Picturing the Past

A Train Journey through the Ottawa Valley Using the Mattingly Image Collection

Ottawa to Pembroke over the Canadian Pacific Railway



A local Canadian Pacific Railway passenger train in 1936, above, is ready to be drawn into the station to load passengers. It is the train to Waltham, Quebec, via Hull, Aylmer, Quyon, Shawville and Fort Coulonge, and is hauled by a small 4-4-0 type steam locomotive, the largest that could be used on this line. The downtown tracks in Ottawa will eventually be removed and train traffic into the station will cease in July 1966. Except for Union Station itself, all traces of the railway will disappear.