Associations de retraités du CN, Inc.

Exécutif

Président John Stewart
Past President Myron Matheson
Secrétaire Trésorier Sally Jay
Margaret Bell
Directeur Alt. John Stewart

Interim Executive - 2003

 


CN Pensioners, politicians give recognition to former Charlottetown Rail Station 

The trains no longer run on P.E.I. and the Charlottetown train station has become an office building, but a ceremony held in the capital Wednesday Oct 12, 2005 honoured the days when steam engines and steel rails were the life blood of the island. 

Member of the CN Pensioners Club joined politicians at the old station on Weymouth Street to unveil a plaque marking the building as the long-time hub of rail transport on P.E.I. 

It saddened me to see this building unused all those years. People would just walk by and not notice. . .But now people will be able to look at this and see that this was the provinces train station. Robert Trainor President of P.E.I. Council of CN Pensioners  

The old train station was built in 1907 by the P.E.I. Railway, which later was incorporated into the Canadian National System. It is one of three buildings remaining from CNs Charlottetown holdings. The other two are now Founders Hall and a Tourist Information center. 

The former rail station is owned by the Charlottetown Area Development Corporation. General manager Les Parsons said preserving the property is part of their responsibility to the city. The building has a heritage designation so any work, maintenance or restoration, done has been within those guidelines. Exerp from Ron Ryder of the Charlottetown Guardian, Oct 12, 2005

Photographer: Arnold Mooney

The picture is on Prince Edward Island of CN 30 & 40 with caboose, a couple of 70 tonners that had run east to Souris from Charlottetown to drop off a boxcar for potatoes.

They are seen here on return, the first run over this line in 3 months, passing the village of St. Peters in the background, and of the bay of the same name.

This is a beautiful land, and this vision will be in my mind forever of this rinky-dink train running flat out 20 MPH here in which was mostly 10.

Everything gone from the Island saves for one loco on display at Kensington; I think they bailed out by 1983, or earlier. The #30 I understand is on display at Delson.

Photo from a warm afternoon back on September 17, 1977.