Fourteen cars of a 115-car freight train of the Canadian Pacific Railway derailed at the intersection of William and Edward Streets, Arnprior on September 6, 1981. The accident took place about 75 feet from the home of the donor.
Donated by Andriend Schlievert on April 20, 1998.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of clippings and 8 photos of a 14-car CP freight train derailment in Arnprior on September, 1981.
Fonds contains 8 colour photographs taken in September 1981 by Claire Amirault. Mrs. Amirault took these photos when a train derailed near the train station in Arnprior. Fourteen cars of a 115-car freight train of the Canadian Pacific Railway derailed at the intersection of William and Edward Streets, Arnprior on September 6, 1981.
Rail service to Braeside ran from 1865 to 2009. The first train station at Braeside was located directly across from Gillies Bros. first mill building. It was destroyed by fire in June, 1919. A new station was built at the base of Arthur's Hill, close to the road, which was replaced by a two story building sometime before 1926. It was demolished some time in the 1980’s.
Postcard shows crowd at Braeside train station for Orangemen’s Parade. Date supplied read “before 1915” but this must be incorrect as the station in 1915 was located directly across from the mill. The station burned down in 1919 when the mill was destroyed by fire.