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Ontario Railway Stations

Cobourg

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    Cobourg & Peterborough Railway (former)

    Source: Cobourg Public Library, ca. 1991

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    Canadian Northern Railway

    Publisher: Valentine & Sons, ca. 1913

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    Canadian National Railways (former CNoR)

    ca. 1920

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    Canadian Pacific Railway

    Source: Library and Archives Canada / PA-030348, ca. 1919

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    Canadian Pacific Railway

    Publisher: PECO, ca. 1921

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    Canadian Pacific Railway

    Photo: D. Spaulding, Source: Cobourg Public Library, ca. 1966

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    Grand Trunk Railway

    Source: Library & Archives Canada PA 186279, ca. early 1900s

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    Grand Trunk Railway (restaurant)

    Source: Library & Archives Canada PA 186280, ca. early 1900s

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    Grand Trunk Railway

    Publisher: PECO, ca. 1921

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    Grand Trunk Railway

    Publisher: Rumsey & Co., ca. 1921

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    VIA Rail

    Photo: © Jeri Danyleyko, ca. 2016

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    VIA Rail

    Photo: © Jeri Danyleyko, ca. 2013

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    VIA Rail

    Photo: © Jeri Danyleyko, ca. 2013

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    VIA Rail

    Photo: © Jeri Danyleyko, ca. 2016

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    VIA Rail

    Photo: © Jeri Danyleyko, ca. 2016

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    VIA Rail

    Photo: © Jeri Danyleyko, ca. 2016

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    VIA Rail

    Photo: © Jeri Danyleyko, ca. 2016

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    VIA Rail

    Photo: © Jeri Danyleyko, ca. 2016

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    VIA Rail

    Photo: © Jeri Danyleyko, ca. 2016

The Cobourg & Peterborough Railway operated from 1854-55 to 1898. The station is now a private home.

Little information is available on the Canadian Northern station. The line opened in October 1911 and was absorbed by CN in 1918. CN abandoned the line from 1923-26. It is not known when the station was demolished.

The Canadian Pacific Railway was a relatively late arrival. Located directly across from the GTR station, the station opened in 1914 and closed its doors in 1966. It was demolished in 1979.

The original Grand Trunk station (later CN), built in 1856, was noticeably different from the other GTR stations built during the same period. It was constructed from wood and had eight dormers along the top. In 1911 it was replaced with a brick and stone Romanesque structure, likely as part of a general GTR upgrading program. Originally it contained a small, but elegant, restaurant and a bar. It has been owned by VIA Rail since 1978.

In 1993 the station was fully restored and received federal designation as a Heritage Railway Station. It remains in use as a passenger terminal. In 2014 VIA opened a controversial second structure adjacent to the historical structure with a central platform and overhead walkway. The historical structure underwent further renovation in 2015 when a section that had been previously closed off was restored and reopened. Cobourg is said to be the 14th busiest station in VIA's network.