Windsor & Hantsport Railway
1994 - 2010
by David Othen
About the Book
Since its inception in 1994, the Windsor & Hantsport Railway has operated fleets of Alco/MLW RS-23s, GM GP9RMs and finally GE B23-7s.
The mainstay of the railway has been the haulage of gypsum from two quarries east of Windsor, Nova Scotia to the loading dock at Hantsport, on the Bay of Fundy.
The railway has also hauled soya meal and other feed grains, vegetable oil, logs and dust suppressant between the interchange with CN at Windsor Junction and New Minas. By 2010 only the track between the quarries and Hantsport was in use.
This book illustrates all of these operations with 83 colour photographs..
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.