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Great Gorge Route open car #7 is seen north of the Whirlpool Bridge at river level on the American side. Note the guardrail on the outer track.Unknown - NRM CollectionThe front of a postcard depicting one of the most featured parts of the entire Great Gorge Route; Giant Rock. This geological feature can still be found in the gorge, although it is covered in a lot more vegetation now than when this painting was madeNiagara Railway Museum Inc. Collection
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This image from a post card entitled “Clifton Hotel, Niagara Falls, Canada” was published by Rumsey & Co., 1528 Queen St. West, Toronto, Canada , as design #236734. The track in the foreground shows a cable pulley, most likely used for hauling the incline car which travelled to the Maid of the Mist at river level below the Falls.

The double tracks of the Great Gorge Route can be located in the image using the line poles as a guide, although the actual trolley wire cannot be seen.Unknown - NRM Collection
One of the plaques along the Niagara Parkway, this one deals with the Niagara Falls Park & River Railway, which ran from Queenston docks to Chippawa, and was actually the start of what became the Great Gorge Route.
The plaque reads as follows: "The Niagara River Recreation Trail at this point is laid along the former double-track roadbed of the Niagara Falls Park & River Railway. From 1892 to 1932, before there was an auto route along the gorge, this electric railway carried millions of passengers from the boat docks at Queenston to Queen Victoria Park."Ken Jones Jr.

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