Visit Our Restored Caboose and Railway Park in Sharbot Lake!

Updated  Saturday,  December 3rd, 2022.

Our Railway Heritage Park is located in the heart of the village of Sharbot Lake, Ontario at the junction of the former Canadian Pacific Railway and Kingston and Pembroke rail lines.

Merry Christmas !!!

Our  caboose is officially closed for the 2022 season. Thanks to everybody who dropped by this year. See you next summer.

Our rail park is always open. Make sure you check out our static displays.

Tool display - new for 2022.Have your picture taken with our cut-out train and conductor!

Check out our updated static displays.

Speeder with section cart.

Trackmobile.

Tool Display

Motor car – also called a putt-putt.

Turntable motor also called an air motor.

New for 2022 – a stock pen.

Hours

The caboose is open during the summer months of July and August, every Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on special occasions.

Or, call (613) 279-2777 for an appointment and we’d be happy to show you around!

Our virtual railway heritage walkway is always open:

The Railway Heritage Walkway Tour

Location

In the heart of the beautiful village of Sharbot Lake, Ontario.

From Ottawa, Hwy 417 west then Hwy 7 to Road 38, south to Elizabeth St. – 1 1/2 hours.

From Kingston, Road 38 (Gardners Rd.) north to Elizabeth St. – 1 hour.

14 Responses to Visit Our Restored Caboose and Railway Park in Sharbot Lake!

  1. Gene says:

    Very informative web page.

  2. Ken Fisher says:

    What a wonderful repository of stories and images. We are so fortunate to have those among us who care for our past.

    • Thanks for the note Ken. I’m always on the lookout for intersting stories and photos. There’s more out there. The trick is finding them. The best aren’t on the internet but in private collections.

      Gene

  3. Awesome post. My grandfather Alex Drew worked on the Havelock Sub through Sharbot Lake up until 1965 for CP Rail doing maintenance of way work.

  4. Therese says:

    Are you open on Saturday, September 3, 2022?

  5. Bruce Gibson says:

    Hello Gene, My wife & I are travelling to Sharbot Lake on Thursday afternoon until Friday (Sept 15 & 16). We will be stopping in to K & P Brewery. I have a particular relationship to the K & P Railway as my great grandfather John Craig was hired on the railway as a waterboy in 1872 and finshed his career as conductor on the railway in 1926, 53 years. You have an article written by Don Gibson, son of Dellerene Gibson, John Craig’s daughter. It was written in 1982. Will you be around during this time.

    • Hi Bruce.

      Thanks for reaching out.

      I’m unable to be there on Thursday. Wish I could. I live in Ottawa and make trips there several times a month. Maybe next time you are up.

      When I was a younger I used to help Mrs. Gibson with the spring and fall yard cleanup at her place on the island. I took over this job from Frank Dowdall, my great uncle. I have a few connections to the K&P and CPR as well. Uncle Frank was section foreman at Sharbot Lake, my grandfather, William (Scotty) Meldrum was a baggage handler and assistant agent. They probably crossed paths. My grandfather started at Sharbot Lake on the railroad circa 1921.

      Talk to you soon, Gene Kirkham

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