Station Stories

Norwell District Secondary School

Norwell District Secondary School, formerly known as Palmerston High School and often simply called Norwell or NDSS, serves an area of approximately 500 km² and celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2015.

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The Station

Read a brief history of the Palmerston Railway Station and how it has survived for more than 140 years.

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Verdun S. Woyce

Palmerston-born Verdun Stanley Woyce worked as a member of the Bridge & Building group on the CNR.

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The ‘Old 81’ Engine

One of Palmerston’s treasured landmarks, “Old 81” is a memorial to the days when “Iron Horses” were stabled within the Town.

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Robert J. Wilson

Palmerston-born Robert J. Wilson achieved the rank of Warrant Office Class I Air Bomber as part of the 102 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force.

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William “Bill” McMillan

William “Bill” McMillan was a member of the Perth Regiment, and worked for the Canadian National Railway (CNR) at the freight sheds in Palmerston.

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John Burns Mallett

John Burns Mallett enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1940, and attained the rank of Flight Sergeant by the time of his death in 1943.

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