The Railways of Ottawa

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


Union Forwarding Company Half a Mile of Track 20 August 1870

The Times, Ottawa 23 August 1870

On Saturday last something like a half a mile of the Union Forwarding and Railway Company's railroad, Pontiac, was destroyed by fire.  Mr. B. ? Capt.. of the steamer Emerald was seriously burned on the occasion in the endeavors to check the fire. Mr. Cas?, President of the Company has gone to Pontiac, and under his superintendence - no doubt the railroad will soon be repaired.  Traffic will not be interrupted by the accident.

Updated 3 October 2021

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