Demolition
of the
Kentville Roundhouse

Aerial Photograph One






Aerial view: Remains of the Railway Roundhouse at Kentville, Nova Scotia
Aerial view: Remains of the Railway Roundhouse at Kentville, Nova Scotia

Photographed Wednesday 11 July 2007

To the right is seen the bridge that carried the main line of the Cornwallis Valley Railway over the Cornwallis River.  The CVR ran from Kentville through Centreville and Canning to Kingsport.



Annotated aerial view: Remains of the Railway Roundhouse at Kentville, Nova Scotia
Aerial view showing the floor rails, Railway Roundhouse aat Kentville

A railway roundhouse always has a special feature, the rails in the floor that define the individual stalls.  When the Kentville roundhouse was demolished, while the roof and walls were torn down and the rubble was removed, for a short time the concrete floor slab was left in place.  The floor slab – and the special radial layout of these embedded rails – could now be seen in a way never before possible.  This view has been marked with yellow lines to identify the rails that are visible in the large view above.  With careful inspection, the rails for six of the ten stalls can be seen, and in this image are marked with yellow lines drawn close beside their locations.


Aerial photograph 2: Remains of the Railway Roundhouse at Kentville, Nova Scotia
Aerial photograph 2: Remains of the Railway Roundhouse at Kentville, Nova Scotia

Photographed Wednesday 11 July 2007

Large view 2   11 July 2007
Large view 3   26 July 2007






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First uploaded to the WWW:   2007 July 15
Latest update:   2010 November 15