Memories of the old K&P
All photographs the author's collection.
My Grandfather William Curry and I at age three on the front of steam engine 452 at Kingston.
Check out the size of the oil feeder!
445 arriving in Kingston. writing on the back says grandfather is engineer.
Grandfather ran from Smith Falls to Kingston for years.
My mother said I was really trying her memory as she is 84. I said
I had pictures of a train wreck. She said you mean the one where your
grandfather side swiped the box car? Not knowing what she was talking
about I inquired about more detail. Anyway it turns out he had the
train going a bit too fast as he came around a curve near Kingston,
train cars leaned over clipping a box car on a siding tearing it open
and throwing contents all over the place. Story goes grandfather took
quit a razzing for some time to come as the boxcar was full of Kotex.
Guess it made quite
This photo comes courtesy of Jim Copp and depicts
Canadian Pacific Railway crew members (trains 612-613) and Sharbot
Lake personnel December 18, 1953. Shown here (left to right) are R.
Watt, L. Miller, C. Tysick, E. Lemmon, J. Pearson,
Grandfather (4th. from right wearing gloves)
Grandfather's Roll Of Honor scroll dated November 1960.