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What a sad sight.  Ventured down to Jarvis to see how the misery was progressing. Yep, track pulled, death throes abound. I think the next time I passed thru the area; there was just the station awaiting its fate.
Fortunately, quite a few years went by, it was repurposed for a while; and then, eventually saved. It is now located just south of the main intersection in town at Walpoles. Hwy 6 toward Port Dover, on your left. Can't miss it. A TIMs is now located where the station is shown in this photo.  Buildings across the road in background have all been razed as well. Another 'country setting' gone.
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Caption: What a sad sight. Ventured down to Jarvis to see how the misery was progressing. Yep, track pulled, death throes abound. I think the next time I passed thru the area; there was just the station awaiting its fate. Fortunately, quite a few years went by, it was repurposed for a while; and then, eventually saved. It is now located just south of the main intersection in town at Walpoles. Hwy 6 toward Port Dover, on your left. Can't miss it. A TIMs is now located where the station is shown in this photo. Buildings across the road in background have all been razed as well. Another 'country setting' gone.

Photographer:
A.W.Mooney [1745] (more) (contact)
Date: 06/13/1997 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: not applicable (search)
Train Symbol: n/a (search)
Subdivision/SNS: x CN Cayuga Sub. (search)
City/Town: Jarvis (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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7 Comments
  1. Ahhh….great view despite the misery. You captured the country scene well. The old silos and surrounding buildings, was st one point a country market. Organizers tried to build it up, make it similar to the St. Jacob’s market. But as I understood it, it fell through as they were wanting too much money to rent out space. As for this scene, I have a similar view but it was just before Michauds Woodworking took over the station as their showroom’.

  2. Didn’t know about a “showroom”. I seem to recall a bookseller in there for awhile.
    Thanks, Todd.

  3. Excellent photo AW. I can only imagine what kind of trackage must have existed all over North America before the highways were built and the automobile came into the forefront. I can see this scene playing out through small town and hamlets across Canada

  4. Great small town shot! I first passed through Jarvis just after the rails were lifted. Just another line I wish I caught a train on :(

  5. Great photo, lots of memories of the N&W rolling though Jarvis.

    The Jarvis Cornfest mural adorns the side of the Norfolk Co-operative – Jarvis. In less than 20 year the mural and the mill will suffer the same fate as the Cayuga Subdivision.

    The Mill was originally built around 1896 as “The Jarvis Roller Mills”, and later renamed “The Jarvis Roller Mills and Elevators” involved in custom work, mixing and the flour business. In 1946 the Norfolk Co-operative acquired the mill and founded their Jarvis Branch operating into the late 90′s. The former mill and elevator buildings were repurposed and repainted “barn red with white trim” as the “Jarvis Country Market” until its closure in 2015. The mill and elevator buildings were demolished in 2017.

  6. Excellent observations. Thank you very much, Terry!!
    I had already forgotten about the Country Market.

  7. Perhaps this is a prelude to putting down concrete ties and heavy ribbon-rail?

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