Picture Of Old Railway Brings Back Memories, (Carillon and Grenville Railway)Once more we stroll down memory, lane as a postcard from Sam Cox, 501 Chapel Street, shows a picture of the Carillon and Grenville Railway. This broad gauge line is described as "oldest train 1- America". Probably as far as equipment was concerned it was. Certainly I have seen some ancient trains, but never any thing quite as Early Victorian as this engine and two cars.
Published 12 January 1956
It served as a portage around the rapids in the Ottawa River below Hawkesbury, on the Quebec side. Commander P. C. Amos, Montreal, who lived here in Ottawa on Glengarry Road during the war, wrote me a wistfully thoughtful letter about this old C. and G. Railway and the missive appeared here in 'Cross Town a couple of years ago. The railway of course was torn up and abandoned many years ago. It is, however, the first time I ever saw a picture of this old train in color. For that, too, I am indebted to Sam Cox.