Sudbury

Mileage 79.0 CP Cartier Subdivision / Mileage 0.0 CP Webbwood Subdivision / Mileage 0.0 CP Nickel Subdivision

Sudbury is the junction of the CP’s Cartier subdivision (part of the transcontinental line to Winnipeg and Western Canada), Webbwood subdivision (part of the secondary mainline to Sault Ste. Marie) and Nickel subdivision (the remains of the eastern part of the former Algoma Eastern Railway). Sudbury is the site of a yard to support local industrial and branchline traffic along the Cartier, Nickel, Webbwood, Thessalon and Little Current subdivisions and for the exchange of traffic heading to or from Sault Ste. Marie. Sudbury was also the location where the Toronto portion of the Canadian, CP’s flagship passenger train, was split off from the main train which ran to Montreal. (Today under VIA Rail it is the Montreal portion that has been discontinued in the 1990s budget cuts, and the Canadian runs directly between Toronto and Vancouver – but on CN and not CP tracks.)