Canadian National Railways
Riding the old I B & O Mixed
Former Order Railroad Telegraphers
In 1939- 1941 we lived in Gooderham where our father worked
on the CNR, formerly Ye Olde
Irondale, Bancroft & Ottawa Rly.
In 1942 to 1943 our father was Section Foreman at Irondale. It was during
W W II.
Contrary to Company rules- I have rode on a CNR Jigger (age 12 yrs) with
our father when he would take
a W W II soldier from Irondale to Howland Junction to catch the early
morning mixed Train from Haliburton
to Lindsay when returning to Army camp because the Mixed train only operated
from Bancroft to Howland
on Tuesday. Thursday and Saturdays.
I have also rode by the Three Brothers Falls on the train and in later
years by canoe ( portaging around the Three
Brothers Falls) enroute to Howland.
Our father was also Section Foreman on the Lindsay to Haliburton Sub
We grew up in several Section Foreman
dwellings beside the Railroad Track.