Last Train from Rigaud :: Dernier train de Rigaud

On February 14, 1890 the last train rail is finally installed in Rigaud. The train is ready to run. The locomotive 333 from the “Grand Tronc” is heard for the first time by the locals and a huge inauguration is organized where 2000 pilgrims gather to admire the 20 cars that are pulled by two locomotives.

On June 30th, 2010 at 6:40 a.m. the train left Rigaud for the last time as the municipality deemed that it was too expensive to keep it running… what a loss. This is the train station, before… & after…

Au mois de février 1890, plus précisément le 14, le dernier rail est finalement installé à Rigaud et ceci inaugure le début d’une ère nouvelle — il y aura un train à Rigaud. 2000 pèlerins viennent admirer les 20 wagons tirés par deux locomotives… il est dit qu’il y avait 5000 personnes qui sont venues voir ce spectacle en cette journée.

Le 30 juin 2010, le train part à 6h40 pour la dernière fois en direction de Montréal. La municipalité de Rigaud estime que les coûts sont trop onéreux pour continuer ce service. Quelle tristesse. Voici la gare maintenant… et avant…

Paper: Stillman & Birn, Beta Series, 140 lbs
Watercolours: Winsor & Newton Artist Series + Daniel Smith
Ink: Black Carbon Ink with Carbon Ink Fountain Pen, Extra Fine


About Jane Hannah

Canadian graphic artist, painter, sketcher, typographer, calligrapher and teacher at Cégep John Abbott College in Québec, Canada. Jane Hannah also has a website for her students at and a main blog at She is also part of the Montreal Urban Sketchers.
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