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 Cove.
Nope – but I did see this sign, which is totally cool and was somewhat unexpected as I had thought that gypsum mining and transport by train was a thing of the past in Nova Scotia.
I had based my conclusion after researching the dormant rail line and disused train cars that can be seen in Windsor – they were used to transport gypsum from the Fundy Gypsum Company mines. These cars are used to transport gypsum from the National Gypsum mine in east Milford to the National Gypsum ship loading facility in Wright’s Cove.
In operation since 1954, the mine is the largest gypsum quarry in the world. In 2015 it received approval for an expansion that would allow mining for at least 20 more years.
I love exploring and learning about what was, what is, and perhaps what will be…