Memories of When Rail was King- Carleton Place



All Photos from the Museum of Science and Technology—except if noted

Hi Linda,
Many of these pictures were taken by Aubrey Mattingly. He was our uncle. His archive of 6,000+ photos and railway memorabilia extended recorded the history of the railways in the Ottawa Valley between 1928 and 1984. It is the most comprehensive local history of its kind and was accepted by the National Museum of Science & Tech. Many are scenes in and around Carleton Place because of our family connection. He inspired me to also be a railway fan.


Photo fromMuseum of Science and Technology-Aubrey Mattingly


The Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museumactually has two photographs taken during the Royal Visit. The first photo is of the Carleton Place train station (where Tim Horton’s sits today) decorated for the Royal’s arrival on the 24th of September 1901. The second was taken the day…

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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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