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Gallery - Grand Trunk Railway

The Grand Trunk Railway came to Niagara Falls in August of 1882, when it purchased the Great Western Railway and assumed all of it's operations. The Great Western Railway owned lines extending 1371 kilometers, running from Niagara Falls to Toronto, with branches to London, Windsor and the Bruce Peninusula. The Grand Trunk Railway became part of Canadian National in 1922.
History of the Grand Trunk Railway
Wikipedia Entry for the Grand Trunk Railway System

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When CN was short on power they managed to pick up extra locomotives from sister lines, and Grand Trunk power was frequent in Niagara during this time. Here, GP9 4910 sits on the shop track at Niagara Falls, Ont.April 28, 1972 - NRM CollectionThis Grand Trunk steel caboose was used in Niagara Falls for a few years as a rider van for the yard job. After an attempt was made by the NFRM to save the van, it was scrapped in early 2006. The NFRM managed to save the one remaining builders plate for the collection.Ken Jones Jr.
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Grand Trunk Railway #231 is seen heading into Niagara Falls, ON on the current Whirlpool Bridge. Behind is the Michigan Central Cantilever Bridge. The tracks for the Great Gorge Route are visible in the bottom left hand corner.1915 - Sirman CollectionGrand Trunk Railway 4-4-0 American "Duchess" is seen in Niagara Falls.Sept 7th, 1888 - Sirman Collection
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Postcard shot of the MCRR and Whirlpool bridges.Unknown - NRM CollectionA shot looking east towards the Grand Trunk Railway station in Niagara Falls.

Image is from a post card entitled “G.T.R. Depot, Niagara Falls, Canada” published by Wright H. Buckley, Niagara Falls, Canada. It is postmarked April 22, 1907.1907 - NRM Collection
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A view of the Niagara Falls station and freight yards taken around 1910. View is looking south east. The corner of the roundhouse can be seen on the left edge of the image.

This image is from a post card entitled “G.T.R. Yards and Station, Niagara Falls, Canada.” Published by F.H. Leslie, Niagara Falls, Canada as design #1529. It is postmarked September 8, 1910.1910 - NRM Collection
A view looking west along Bridge St, showing NS&T track running along Bridge Street as well as the track that ran along the south side of the station. This image is from a post card entitled “Bridge Street and G.T.R. Station, Niagara Falls, Canada” published by Rumsey & Co., 1528 Queen St. West, Toronto, Canada , #236674. It is postmarked December 24, 1913.1913 - NRM Collection

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