Category Archives: rail

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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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.

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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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