Senin, 15 April 2013

[CanPassRail] RE: [A_A] Today In Railway History


In the lower level of the Chateau Laurier (I stayed there for a night in
August 2001), there is an exhibit about Charles Hays and the Titanic.

The Chateau Laurier was a railroad hotel, right across the street from the
new railroad station (which is now the Canadian Conference Centre; the VIA
station is out of the downtown area). A track from the station goes under
Wellington St. to a platform underneath the hotel, no doubt for official
guests or for Charles Hays's private car.

The Chateau Laurier is now a Fairmont hotel. It is very nice, but
definitely not $40 a night, and you can park in its garage, but you can't
drive to the door of your room. There is a good bar and restaurant inside.

It's worth a stay if you are in Ottawa. Ottawa is worth a stay, too.


From: [] On
Behalf Of Peter D.A. Warwick
Sent: Monday, April 15, 2013 09:30
To: All_Aboard; CanPassRail
Subject: [A_A] Today In Railway History

101 years ago today the Titanic sank after hitting an iceberg on its maiden
voyage taking about 1,500 people to their death. Among those who died was
Charles M. Hayes, president of the Grand Trunk Railway. As a result of his
death the official opening of the Chateau Laurier Hotel in Ottawa was

Peter D. A. Warwick

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