The Boundary Trail Railway Company

Boundary Trail locomotives 8208 and 4625 with horse, Manitou, MB, July 2017
Boundary Trail locomotives 8208 and 4625 with horse, Manitou, MB, July 2017

The Boundary Trail Railway Company is a shortline railway operating in Manitoba between Binney Corners and Morden. The railway was formed in the summer of 2009 to maintain rail service over a portion of the La Riviere subdivision that was being abandoned by Canadian Pacific Railway.

The railway received a $1 million grant from the federal government, a $615,000 forgivable loan from the province, and $400,000 from the Pembina regional municipality. They held their grand opening on June 30, 2009.

The railway started with a Brandt hi-rail truck but acquired ex-GTW 4652, a GP-9, in March 2012. Later they acquired ex-CP GP9 #8208.

Boundary Trail 8208 and 4625 in Manitou, MB, May 2018.
Boundary Trail 8208 and 4625 in Manitou, MB, May 2018.

The following is a list of mileages based off the September 1952 CP employee timetable.

Mile Station Siding
79.3 MORDEN (CP)
80.3 End of CP Track
85.9 THORNHILL
92.6 DARLINGFORD
95.5 RUDYARD
100.4 MANITOU
103.5 BINNEY

Boundary Trail web site

The railway is partly owned by Mission Terminal, who operate the grain loading in Manitou.

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