Railroad miles city to city from Montreal to Chatham with principal railroad route, late 1890’s


Goods and people train travel in Quebec and Ontario was a everyday activity and need before trucking overtook the movement of goods ready for further processing and those ready for consumer market. The railroads retained as they do today major bulk and heavy materials, and very long haul freight.
The Junction serves the movement of material and goods even today, with a yard run from a purpose built building at Runnymede Rd, and Ryding Ave.
Montreal Quebec
to Valleyfield Quebec traveling on C.P . & C.A. 51 miles
to Ottawa Ontario traveling on C.A. 52 miles

to Cornwall Ontario traveling on N.Y. & O. 85 miles

to Kingston Ontario traveling on Grand Trunk 57 miles

to Belleville Ontario traveling on Grand Trunk 51 miles

to Peterboro Ontario traveling on Grand Trunk 64 miles

to Barrie Ontario traveling on Grand Trunk 88 miles

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to Hamilton Ontario traveling on Grand Trunk 39 miles
to Brantford Ontario traveling on Grand Trunk 27 miles

to Guelph Ontario traveling on Grand Trunk 36 miles

to Stratford Ontario traveling on Grand Trunk 40 miles
to Woodstock Ontario traveling on Grand Trunk 23 miles
to London Ontario traveling on Grand Trunk 29 miles

to St. Thomas Ontario traveling on L.E. & D.R. 15 miles
to Chatham Ontario traveling on Grand Trunk 62 miles
Period of data for railways late 1890’s, distances are relatively the same.

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