The Great Western Railway Historical

The Great Western Railway Historical (HM1WH9)

Location: Windsor, Ontario N9A Essex County
Country: Canada

N 42° 19.217', W 83° 2.305'

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The main line of "The Great Western", from Niagara Falls through Hamilton and London to Windsor, was opened in 1854. The company extended its line from Hamilton to Toronto in 1855, from Komoka to Sarnia in 1858, and from Glencoe to Fort Erie (the "loop line") in 1873. "The Great Western" was an important connecting link for through traffic between railways in Michigan and New York states. This necessitated conversion from the original 56 gauge to the U.S. standard of 4'8 ½". The railway was one of the earliest to use sleeping and dining cars. In 1882 "The Great Western" merged with the "The Grand Trunk Railway Company" under the latter's name.
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HM NumberHM1WH9
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Placed ByArchaeological and Historic Sites Board of Ontario
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, January 12th, 2017 at 1:01am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 332029 N 4687350
Decimal Degrees42.32028333, -83.03841667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 19.217', W 83° 2.305'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 19' 13.02" N, 83° 2' 18.3" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 111 Riverside Dr E, Windsor Ontario N9A, CA
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