Great Western Railway, The

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 5'6" gauge to the U.S. standard of 4' 8 1/2". The railway was one of the earliest to use sleeping and dining cars. In 1882 "The Great Western" merged with "The Grand Trunk Railway Company" under the latter's name.


Just east of Dieppe Gardens, at the foot of Ouellette Avenue, Windsor

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: County of Essex

Municipality: City of Windsor