Ian Wilson's blog

Welcome to the blog of Ian Wilson, author of the award-winning books on 1950s Canadian steam railway operations.

Water tank footings at Carley

May 04, 2011

I went out to Carley (on the Canadian Pacific mainline, between Craighurst and Medonte) this afternoon. There, I poked around the former railway facilities with my friend Paul Frechette. Among other things, we found evidence of the grain building, the livestock pens and the station.

Most notably, I took a few pictures of the footings for the old octagonal enclosed water tank. This is the one which appears on the cover of The King’s Puzzle.

The second picture shows the concrete footings a little closer. This place is oozing with atmosphere, which is why I’ve chosen it as the primary setting for my next book. Matter of fact, I’m going to be standing at Carley at 9:00 p.m. on May 22 this year, to see if I can summon up any ghosts. At least a couple of friends are coming along, let me know if you’re interested too.

Read More:

Back to the Blog