The Railways of Ottawa

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

Canadian Pacific Eganville Station Pump House Destroyed by Fire 18 Fenruary 1897

Renfrew Mercury 26 February 1897

From the Eganville Enterprise. - The pump house at the O.A. & P.S. Ry. station was burned on Thursday night.  The building was totally destroyed and the machinery rendered almost worthless.  The loss will be about 800 dollars; insured.  The origin of the fire is unknown.  Three carloads of materials and machinery arrived next day and a gang of men in charge of Inspector O'Neill, are now at work on the new building.

Updated 7 August 2023

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