Canadian National Railway

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General Information

In 1853 the Great Western Railway, GWR , opened in St. Catharines. A wooden trestle bridge built across 12 Mile Creek. 1882 Welland Railways and GWR combine to creat the Grand Trunk Railway, GTR. Became better and more economical to move people and freight. Towns that were connected by the rail were brought closer together (concenience, accessbility and time). Trade areas were expanded. In 1923 it became the Canadian National Railway Company, CNR.

Further Information

St. Catharines Centennial History, 1867-1967

Ownership & Management

Canadian National Railway Company


Phone: (905) 669 3098


5 Great Western Street
St. Catharines, Ontario

GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude: 43.147776401161
Longitude: -79.245200931446
UTM easting: 642689.01
UTM northing: 4778719.9



Andris Baders
Manager of Business Development and Real Estate
5 Great Western Street
St. Catharines, Ontario
Tel (905) 669 3098