Clippings of The Old Perth Train Station

Clippings of The Old Perth Train Station



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 Journal26 Mar 1974, Tue[Second Edition]Page 21


Clipped from The Ottawa Journal11 Oct 1979, ThuValley EditionPage 3


Clipped from The Ottawa Journal09 May 1968, ThuPage 8


Clipped from The Ottawa Journal25 Apr 1952, FriPage 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.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and Screamin’ Mamas (USA)


The Glen Tay Train Wrecks of Lanark County

Did You Know About These Local Train Wrecks?

Tragedy and Suffering in Lanark County-Trains and Cellar Stairs

I was Born a Boxcar Child- Tales of the Railroad

The Lanark County “Carpetbaggers”–Lanark Electric Railway

The Titanic of a Railway Disaster — Dr. Allan McLellan of Carleton Place

What Happened on the CPR Railway Bridge?

Memories from Carleton Place–Llew Lloyd and Peter Iveson

Linda’s Dreadful Dark Tales – When Irish Eyes Aren’t Smiling — Our Haunted Heritage

So Which William Built the Carleton Place Railway Bridge?

The trial of W. H. S. Simpson the Railway Mail Clerk

55 years ago–One of the Most Tragic Accidents in the History of Almonte

The Kick and Push Town of Folger

Train Accident? Five Bucks and a Free Lunch in Carleton Place Should Settle it

The Men That Road the Rails

The Mystery Streets of Carleton Place– Where was the First Train Station?

Memories of When Rail was King- Carleton Place

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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