The line became part of Canadian National Railways in 1923 with its acquisition of the former Grand Trunk Railway of Canada. Mixed freight/passenger train service ran until September, 1960. CN applied for abandonment in 1978. The Canadian Transport Commission approved the line's abandonment in 1981, and most of the line being taken up in 1983; a final short section was abandoned by the early 1990s. The entire length of the line is now the Haliburton County Rail Trail and the Victoria County Rail Trail public recreational trails.