Category Archives: rail

Locomotive – CP 8728

Canadian Pacific locomotive 8728, a GE ES44AC

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E&N Mile 123.0 Coal Creek Bridge

The Esquimalt & Nanaimo bridge over Coal Creek

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E&N Wellcox Spur – Mile 0.63 North South Junction

The Junction of the Esquimalt & Nanaimo Wellcox Spur north and south branches The Junction of the Wellcox Spur north and south branches

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The train don’t run here anymore

The Windsor and Hantsport Railway railway bridge over Blue Beach Road

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Falmouth Fruit Company Warehouse

There’s a bit of history about 100 meters south of Highway 100 – to be precise, it’s located at Mile 33.19 from Windsor Junction on the Halifax Subdivision of the Dominion Atlantic Railway. That’s smack dab in Falmouth, sort of… … Continue reading

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Alberni Pacific 8427

Alberni Pacific 8427, a 1954 1600 HP Alco RS-3 120 ton  locomotive

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Martins River train bridge

The old railway bridge about 150 meters off the Lighthouse Route allows users of the Dynamite Trail to cross over the Martins River and Shingle Mill Road. The Dynamite Trail is a 10km section of a former rail corridor running … Continue reading

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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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