CN & VIA Passenger trains in Nova Scotia 1972 - 2012
by David Othen
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About the Book
Over this time, vast changes have occurred in passenger train operations. I have selected over one hundred and thirty photographs in an attempt to illustrate some of the stations, most of which have now closed and many of which have been demolished, and also something of the terrain through which the trains passed.
The book is divided into two sections - the first illustrates the history and the second illustrates the geography of passenger railways in Nova Scotia.
The Late David Othen (1943-2016) He had been interested in trains since he was a child in the 1940s. Early memories include standing on the footplate of the Flying Scotsman at King's Cross. He has photographed and taken video of trains across North America, Britain and Europe. He was a volunteer on several tourist railroads and was a senior Trainman on the Salem & Hillsborough Railroad in New Brunswick. He was also 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.