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Britannia, Ontario

Britannia Park Railway 1100 Britannia Express 4-4-0 side-by-side with G5 1227 on 557/263
the afternoon pool train to Brockville with CNR baggage car. 1950's scene. Bruce Ballantyne

This minature park train was built c.1905 by the famous Allan Herschell Company, North Tonawanda, New York.
It first operated on Toronto Island for many years after which George Cooper brought it to Nepean where it operated for several years in Britannia Park. He then moved it to Orillia (c.1958-1998) where it continued operating for many years
under the auspices of the Rotary Club in Couchiching Beach Park until its age and boiler condition caused its retirement.
Replaced by a wider gauge "steam" appearance train. It then went back home to its origin.

The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum located on the original site.

Ottawa Transportation 841 going around the loop at Britannia. December 14, 1958 Robert J. Sandusky

OTC 841 at Britannia Loop. Mid-1950's Bas Headford/R.J.Sandusky Collection

In the background is CP 90 with 8795_8753_8786 returning to Ottawa West.

Note: All OTC streetcar opertions ended May 3, 1958.




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