Lakes and Islands, Times Past
Brockville-Westport Train

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Posted by Bob Moore, 16 April 2016 at 21:52

This photo was taken around 1910-12 during the construction of the Canadian Northern Railway. A large amount of ballast (gravel) was hauled out of Lyndhurst Station back up to Forfar Station, the connection between the Brockville & Westport and the Canadian Northern. The ballast would then be hauled East and West of Forfar to fill up the roadbed to grade. A visit to Lyndhurst Station will reveal that, on both sides of the highway, especially the north side, a large amount of gravel was removed. There are other photos of a railway steam shovel loading those flatcars. The flatcars are from the Quebec & Lake St John Railway (Lac St Jean). The Q&LST was owned by the Canadian Northern.

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Brockville-Westport Train

A photograph of a Brockville-Westport Train near the Lyndhurst, Ontario Station circa 1920.