Picturing the Past

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

Ottawa to Pembroke over the Canadian Pacific Railway



Before getting on the train we must ensure we have a ticket, and there are a number in the Mattingly collection. As family of a Canadian Pacific employee, Mattingly received a preferential travel rate. Both of these tickets involve travel to or from Stittsville. Notice that Canadian Pacific spells the name of this place without the middle s. To village residents, the place was always “Stittsville” but to Canadian Pacific—and Canadian Pacific only—it was always “Stittville.”