Dominion Atlantic Railway
The Final 25 Years
by David Othen
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About the Book
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.
Features & Details
- Primary Category Travel
Small Square, 7×7 in, 18×18 cm
- Publish Date Aug 26, 2010
- Keywords Kentvile shops, mixed trains, gypsum trains, Canadian Pacific, Canadian trains, Dominion Atlantic Railway, Annapolis Valley, photographs, photos, Railways, Trains, Yarmouth, Kentville, Halifax, RDC, Railliners, Dayliners, CP, DAR, Railroads, VIA
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.