CPR Toronto Yard

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The CPR Toronto Yard

CPR Toronto Yard is a facility located in northeast Toronto, Ontario, Canada, often incorrectly referred to as Agincourt Yard because it is located in Agincourt, a neighbourhood of Toronto.

One of the largest marshalling yards in Canada (432 acres site with 90 miles (140 km) of track and 311 switches), the Toronto Yard is used to switch freight cars.

Prior to being a railyard, the area was home to farms in the area known as Brown's Corners. A large hill, Fisher's Hill, overlooked the area and was leveled to prepare the building of the railyard. Highland Creek flows in the northeast corner.

Opened in April 1964, the facility was designed as a hump yard, and is bounded by Sheppard Avenue to the south, McCowan Road to the west, Markham Road to the east and Finch Avenue to the north.

This yard replaced the old CPR Lambton Yard and West Toronto Yard as the main freight marshalling yard. The yard can be accessed from Markham and McCowan Roads.

Railway repair equipment is stored along the east side of the facility.

As of early 2013, the hump and the classification yard are closed and the classification tracks remain empty of equipment.

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Coordinates: 43°48′14″N 79°14′58″W / 43.8039°N 79.2495°W / 43.8039; -79.2495