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At the end of the line on the old CN Southampton Sub lies the station of the same name. Built in 1906 to replace an original. The line began it's history as part of the Wellington, Grey and Bruce in 1872.
The CN abandoned the sub in 1988 and the track was pulled up not long after.  I am not sure what use the station has these days, or even if it still exists; but last I knew it was a restaurant. Info appreciated.
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Caption: At the end of the line on the old CN Southampton Sub lies the station of the same name. Built in 1906 to replace an original. The line began it's history as part of the Wellington, Grey and Bruce in 1872. The CN abandoned the sub in 1988 and the track was pulled up not long after. I am not sure what use the station has these days, or even if it still exists; but last I knew it was a restaurant. Info appreciated.

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A.W.Mooney [1288] (more) (contact)
Date: 03/21/1981 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: nil (search)
Train Symbol: n/a (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CN Southampton Sub. (search)
City/Town: Southampton (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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6 Comments
  1. According to Ian Wilson’s book “Steam over Palmerston” there was a wye at Southampton.

    But that was in the 1950s.

    I know that the section between Port Elgin and Southampton was lifted prior to 1986 (was up that way and the track ended at Port Elgin). So not long after this photo was taken, the tracks would be no more.

  2. Interesting there was no run around track here foot the power on passenger trains, unless it was removed years before.

  3. And research by one of the RP members shows it was TRAX (Grosvenor’s) restaurant in the early to mid-1990s, with a caboose, the former CN 79118 on location as well. No longer listed in 1998 CTG so no idea where it ended up.
    Would make a nice home. Wonder what it has for a basement though.

  4. For sale privately in the google Street view – understand it’s now a private residence and now heritage designated.

  5. Yes, it had just been brought to my attention it still existed. I knew it did about 5 years ago; but failure as a restaurant (So I was told) would have left the future in doubt. It is a beautiful building and deserves to live on, no matter what its purpose.

  6. It appears to still be there.. in street view of the map linked on Grosvener St

    https://www.google.com/maps/@44.4926389,-81.3760593,3a,60y,139.71h,84.31t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sLwbO1RSXR09JxIaVuqDUvQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

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