Model Railway Day

Location

Exit 6

Orangedale

Bras d'Or Lakes Scenic Drive

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Contact

Eleanor Morrison

T: 902-756-3412

Rates & Dates

June 28th, 2014 to June 28th, 2014

Description

Special events bring life and laughter to the station during the season as railroaders and enthusiasts gather to relive the heyday of the station. 6.4 km south from exit 4 off the Trans Canada Highway

Visitors will see the stationmaster's work place where tickets were sold and parcels and telegrams sent and received.  Telegraph demonstrations are often given by the station agent on duty.

The Ladies' Waiting Room displays an assortment of railway artifacts including a model of the Grand Narrows (near Iona) Railway Bridge.
 
Original station lamps and a large locomotive bell are housed in the Express/Baggage Room. The entire second floor was an apartment for the stationmaster and his family. You can see some of the original period furnishings, railway uniforms, artefacts found when the station platform was replaced and many historic pictures. Outside is a replica freight shed and a number of pieces of rolling stock from a bygone era including a snowplow, boxcar, wooden caboose, industrial locomotive and speeder. On special days the locomotive and snow plow are operated.
 

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