CPR Carleton Place Subdivision
Number 556 engine 2518 on wye at Carleton Place. Other train is 563 to Brockville. Bruce Chapman Collection
G2 2518 with No. 556 from Chalk River drifting to a stop
at Stittville (CPR spelled it wrong!) station in Stittsville, Ontario.
Baggageman ready to handle express or, just getting some fresh air!
Mother and child waiting for
someone arriving on the train or, just watching it. No date or caption
unfortunately. The open cab is not a clue since 2518 retained its open
Another undated photo of 2518. This time dropping downgrade
passing the mile board for Nepean (behind train) about
L.B.Chapman at Stittville.
This shot is taken at beautiful downtown Stittville, mileage 13 on the Carleton Place Subdivision.
Bill Linley took this shot of me hooping up orders to regular freight train #90 which ran from Smiths Falls through Carleton Place to Ottawa West. This was on Dominion/Canada Day 1965, my first year of employment as an operator.
The train order signal at Stittville was only a 2-indication
signal, red and green, meaning 'stop for orders' or 'proceed, no orders'.
But if we only had train orders that did not restrict the train, a yellow
flag by day or a yellow light by night had to be taken out with the
train orders by the operator hooping the train, to let them know that
they didn't have to stop. But holding 2 train order hoops and the flag
sometimes got a little squeamish, so we'd often jam the yellow flag
into the cracks in the
That motorcycle on the platform was my transportation
for the first year of my employment as an operator on the Smiths Falls
Division. The town's real name is Stittsville, but a typo in an old
employee's timetable meant that the error was carried on for years and
years, until a short time before the line was ripped up. Abandonment
between Bells Junction and Carleton Place
Back (Use your browser Back button)
Old Time Trains © 2020