Then for a brief few years, a steam passenger train service once again reappeared in Ottawa. It featured this locomotive, built in 1907 in Sweden. Starting in 1992, the Hull-Chelsea-Wakefield Steam train took locals and visitors on a day trip up the Gatineau River to Wakefield. It used tracks originally built by the Ottawa and Gatineau Valley Railway in 1891. Taken over by the CPR, the route had seen passenger and freight service until the late 1960s, after which the town of Chelsea had preserved the line in anticipation of an opportunity such as the steam train. Sadly, flooding in 2011 damaged the line beyond economical repair and ended the popular excursion. The passenger coaches were scrapped, but the locomotive can still be seen in the Dalton Ecological Park in Gatineau, Quebec.
WHM Image Collection: Locomotive 909