In 1967, Canada was swept away with excitement over the national celebration of a hundred years of history.
The Honorable Judy La Marsh was Minister of State and responsible for the affair. It was a marvelous success. The lady never received the credit due.
The Honorable Lester B. Pearson was Prime Minister.
The federal government either had or had acquired a collection of railway engines.
They let it be known the engines were available to any municipality interested in creating a museum.
Jack Moore was a citizen of Aurora. At York University, he was responsible for promotion of special events. He brought news of the availability of the engines .
It was my first year elected. The idea seemed perfect for Aurora.
There was great excitement. We were Head of Steam end destination for the first train out of Toronto.
The town owned 14.5 acres of property know as the Petlovany land. It was forfeit for non-payment of taxes.
It had a railway easement.
The town moved to acquire the collection but was stopped in her tracks.
The Reeve took the issue to the Ontario Municipal Board to stop the project.
The move was effective.
The project was abandoned.