A collection of photographs showing the Dominion Atlantic Railway's operations from 1970 to its sale in 1994 to the Windsor & Hantsport Railway Company.
The CP & VIA RDCs from Halifax to Yarmouth and the mixed train from Windsor to Truro, including views from the cab, are illustrated. The sequence of photos documents many of the highlights of the trips.
Freight operations, mainly between Halifax and Kentville, and the gypsum train operations are shown.
Photos of the shops in Kentville and maintenance of way equipment are also included.
I have been interested in trains since I was a child in the 1940s. Early memories include standing on the footplate of the Flying Scotsman at King's Cross. I have photographed and more recently taken video of trains across North America, Britain and Europe. I have been a volunteer on several tourist railroads and was a senior Trainman on the Salem & Hillsborough Railroad in New Brunswick. I have also been fortunate enough to travel on the footplate of, and help fire, coal, wood and oil-burning steam engines and to drive steam and diesel engines.
Colour Photo Guide to CN locomotives in 2012 Published November 20, 2012
CN & VIA Passenger trains in Nova Scotia 1972 - 2012 Published March 10, 2012
Cape Breton & Central Nova Scotia Railway 1993-2011 Published August 23, 2011
Windsor & Hantsport Railway Published March 12, 2011