This book tells the fascinating story of the electric transit services provided in the eastern Ontario city by the Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, which owned the system from its inception in 1886 until the passenger transit facilities were taken over by the municipality in 1970 and the freight switching services were absorbed into the Canadian National Railways system in 1971. The book, originally prepared by Omer Lavallee and Anthony Clegg to hour the memory of Charles P DeRochie, was essentially completed in the early 1990s, but publication was delayed due to Mr Lavallee's untimely death in 1992. Those who remember the Cornwall Street Railway will be glad to have this reminder of the trolleys, electric trolley coaches, and electric switching locomotives that formerly served the city, while the serious students of municipal history and railway operations will be pleased to have a record of the well-kwn Canadian insurance company's t so well-kwn operations in the transit field. Included are five maps which record the growth of the community and ather which shows from whence came the Cornwall Street Railway equipment.
Anthony Clegg was born in Toronto and currently resides in St Hilaire in the Montreal area. He began his career with Canadian National Railways in 1942, as a draftsman and cartographer. He is an associate of the Canadian Railroad Historical Association and was for several years Editor of Canadian Rail magazine.