Canadian Pacific Water  Facilities in the Ottawa - Smiths Falls Area

These notes have been prepared by Andrew Jeanes and Colin Churcher with input from many members of the Ottawa Railway History Circle
Carleton Place subvision
Ottawa WestOttawa Citizen 8 June 1881
Wm. Perry & Co. have just put up one of their water tanks at the lower station of the St. Lawrence & Ottawa Railway, by which all the water required for an engine can be procured in a minute.  The same kind of tanks are in use on the QMO&O Railway.
Ottawa Citizen 14 May 1887
Mr. Spencer has written the Waterworks Committee offering to pay $1,000 per year for the supply of water for the C.P.R. engines and wanting a contract for that amount.  The original agreement was $60 per engine, 15 being the number calculated, but it appears that 25 were last year watered in place of the number paid for.  Mr. Surtees has been instructed to write to the C.P.R. asking them to pay at the original rate of $60 per engine.  The company are thinking of building a water tank of their own for the supply of their engines.

All steel.  Bruce Chapman collection
No water by 10/30/1960 (Bruce Chapman)
Wood base. Likely a CPR Archives/Heckman photo

Heckman photo, circa 1910.  Matt-0004
Carleton PlaceSee Chalk River subdivision

Updated 5 May 2020

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