The following details were taken from a notice placed in the Brockville newspaper “The Monitor” on 23 June 1860.
The B&O RR locomotive “Renfrew” standing at the depot on the Brockville waterfront
BROCKVILLE & OTTAWA RAILWAY
Change of Time
On or after Monday, May 5th, and until further notice, trains will run as follows: —
Leave Almonte at 8:00 am
Leave Carleton Place at 8:30 am
Leave Franktown at 9:15 am
Leave Smith’s Falls at 9:50 am
Leave Irish Creek at 10:25 am
Leave Bellamy’s at 11:20 am
Arriving at Brockville at 12:00 noon
Leave Brockville at 4:00 pm
Leave Bellamy’s at 4:45 pm
Leave Irish Creek at 5:35 pm
Leave Smith’s Falls at 6:10 pm
Leave Franktown at 6:45 pm
Leave Carleton Place at 7:25 pm
Arrive at Almonte at 7:50 pm
Leave Perth for Smith’s Falls 8:50 am
Leave Perth for Smith’s Falls 5:00 pm
Leave Smith’s Falls for Perth 10:00 am
Leave Smith’s Falls for Perth 6:05 pm
Passengers for Montreal and Toronto take the (Grand Trunk Railway) express trains at Brockville, which cross each other at the station at 2:05 pm.
Passengers for Ottawa, taking the train leaving Brockville at 2:05 pm, will connect at Prescott with the Prescott & Ottawa Railway, reaching Ottawa the same evening.
The gardens at the Grand Trunk Railway station in Brockville about 1855
A stage leaves Arnprior every morning, and returns in the evening, connecting with the train leaving and arriving at Almonte. Passengers by this route, from and to the upper Ottawa (valley), reach Montreal and Toronto the same evening; being the only route by which this can be done.
Trains run by Montreal time, which is 8 1/2 minutes faster than Brockville time.
Brockville, May 1st, 1860
B. & O. R.R.
A typical wood-burning locomotive in the 1870s