I had followed CN’s Fergus Spur up until Beaverdale Road back in July, but had to throw in the towel because of the heat. I have come back, and picked things up near Queen Street West and Winston Boulevard. The spur parallels Queen for a bit before crossing to the north side of the Speed River.
Tried to get another view of the bridge from the south side. There is a road that leads to a pumping station of some sort, but private property hogs the riverbank west of it. Nice little spot though.
Next glimpse is at Guelph Ave, one of the arteries into Hespeler Village. But to keep following, I had to go south back to the Speed River. The stonedust trail drifts north to parallel the tracks.
The trail crosses level with the tracks to the north side, and kinda continues in parallel into the Black Bridge neighbourhood. I say kinda because it gets real high and away.
Back down the steep grade to trackside. Good quality stonedust trails still, just a little tighter.
The trail leaves the tracks once again. Last glimpse of it, before it leaves the city limits, is at Black Bridge Road where it goes through a cut of limestone. Capped off the walk at the roads namesake, where the Speed River was smooth and calm and the sun was setting.
Date: September 21, 2020
Length: 5.9 km
Type: Railway / Highway