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Here is a rather nice old station, looks in good repair; not used any more but then at this time most of them weren't in these small towns. Colborne only had a population of about 1500 souls when this pic was taken; and the station at the time existed solely as an office of sorts for MoW personnel when they happened by. I went back in 1981 to check on this handsome building and it was gone!!!  Nothing there. Not even the foundation. Just a bit of gravel to show it had once stood where Ontario St merges into Lakeport Rd by the CPR crossing. I DO wonder what ever became of it.  I'd like to know what became of that gorgeous porcelain namesign too. What a beaut !!!
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Caption: Here is a rather nice old station, looks in good repair; not used any more but then at this time most of them weren't in these small towns. Colborne only had a population of about 1500 souls when this pic was taken; and the station at the time existed solely as an office of sorts for MoW personnel when they happened by. I went back in 1981 to check on this handsome building and it was gone!!! Nothing there. Not even the foundation. Just a bit of gravel to show it had once stood where Ontario St merges into Lakeport Rd by the CPR crossing. I DO wonder what ever became of it. I'd like to know what became of that gorgeous porcelain namesign too. What a beaut !!!

Photographer:
A.W.Mooney [1092] (more) (contact)
Date: 07/10/1976 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: nil (search)
Train Symbol: n/a (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CP Belleville Sub. (search)
City/Town: Colborne (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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2 Comments
  1. Thanks, Dave! The very fact you have a personal connection to the area makes me feel posting stuff like this is all the more worthwhile. Now, if we could only find out why such a nice looking building met it’s doom. You’d think someone could have saved it.

  2. Amazing photo! My grandparents lived in Colborne and I spent much of my time there wandering the CN and CP tracks watching trains. The CP station was torn down and the entire area is unrecognizable now. The CP tracks are there but everything south of that to the lake is now a giant gravel quarry.

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