Clippings of the K & P Railroad Kick and Push –Buchanan Scrapbooks

Clippings of the K & P Railroad Kick and Push –Buchanan Scrapbooks

Snow Road Village got its name from John Snow the man who did the survey for the old Snow Road, which began at Belfours Bridge and went through to Vennacher.

The K&P railroad had the first train into Snow Road in 1883. In 1913 the Canadian Pacific Railroad took over this line and in May 1915 they closed some of the stations making them flag stations, Snow Road being one of these. John A. Geddes was appointed caretaker/agent of the station at that time and continued as such until the station was closed in Feb. 1963. Snow Road was a busy spot during the 1920’s and 30’s, pulp wood was being shipped by farmers from as far away as Watsons Corners. It was common to see as many as 50 or more teams coming in hauling pulp wood and various other types of wood. The wood was loaded and shipped out on the K&P. Maple syrup was another large export, every spring this syrup could be seen piled as high as the ceiling in the freight shed and the balance on the platform outside. There was more syrup shipped from Snow Road then anywhere else in the dominion of Canada. Clarendon and Miller Archives
Bruce Osborne

The Old K&P Railway Jig was composed by Bruce Osborne in January, 2017. When I was a wee lad, my father used to take me over to Sharbot Lake Ontario, get a ticket for me and then put me on the K&P train for a trip to my uncle’s home in Harrowsmith Ontario for a visit there. Here is a link to an article about the K & P Railway by Susanna McLeod writing in The Kingston Whig-Standard. news paper. Link below —…

The Kick and Push Railway


The Kingston and Pembroke Railway (K & P) was a Canadian railway that operated in eastern Ontario. The railway was seen as a business opportunity by business people in Kingston, Pembroke, Montreal and New York. It would support the lumber (especially pine lumber which was in high demand across Canada and the United States) and mining industries, as well as the agricultural economy in eastern Ontario.

Incorporated in 1871, the K&P was intended to run from Kingston to Pembroke. By 1884, approximately 180 km of mainline and sidings had been laid, reaching Renfrew where it ceased after 12 years of construction. The K & P never did reach Pembroke. On January 1, 1913, the K & P Railroad officially became part of the CPR. The line was gradually abandoned beginning in the 1950s, with the last operating section from Kingston to Tichborne closing in 1986. The K & P is affectionately remembered as the Kick and Push railroad.

In the 1880s the Kingston and Pembroke railway completed its last leg. The K & P ran three trains daily but only the day train went as far as Renfrew. Altogether within the 24 hour period there were many passenger trains daily on the mainline, as well as the freight trains.

The K & P coming northward from Robertsville stopped at many of the little villages along the way such as: Mississippi, Clarendon, Snow Road, Wilbur, Lavant etc.

The Kingston and Pembroke railway was nicknamed “The Kick and Push’ because the railway twisted through the rugged Frontenac Hills and the old steam engine had little chance to display its full power.

With files from The Keeper of the Scrapbooks — Christina ‘tina’  Camelon Buchanan — Thanks to Diane Juby— click here.

Ronald HodgsonA lot of history captured here in this photo from 2014.
KandP Kingston and Pembroke train crossing at Calabogie

The K & P Railroad..-From Lanark & District Museum
The K & P Railroad..-From Lanark & District Museum
Flower Station

The K & P Railroad..-From Lanark & District Museum

There is a small engine house at Renfrew that was built to service the K. & P. locomotives. This railway did not manage to build beyond Renfrew, and eventually became part of the Canadian Pacific Railway. In this photograph, taken in August 1953, steam locomotives Nos. 5328 and 1003 are in the yard beside the engine house. Have you read about K & P? The Kick and Push Town of Folger-The Kick and Push Town of Folger

Memories of the old K&P
Once the Kingston and Pembroke Railway
by Robert Curry

All photographs the author’s collection. read more here…click

From Mary Beth Wylie..

Also read-The Kick and Push Town of Folger — Now a Ghost Town

The Grand Trunk Railway Station –Photos

When Trains Crash —Ashton Train Accident 1950

Train Wreck January 21, 1969– Almonte Gazette

The McKellar Train Derailment 1913

The Oldest Building on Ottawa and Opeongo Line

Clippings of The Old Perth Train Station

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

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

Memories of Days of Wood Piles Water Plugs and Bushwackers – Carleton Place Railroad

1898 — Accidents, Moose and Caterpillars

Got this comment this morning after our story on the K and P railroad-Steven Manders

those old photos put a big smile on my face. I have visited all the places and photographed them myself for my book titled “The First Spike” but it would have been neat to have those old photos a few years ago for the book. Here is a video with Steve–

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.

3 responses »

  1. those old photos put a big smile on my face. I have visited all the places and photographed them myself for my book titled “The First Spike” but it would have been neat to have those old photos a few years ago for the book.


    • You know some days when you least expect it photos turn up– I saw your interview on Global… Imgoing to add it to the blog and post it on Tales of Carleton Place and Tales of Almonte..loved your outfit..


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