Cobourg and Peterborough Railway

The Cobourg and Peterborough Railway was one of the first rail lines to be built in Central Ontario, Canada, having been founded in 1834 as the Cobourg Railway Company. The line was proposed to extend from Cobourg to Peterborough, though plans for construction were constantly put on hold or shelved until 1846, particularly due to the Upper Canada Rebellion of 1837. The railroad was finally constructed as the "Cobourg and Rice Lake Plank Road and Ferry Company" by Samuel Gore and was 17 km in length, reaching the shores of Rice Lake, but the railway barely survived the first two winters it faced. The Cobourg and Rice Lake Plank Road and Ferry Company was fairly successful, using a plank road and ferry to cross Rice Lake, delivering lumber from the newly-founded town of Peterborough to the port in Cobourg, but ran into financial difficulties.

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