The Railways of Ottawa

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

Union Forwarding Company Half a Mile of Track 4 July 1871

Ottawa Citizen 5 July 1871

A fire occurred yesterday by which a portion of the tramway of the Union Forwarding Company above the Chats was destroyed.  In consequence of this unfortunate occurrence a large portion of freight and a number of passengers had to come to town by Canada Central Railway.  About half a mile of the tramway was destroyed and it will take some days to repair the damage.

Updated 3 October 2021

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