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Brockville, Westport and Sault Ste. Marie

Brockville, Westport and North-Western

Brockville, Westport and Sault Ste. Marie was incorporated (Ontario) March 24, 1883 to build from Brockville to Sault Ste. Marie. Construction was finally started June 17, 1886 and the first train ran between Westport and Brockville March 4, 1888. The railway never got any closer to the Soo much like many railways with grand ambitions being named "and Pacific"
It went into receivership in December 1894.

Brockville, Westport and North-Western was incorporated (Canada) October 24, 1903 to take over the BW&SSM.
Mackenzie, Mann and Co. gained majority control June 15, 1910.
Canadian Northern obtained official control July 10,1914.
Canadian National took over the financially troubled CNoR September 6,1918.

1922 abandoned Lyn Junction to Brockville. Saturday, July 20, 1952 CNR mixed trains M359 and M340 made last run between Brockville, Lyn Jct, Fofar and Westport. Lyn Jct. to Westport abandoned August 30, 1952

BW&NW 66 posing at Brockville station on Church Street.

66 was a 4-4-0 built new for the company by Montreal Locomotive Works 29907 June 1904.
Cyl. 17"x 24" Drv. 62" Press. 150 lbs. t.e. 14%
In 1912 Canadian Northern renumbered (but not relettered) it into their system as A-24-A class, number 53.
After 1919 it again was assigned Canadian National Railways A-24-a 123 (but may never have been relettered)
and scrapping was completed at Leaside on March 13, 1922. Don R. Mc.Queen

BWNW 66 with typical short train crossing wooden trestle.

This is believed to be on the trestle west of Cedar St. which passed over the west end of the GTR Manitoba Yard.
Canadian Northern later filled in the trestle to make it an embankment before Canadian National abandoned this stretch of the
original line in 1925 after the GTR merger. The view is likely looking northwest. Don R. Mc.Queen

 

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