Stories About the Train Bridge August 1900


Photo Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

Mr. Neil McDonald, of the high school staff, after seeing his daughter and two sisters off on last Thursday’s midnight train to visit his brother near Kingston, was walking to his home on William street, taking the railway bridge as a short-cut.

When on the bridge he was astounded to see a large stone lying on the top of a rail about midway on the structure. The mafevolent intention of it appealed with swift horror to his mind, and his, like all others since who have heard of it, He at once lifted it off, and carried it to the pier, where it was found next morning by the section men.

Mr. Burgess weighed it and found it to be of forty pounds. Last year Mr. McDonald also had the happy experience of saving a train from destuction. There bad been a fearful rainstorm, and consequent washouts. He was walking from his fathers near Rosebank and noticed a piece of track that was gone for 40 feet. In a few minutes, he heard a train, and running forward succeeded by means of his umbrella in stopping it, much to the relief and gratitude of the crew, who said they certainly would have been in injured.


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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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