Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Arriving by Train...

Ian K recently told me a story about piling into his mother's car in the late 1940s and early 1950s to go into Fenelon to collect his father off the Friday evening train.

Fenelon Falls Train Station, 1957
From the station, they would drive back over the bridge...

Bridge over Fenelon Falls, 1960
Courtesy of Photographic History of Kings Highway 121
 Through Fenelon Falls...

Colborne Street, Fenelon Falls - 1950s
Interesting how different Colborne Street looks without the unattractive IGA building (now the very useful Bargin Shop) which replaced the attractive red brick buildings on the right of the image.

They would then drive out of town and come down County Road 25/The Sturgeon Point Road, coming up and over the Fenelon Hill...

Looking south down the Fenelon Hill, 1940s
Courtesy of the Thake Family

And into the Village and home...

Do you have pictures of the Fenelon Railway or of Fenelon Falls?  We'd love to see them!

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