Toronto Beltline Railway

1892 -1894 Toronto Beltline Railway western Humber loop.
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Beltline rail visible in corner of photograph.

Old Mill Road, bridge across Humber River, with Gamble Mill, Toronto 1906

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A brief history of Toronto's lost railway system

Humber River, rail line and bridge in background??? Mislabled by Toronto Public Library as the view from Baby Point.  There would have to have been a rail line and bridge along the west side of the Humber River.

Humber River, rail line and bridge in background? Mislabled by Toronto Public Library as the view from Baby Point. There would have to have been a rail line and bridge along the west side of the Humber River.

Beltline station is visible behind the houses at 82, 84 and 86 Florence Crescent between White Avenue and Homeview.  In this photo the right of way still exists to the north.

Beltline station is visible behind the houses at 84 and 86 Florence Crescent between White Avenue and Homeview. In this photo the right of way still exists to the north.

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A brief history of Toronto's lost railway system

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Historic Architecture, Toronto, Belt, Waist Belts, Belts

Beltline tracks being covered to build South Kingsway.

Beltline tracks being covered to build South Kingsway.

The level area in the center of the photo is the old roadbed of the Beltline and is now Riverview Gardens south of Halford Avenue.

Humber River, looking n. in background, Toronto, Ont.

Picturesque view down an unnamed dirt road through the Humber River Valley. Photo by John Boyd, - Courtesy Toronto Public Library & Toronto Star Archives.

Beltline tracks behind what is now Halford Avenue

Beltline tracks behind what is now Halford Avenue

4-4-2T commuter tank locomotive specially built for the Belt Line Railway eventually used on the Thousand Islands Railway in Gananoque, Ontario

commuter tank locomotive specially built for the Belt Line Railway eventually used on the Thousand Islands Railway in Gananoque, Ontario

46 Halford Ave. is visible in top right corner of photo.  Beltline trackbed is now their lower terrace.

envelope inscribed: Sept Smith Co./View of Old Mill & Old Bridge at

Beltline roadbed is visible between Old Mill structure and tree on right a few feet below the level of what is now Lessard Park.

Beltline roadbed is visible between Old Mill structure and tree on right a few feet below the level of what is now Lessard Park.

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