VIA ran on these tracks years a go out of Ottawa, they torn up the connecting tracks at Carleton Place Ontario that went to Ottawa.
We had full CP Pass trains till VIA came along, then with one set of cut backs it was RDC service west to Sudbury or North Bay from Ottawa, Then they re instated full train service but cut backs came again and now no VIA trains.
Train service from Smiths Falls to North Bay and to Sudbury was taken over by Ottawa Valley Railroad ( Raillink ) as a cost saving measure, Now as a cost saving meausre the only trains running are as needed. Nothing thru Renfrew Ontario to Smiths Falls in at least a month now .
West of Renfrew, OVR services Cobden Ontario , some one has as required lumber car dropped there, Pembroke is an interchange point with CN former Ottawa Central ( Cn purchased the line back) as required. Not sure of trains west of Pembroke. with the latest derailment at or near Mattawa Ontario there was a lone locomotive move west from Smiths Falls 05 June 2009 to get or tow back cars from the derailment. It was loco 6030 from Smiths Falls
Not much traffic right now thru Chalkriver sub.
I am in Renfrew Ontario
Mile point 59.30 of the Chalkriver sub
I am here back home in Canada