Monday, August 31, 2015

The late great passenger trains in the Ottawa Valley

Fellow blogger Eric Gagnon has written a post that should be of interest to Beachburg Sub readers. He has written about passenger trains he rode over Ottawa Valley rails, including the much lamented Carleton Place Sub. I highly recommend checking out this week's Trackside Treasure post. This blog, incidentally, is "the definitive source for Canadian Railway Enlightenment." I should know. I won Eric's slogan contest with that slogan.

Hard to believe passenger trains, including The Canadian, used to operate over this trackage. The CP Carleton Place Sub is seen, left, at Bells Junction, where it branched off from the CN Beachburg Subdivision.

You can read Eric's post by clicking here.

You can read this week's regular Beachburg Sub post here.


DaveM said...

I agree Michael, I've been waiting eagarly for this posting as well. :)

He had some nice shots in there.


Manny said...

I concur that was a very good TT post, with lots of great 1980s photos. The posting inspired me to open up Ray Farand's relatively recent book on the Ottawa valley. Lots of great passenger and freight action shown there, including views of the final year of VIA operation that ended in January 1990. A must-have for anyone interested in tracks and trains from this part of the country, IMHO.

Eric said...

Thanks for posting that much more recent photo of Bells Jct, Michael!