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Here is another one of those nondescript stations from the deep Ontario Southwest.
Back in the 1880s, Hiram Walker of Walkerville (Windsor) undertook the building of a railroad to Harrow, (and later to Leamington) in which the transportation of grains for his distillery. This proved to be a real boon as the town grew raipdly; and all kinds of agricultural products took advantage of going to market via the railway rather than get stuck in the muddy roads of the day. The line, known as the Lake Erie, Essex and Detroit; with Essex later being dropped, was in 1904 sold to Pere marquette, which eventually became part of the C&O Canada division.
The last train thru Harrow was in late 1991, and the track taken up soon after. Station is long gone.
Copyright Notice: This image ©A.W.Mooney all rights reserved.



Caption: Here is another one of those nondescript stations from the deep Ontario Southwest. Back in the 1880s, Hiram Walker of Walkerville (Windsor) undertook the building of a railroad to Harrow, (and later to Leamington) in which the transportation of grains for his distillery. This proved to be a real boon as the town grew raipdly; and all kinds of agricultural products took advantage of going to market via the railway rather than get stuck in the muddy roads of the day. The line, known as the Lake Erie, Essex and Detroit; with Essex later being dropped, was in 1904 sold to Pere marquette, which eventually became part of the C&O Canada division. The last train thru Harrow was in late 1991, and the track taken up soon after. Station is long gone.

Photographer:
A.W.Mooney [1461] (more) (contact)
Date: 03/09/1977 (search)
Railway: Chesapeake and Ohio (search)
Reporting Marks: not applicable (search)
Train Symbol: n/a (search)
Subdivision/SNS: C&O Subdivison 1 (search)
City/Town: Harrow (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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3 Comments
  1. WOW….!!!

  2. Wonder where they went? I haven’t got one. :o )

  3. Those old switch stands look great.

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