In the old days, a new railway could put a small town on the map. This was definitely the case with Palmerston, Ontario. Palmerston was non-existent until a Wellington, Grey & Bruce Railway (WG&B) route operating under contract to the Great Western Railway (GWR) was announced. According to the Palmerston Railway Museum website, “the railway was fundamental to the creation of the town, and influential in the development of its social, economic, and political life. That importance is still visible in the pivotal position the station building occupies at the heart of the town”.
The website also states that, “the original appearance of the station is not recorded, but it is known to have been smaller and simpler in form than the present building. A second storey was added in 1876 after the Grand Trunk Railway openly assumed management, and the station was remodelled in 1900 to its present form”. This is only a drop in the bucket when it comes to the history of this train station and its current status, but I hope that these photos will take you on a journey that might spark your imagination as to what it was like to ride the rails in the 1800’s.
Great photos…I have always loved trains. When I was a kid we did road trips from California to Utah every summer and I loved seeing the trains in the open. I always tried to count the cars, but I don’t know if I ever finished. But I kept trying.
I used to love counting the train cars when I was a kid too!! It helped to pass the time when stuck at a railway crossing. It was always exciting waiting for the caboose!
Nice series! I especially liked #5 and #6!
Thanks! It was fun doing all the close ups. I never used to think to get up close and personal, but now I find that’s one of my favourite types of photography. 🙂
great set of photos.
Thanks Gerry. I appreciate the comment, and I’m glad you liked the photos! 🙂
Wow! Don’t you wish we could be passengers on a train in the 1800’s? Your photos almost make me hear the clattering on the tracks.
Yes, I can hear it too. That would be the most amazing adventure!! Any idea how we could time travel??
Love the photo with the rail forming an ‘X’!!! 😀 An ‘X’ for Xandre maybe?? teeheee… just kidding!!! 🙂 **
Of course it is for Xandre. That’s why I included that photo!! LOL 🙂
Next time I travel through Palmerston I’ll check out the station. Good work. Like the lines and textures.
Thanks Glenn! Sometimes I forget that we are fellow Ontarians and can check out the same things without travelling too far. I must head over your way sometime with my camera in tow.
There’s lots to see and shoot pictures of around here. Look me up if you ever in town. Happy Photography Day.
I will do that Glenn! 🙂
Great photo series.
Thanks Kevin! I’m so glad you liked them. 🙂