Route of the Brockville & Westport
Once the the ballast pit below the village of
Lyn was reached, the B&W began an up-and-down climb that went around
hills and valleys on its way to Athens, Delta, Newboro, and Westport.
The result was an undulating roller-coaster that zig-zagged around the
country-side. This wasn't so much the result of the survey, but rather
the topography of the country-side as it skirted the eastern edge of the
Frontenac Gap - that granite-hard mountainous part of the Canadian Shield.
Our map below shows the route of the Brockville,
Westport & Sault Ste Marie Railway (in red), circa 1915. By this
time, the BW&SSM has disappeared and re-emerged as the Brockville,
Westport & Northwestern and is firmly under the control of the Canadian