel: list25
Most Comfortable Gangasagar Trip by Launch - Howrah to Sagar Island - West Bengal Pilgrim Tourism
Most Comfortable Gangasagar Trip by Launch - Howrah to Sagar Island - West Bengal Pilgrim Tourism
Published: 2016/01/26
Channel: Somjit Bhattacharyya
Colonial Railway - Don Det to Don Khon - 4,000 Islands (Si Phan Don) - Champasak - Laos (5)
Colonial Railway - Don Det to Don Khon - 4,000 Islands (Si Phan Don) - Champasak - Laos (5)
Published: 2016/11/24
Channel: Tim Buktu Laos
Colonial Railway - Don Det to Don Khon - 4,000 Islands (Si Phan Don) - Champasak - Laos (6)
Colonial Railway - Don Det to Don Khon - 4,000 Islands (Si Phan Don) - Champasak - Laos (6)
Published: 2016/11/24
Channel: Tim Buktu Laos
TAKE A ROLLER COASTER RIDE LIKE NO OTHER ... Scenic Railway Luna Park, Melbourne Australia
TAKE A ROLLER COASTER RIDE LIKE NO OTHER ... Scenic Railway Luna Park, Melbourne Australia
Published: 2012/12/11
Channel: ooshanapa
Colonial Railway - Don Det to Don Khon - 4,000 Islands (Si Phan Don) - Champasak - Laos (4)
Colonial Railway - Don Det to Don Khon - 4,000 Islands (Si Phan Don) - Champasak - Laos (4)
Published: 2016/11/24
Channel: Tim Buktu Laos
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Published: 2012/03/03
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Victoria BC Johnson Street Bridge Demolition
Victoria BC Johnson Street Bridge Demolition
Published: 2012/03/01
Channel: Markerbuoy - On Canada's Left Coast
United Nations visits Samoa [1st item on Pictorial Parade No. 51] 1956
United Nations visits Samoa [1st item on Pictorial Parade No. 51] 1956
Published: 2012/05/22
Channel: archivesnz
The Great Indian Railway || Full Documentary with subtitles
The Great Indian Railway || Full Documentary with subtitles
Published: 2015/11/26
Channel: Superb Documentaries
Summer Boating Holiday Cruise 2012 Part 4
Summer Boating Holiday Cruise 2012 Part 4
Published: 2012/10/29
Channel: BoatsBeachesAndBars
Aftermath of scene of explosion at railway
Aftermath of scene of explosion at railway
Published: 2015/07/21
Channel: AP Archive
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Via Rail - The New Canadian
Published: 2014/03/11
Channel: Centre Holidays
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COP21:Rising sea levels flood Bangladesh village
Published: 2016/11/17
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Hu Jintao visits Phbilippines, meets President Arroyo
Published: 2015/07/21
Channel: AP Archive
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Victoria Falls trip 2016 (HD 1080p)
Published: 2016/03/25
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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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