My background in the New York Central’s Ottawa Division goes back to the very beginning of its operations. My great-great-great-great uncle was subcontracted to build the Cornwall station; my great-great uncle was hired originally as the night operator at Cornwall Junction; my great-grandfather was the Cornwall station agent (previously started at Crysler then Newington); and my great-great-grandfather was one of the freight handlers at the Cornwall station. I also had relatives that worked for the Grand Trunk Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway as well. I use to watch the trains get loaded in Petawawa and always tried to see them during my time in Calgary. Growing up in Cornwall afforded me the chance to live beside the old NYC yard and watch rail cars being shunted through the city. As one can tell, railroading is in my blood.
In the past, I have been involved with the Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Historical Society; the Cornwall Township Historical Society; the French Geneology Society; the Lost Villages Society; the United Empire Loyalist Association; Heritage Cornwall; the Moccasin Railroad Club; the Ottawa Railway History Circle and the Bytown Railway Society. I do my best to share my knowledge, to learn more about what interests me and to always help when I am asked or if I can. This web site was first conceived in 2000 with great help from an aquaintence and it has grown to what it is today with the help of many people whom came into my life, too many to name individually but they all know who they are (most in the groups I mentioned above).
I am available to speak on the New York Central Ottawa Division to groups or even to meet with anyone interested in it. If you have any questions or information, please feel free to contact me. Just click on the e-mail address and fire a letter off to me. firstname.lastname@example.org