The Railways of Ottawa

Finding No. 21   Railway Structures Destroyed (Mainly) by Fire

Grand Trunk Station Cardinal 6 February 1922
Library and Archives Canada RG 46 vol. 1405 file 5769.83
Station at Cardinal
6 February 1922 Telegram from GTR to Board
Between 4 am and 6 am our station at Cardinal was destroyed by fire which appears to have been started in General Waiting Room from over heated stove.

3 March 1922 from GTR
We have installed a suburban combination car in first class condition with necessary telephone and telegraph services to take care of requirements, also stoves and drinking water tanks for the convenience of the travelling public.

Excellent plan and elevation of proposed new station.

26 June 1922 order 32546 is passed (no reference to fire)

6 September 1922 from GTR
Building is about 50% complete. Foundation is done, framework erected and rough boarding has been put on.

11 October 1922 from GTR
The building will be completed and ready for inspection on October 12 with the
exception of the installation of telephone instruments.

Updated 30 September 2021

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