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Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario

2017-07-09

Our museum is located on 10.5 acres in the heart of Smiths Falls. Our station building, built in 1912 by the Canadian Northern Ontario Railway, is a National Historic Site.

Efforts to acquire this station began in April 1979, when Canadian National embargoed their Smiths Falls Subdivision between Smiths Falls and Strathcona. VIA responded by moving their night trains over to the CPR Brockville Subdivision, and CN applied for permission to abandon and demolish the structure.

Local resident Bill LeSurf took up the cause, hurriedly gathering support from people and organizations across the region. The interim “Save Our Station” (SOS) committee evolved over time. It grew into what is now the Smiths Falls Railway Museum Corporation. Bill’s efforts succeeded in obtaining a reprieve for the station, and negotiations with CN began in earnest.

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