CP Snowflake Subdivision

The CP Snowflake subdivision ran from Wood Bay to Snowflake, Manitoba. It was originally called the Mowbray Branch when first built in 1899, but was renamed to the Snowflake Branch in 1910. The line was cut back to Wood Bay-Snowflake in 1962. This branch line was abandoned after 1977.

CP Snowflake Subdivision in 1925
CP Snowflake Subdivision in 1925

The following information is from the CP September 25, 1938 employee timetable.

Mile Station Siding
32.3 WINDYGATES 29
25.9 MOWBRAY 38
19.9 No name
16.2 SNOWFLAKE
Grain elevators
Junction with CP Fallison subdivision (9.7 miles)
32
9.8 PURVES
Grain elevator
26
4.4 HARBOR
0.0 WOOD BAY
Junction with CP Napinka subdivision

In 1938, a mixed train left La Riviere at 14:25 on Wednesdays, arriving in Windygates at 17:05. It then departed at 17:25 and returned to La Riviere at 20:35.

In 1938 the speed limit was 25 MPH for mixed trains and 20 MPH for freight trains. By 1974 the speed limit over the entire subdivision was 15 MPH.

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