Valley Heritage: CNR Dayliner service 1959

Photo submitted

A reader of The Current has submitted this newspaper clipping from the Eganville Leader of March 6, 1959. The photo caption reads:

More than 60 residents of Barry’s Bay crowded into the CNR’s new dayliner Sunday afternoon when it arrived from Ottawa to prepare for the first run of the new service on Monday. Paul Yakabuskie, Reeve of Barry’s Bay, left, is seen greeting James Baskin, M.P. Renfrew South, right, and Gordon T. Dunn, CNR’s Superintendent from Ottawa.

NOTE: If you are interested in having a picture and story featured in The Madawaska Valley Current, please submit the information to Bob Corrigan at (marked Heritage Photo)

About the author: Leaving Barry’s Bay to attend the University of Ottawa, Bob Corrigan taught in Whitby and Ottawa before returning home in 1971 with his wife, Cathie, to spend the rest of his teaching career at MVDHS.  Bob’s winter sports are hockey and skiing (he began the annual Renfrew County Teachers Hockey Tournament), his summer cottage activities include canoeing, but year-round he enjoys genealogy. Bob has volunteered for SFMH, the Train Station and Zurakowski Park.

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