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Interesting little place, mostly ignored, is Port Maitland. I had a choice of posting a photo of the old grey TH&B station itself, or this view of the station and surroundings as well.
Rather dismal, is it not? Everything you see in this image is gone now. Even the NEMO, which certainly didn't make it back to Quebec:o) 
This view is looking over to the west side of the mouth of the Grand River. It was here the second Welland Canal once originated. The village itself got its start back in the 1800s as a British Naval depot.
In this photo, to the left out of sight was the location of the lake pier, where between 1916-1932 approximately the TH&B Navigation Company operated 'Maitland No. 1', a railcar ferry boat that plied between here and Ashtabula, Ohio. Newsprint exported, among other things, and coal was brought in from Ohio for use in the Hamilton Steel companies.
The old station in this pic is boarded up. It did not last long after this image was captured. The massive building I believe is the International Minerals and Chemical Corporation plant, which by the look of it, provided the TH&B with a reasonable amount of traffic. Located in Port Maitland there also was Zinc and Chrome Ore smelter and refinery. Not sure of its location. Perhaps I have the info mixed up?
As usual appreciate input and corrections.  Thanks!!
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Caption: Interesting little place, mostly ignored, is Port Maitland. I had a choice of posting a photo of the old grey TH&B station itself, or this view of the station and surroundings as well. Rather dismal, is it not? Everything you see in this image is gone now. Even the NEMO, which certainly didn't make it back to Quebec:o) This view is looking over to the west side of the mouth of the Grand River. It was here the second Welland Canal once originated. The village itself got its start back in the 1800s as a British Naval depot. In this photo, to the left out of sight was the location of the lake pier, where between 1916-1932 approximately the TH&B Navigation Company operated 'Maitland No. 1', a railcar ferry boat that plied between here and Ashtabula, Ohio. Newsprint exported, among other things, and coal was brought in from Ohio for use in the Hamilton Steel companies. The old station in this pic is boarded up. It did not last long after this image was captured. The massive building I believe is the International Minerals and Chemical Corporation plant, which by the look of it, provided the TH&B with a reasonable amount of traffic. Located in Port Maitland there also was Zinc and Chrome Ore smelter and refinery. Not sure of its location. Perhaps I have the info mixed up? As usual appreciate input and corrections. Thanks!!

Photographer:
A.W.Mooney [1283] (more) (contact)
Date: 01/27/1980 (search)
Railway: Toronto Hamilton and Buffalo (search)
Reporting Marks: nil (search)
Train Symbol: n/a (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Pt.Maitland spur (search)
City/Town: Port Maitland (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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6 Comments
  1. This plant started as Electric Reduction Co/ ERCO.
    ERCO (IMC) had 1 or 2 different critters of their own. The neighboring plant had two of their own.
    To answer these and many other questions, check Colin Churcher’s fine Canadian Industrial website at -
    https://churcher.crcml.org/industrials/industrialsmod

  2. Very neat. Amazing that this scene lasted into 1980…..

    what does this plant use for a switcher?

  3. Neat rail and water scene. Nice work, Arnold.

  4. Thanks, guys. It is such a sad scene, it is amusing. Probably nothing left there but the sky, the ground, and the water. :o )
    I think I should take a run down there and see.

  5. Lots of interesting detail there Mr. Mooney.
    Good shot!

  6. This is really cool!

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