The Last Run of the B & W

Passing of the Farmer’s Friend A good and faithful servant retires to a well earned rest by Gertrude E. Wheeler (nee Forth) 1952 On August 30th, last year, the old B&W Railway of Leeds County, Ontario became only a memory — a fragment of Leeds County history. The engine whistled a mournful note of farewell […]

Brockville and Westport Railroad

Origins of the B&W Railroad  The crying desperate need for a better communications system linking the Rideau country and the St. Lawrence River led to the birth of the Brockville and Westport Railway. On March 4th, 1888 the first train completed its maiden trip from Westport to Brockville. For 64 years, the railway served Leeds […]