Letters & Opinion

Letters to the Editor of IMAGE

The February-March issue of IMAGE featured photos of snow people and stories about our rail bridges. It triggered these notes from readers. — Editor

Les amoureux, dit-on, sont seuls au monde.

Pierre Cantin
rue Range

More history on local rail lines and Sandy Hill

With the area south of Mann Avenue changing rapidly, it is interesting to find this bit of history of what the area looked like over 100 years ago.
The figure above was copied by the Ottawa Railway Historical Circle from a 1912 fire insurance map. At the left you can see the many railway lines that used to traverse this area.
The most interesting point to me is that where the playing field is today was in 1912 the home of the locomotive support facilities for the Canadian Northern Ontario Railway.

Bob Meldrum
Blackburn Ave.