Cape Breton & Central Nova Scotia Railway

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Re: Cape Breton & Central Nova Scotia Railway

Post by NS VIA FAN » Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:43 am

A couple of recent shots at Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia. The CB&CNS between Truro (interchange with CN) and Port Hawkesbury, about 110 miles still sees regular service. The 90 miles beyond Port Hawkesbury to Sydney is out of service and hasn’t seen a train for about 5 years The NS Government is paying the railway a subsidy to keep the track in place as a new container terminal may be developed at the Port of Sydney.


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Re: Cape Breton & Central Nova Scotia Railway

Post by trainsinmaine » Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:10 pm

Are there any recent updates regarding the fate of this line? The expense of maintaining it as embargoed-but-"active" is considerable, but I would hate to see it abandoned without a great deal of forethought and foresight. It still bears potential as a key transportation link, and once it's gone, it's gone.

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