Category Archives: rail

Nicataux Falls

Nictaux hydroelectric generating station The hydro station, penstock, and containment dam were built in the 1930s to provide power to Middleton and surrounding areas. The water for the station is supplied through a penstock that runs under the old, and … Continue reading

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A bit of Nova Scotia – Wolfville train station

The Wolfville station was built in 1912 to replace the previous wooden rail station that was destroyed by fire in 1911.   The Station was abandoned in 1990 when the Dominion Atlantic Rail (D.A.R.) ceased passenger service in the Annapolis Valley, … Continue reading

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Radio Controlled Trains – Wright’s Cove

Radio controlled trains – beware! There I was in town-town (the city, HRM…) with some time on my hands, so I decided to take a drive down Wrights Cove Road to see if I could get a glimpse of Wrights … Continue reading

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Windsor & Hantsport Railway Company

The Windsor and Hantsport Railway is a 90.1 km railway line between Windsor Junction and New Minas with a spur at Windsor which runs several miles east, that served gypsum quarries located at Wentworth Creek and Mantua. It suspended operations … Continue reading

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Middleton railway bridge

The railway bridge over the Annapolis River at Middleton The railway bridge is near the confluence of the Annapolis River and the Nictaux river,  east of Highway 1 at Middleton. One of two rail trails in the area, the Shore/Annapolis … Continue reading

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The train does run here – Port Of Halifax

A pair of rather grimy Canadian National locomotives at the Fairview Cove Container Terminal on Bedford Basin. CN 4760 and CN 4806 are END GP 38-2W locomotives. Related Posts:CN Mountain Locomotive 6015 January 14, 2018 Alberni Pacific No. 7 August … Continue reading

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Bridgetown railway bridge

The Dominion Atlantic Railway (DAR) bridge over the Annapolis River in Bridgetown The Windsor and Annapolis Railway (W&A) constructed its mainline between Windsor and Annapolis Royal through the area in 1868, crossing over the Annapolis River at Bridgetown on a … Continue reading

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Vancouver – trains and tracks

Trains and tracks alongside Burrard Inlet – Vancouver Related Posts:R.G. McBeath December 18, 2018 Burrard Otter II and Burrard Pacific Breeze December 18, 2018 Windsor & Hantsport Railway Company April 23, 2019 Nanaimo Wellcox Yard February 28, 2018

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Cowichan Valley Railway No. 25

Cowichan Valley Railway No. 25 at the BC Forest Discovery Centre No.25 was used during the construction of the Great Northern Railway (now CNR) grade through the Fraser Canyon, and later to transport fill for the construction of North Vancouver … Continue reading

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BC Forest Discovery Centre

Cowichan Valley Railway #25 on the trestle over the Somenos Marsh Related Posts:The last tree standing December 1, 2014 Cowichan Valley Railway No. 25 December 12, 2018 Cowichan River Estuary – Fall reflections December 13, 2017 Port Alberni – Maritime … Continue reading

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