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While city officials tried to lighten the mood, this day and event for railroaders and railfans alike was a sad affair. July 14, 2011 marked the last day of rail service to the town of Collingwood. Barrie - Collingwood's GP9 #1000 ran to the end of serviceable track in town, stopping for a short celebration of the towns railroad history before the train and crew returned to work lifting tank cars from the last two customers in town, later retracing its steps back to Utopia for the very last time. It was several weeks since the train originally dropped the cars in town and that type of service can not justify a lines survival. Today most of the rails to Collingwood are still intact but the possibilities of rail service ever returning is very slim.
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Caption: While city officials tried to lighten the mood, this day and event for railroaders and railfans alike was a sad affair. July 14, 2011 marked the last day of rail service to the town of Collingwood. Barrie - Collingwood's GP9 #1000 ran to the end of serviceable track in town, stopping for a short celebration of the towns railroad history before the train and crew returned to work lifting tank cars from the last two customers in town, later retracing its steps back to Utopia for the very last time. It was several weeks since the train originally dropped the cars in town and that type of service can not justify a lines survival. Today most of the rails to Collingwood are still intact but the possibilities of rail service ever returning is very slim.

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Marcus W Stevens [405] (more) (contact)
Date: 07/14/2011 (search)
Railway: Cando (search)
Reporting Marks: BCRY 1000 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Not Provided
City/Town: Collingwood (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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2 Comments
  1. I sorry to hear that. I haven’t been up in a year.

  2. Unfortunately it looks like most of the rails have been lifted.

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