Bytown and Prescott Railway Company 1850

Bytown and Prescott Railway Company 1850 (HM1KKL)

Location: Prescott, Ontario Leeds and Grenville United Counties
Country: Canada
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N 44° 42.735', W 75° 30.47'

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This company, incorporated in 1850, built a railway from Prescott to Bytown (Ottawa) for the shipment of lumber and farm products to markets of the north-eastern United States and Montreal. Substantial funds were raised at Bytown, Prescott and other municipalities along the line. In 1851 Walter Shanly, Chief Engineer, started construction, and a train first ran from Prescott to Bytown on Christmas Day, 1854. The railway, renamed the Ottawa and Prescott in 1855, was the first to serve the nation's future capital, giving it access to Prescott and to the St. Lawrence River and the Grand Trunk Railway. In 1867 it became the St. Lawrence and Ottawa Railway and in 1884 was leased to the Canadian Pacific Railway for 999 years.
Placed ByOntario Archaeological and Historical Sites Board
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Date Added Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 459775 N 4951111
Decimal Degrees44.71225000, -75.50783333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 42.735', W 75° 30.47'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 42' 44.1" N, 75° 30' 28.2" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301-399 2, Prescott Ontario , CA
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