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Nearing the end of it's journey from Toronto, GO 304 leads train P3923 past the Parrish & Heimbecker Grain Terminal at Shantz Station.  Though station is in the name, one never existed here.  As per Waterloo archives, when the Grand Trunk built their line in 1856 through Waterloo Township the farm of a Mennonite family was located along here. The family, Samuel Y. Shantz, his wife Esther and their 12 children lived here from 1846-1867 (they then sold the farm and moved to a new one in North Dumfries Township). When the GTR built the line it was laid through the Shantz farm, with plans to build a station and grow a community from there. Nothing was built other than a post office, closing in 1863.
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Caption: Nearing the end of it's journey from Toronto, GO 304 leads train P3923 past the Parrish & Heimbecker Grain Terminal at Shantz Station. Though station is in the name, one never existed here. As per Waterloo archives, when the Grand Trunk built their line in 1856 through Waterloo Township the farm of a Mennonite family was located along here. The family, Samuel Y. Shantz, his wife Esther and their 12 children lived here from 1846-1867 (they then sold the farm and moved to a new one in North Dumfries Township). When the GTR built the line it was laid through the Shantz farm, with plans to build a station and grow a community from there. Nothing was built other than a post office, closing in 1863.

Photographer:
Jacob Patterson [178] (more) (contact)
Date: 02/09/2021 (search)
Railway: GO Transit (search)
Reporting Marks: GOT 304 (search)
Train Symbol: P392331-09 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Guelph Sub. (search)
City/Town: Breslau (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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