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Grand Trunk Railway Belleville

Grand Trunk Railway Belleville

Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted May, 2009

Grand Trunk Railway Belleville

Plaque Location

The County of Hastings
The City of Belleville
Attached to the front wall of the
VIA Railway Station at 220 Station Street

Coordinates: N 44 10.742 W 77 22.451



Plaque Text

The Grand Trunk was incorporated in 1853 to run from Sarnia to Portland, Maine. Although it took over existing lines, new ones had to be built, including sections of the key Toronto to Montréal line completed by the noted English engineering firm of Peto, Brassey, Jackson and Betts in 1856. The Belleville station, built about 1856, is representative of the larger stations erected by this firm for the Grand Trunk Railway. Although its design was influenced by English railway stations, it is an enduring monument to early Canadian railway enterprise.

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