The station

May 5, 2003

 

I will be giving a conference on Monday May 12, 2003 at 18h00 (in French) for the Richelieu Club at the Pres du Lac Inn in Grand Falls.  Interest for this project is growing everyday and local people are realizing I'm not going to give up on this project until I get to the bottom of the mystery.  If divers find the locomotive, it will be a very interesting summer to say the least!!!

 

The picture above is of the old CPR Train station that used to operate next to the old CPR line in Grand Falls.  The old train station has been abandoned for a while now.  It's a fact that locomotive 508 never reached this station on June 21, 1900.  She was only a few minutes from her arrival before plunging into the river!  If the locomotive is found, I was thinking it would be really nice to make that arrival finally take place 103 years later.  It could be moved and restored at the final resting place of the engine making the two a part of our history.  It would also look pretty cool as a new tourist attraction in Town.  Just imagine the attraction as an 1885 locomotive parked at an original train station dating back to that era.  Something to look forward to, isn't it?

 

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