Saturday, July 29, 2006

"New" Tour Days 8 & 9: Port Hastings, Nova Scotia

More heavy rain as we headed out to Port Hastings where we stayed last night at the EconoLodge. Stopped at the Orangedale Station museum - we had visited when on the Bras D'or Train in 2002. Sadly, there is no longer a passenger service passing through the station although the freight trains continue on their run from North Sydney to Point Tupper carrying coal and oil.
Now in North Sydney waiting to board the MV Caribou for Port Aux Basque, Newfoundland which is about a 5 hour journey.

Friday July 28, 2006

Visits to historic railway stations at Pugwash and Tatamagouche, NS - the former currently houses a public library and the local historic society; the latter is the Train Station Inn where you can stay the night on a railcar or in the station and also has restaurant and gift shop facilities. On to Stellarton, NS - home of grocery store chain Sobey's where we had an interesting tour of the Nova Scotia Museum of Industry.

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