Photo from Perth Remembered
The train station was at the end of Herriott Street beside the Brown Shoe Factory building. I have a great memory of catching the midnight train in Perth enroute to Montreal to watch the Montreal Canadiens play the Detroit Red Wings with Perth’s own Floyd Smith playing for the Wings in the early 60’s. Perth Remembered
In 1881 flat and boxcars were made at the Perth CPR car shops located in the now empty bush, but in 1905 the CPR moved all its equipment to Montreal. Livestock sheds housed cattle and other animals were soon to be shipped by train to all parts in Canada.
In 1859 the first train of the Brockville & Ottawa Railway Co. took nearly ten hours in 40 degree weather to reach Perth from Brockville. There are now few remnants of the old train station that was built from mottled stone from the Otty Lake area.
Clippings of memories
Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 26 Mar 1974, Tue, [Second Edition], Page 21
Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 11 Oct 1979, Thu, Valley Edition, Page 3
Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 09 May 1968, Thu, Page 8
Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 25 Apr 1952, Fri, Page 10
Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.
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