Photographed at 1:32pm, Friday 13 July 2007
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Photographed Wednesday 11 July 2007
Large view 1 11 July 2007
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Large view 3 26 July 2007
Photographed at 7:02am 8 June 2007
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Photographed on 9 June 2007
Photographed on 25 June 2007
Photographs of the Kentville Roundhouse back (west) wall
Photographed on 13 June 2007
Kentville Town Council meeting, 13 June 2007
Roundhouse by Wikipedia
The Como Roundhouse
Colorado's last narrow-gauge stone roundhouse. The tracks through Como were pulled up in 1938, and the stone roundhouse went on to be used as a warehouse, sawmill, and barn. Its fortunes improved in 1983 when, at the age of 102 years, it was registered as a national historic site...
CPR John Street Roundhouse
The Toronto Historical Board identifies the CPR John Street Roundhouse as an "architecturally and historically important surviving reminder of steam technology and the role of rail transportation in the city of Toronto." "Roundhouse" is the popular term for a building used to store, repair, inspect and shelter steam locomotives...
Iron Horse Stabled Edmonton Sun, 3 May 2007
Three Valley Gap Roundhouse, near Revelstoke, Alberta
It's not always easy, or even a priority, for communities to save artifacts from the past, but there is a human need to understand where we come from... We can't move into the future without understanding our history... Daily maintenance of steam locomotives took place in the roundhouses, including regular greasing, oiling and cleaning. The locomotives needed a lot of equipment to maintain them. The number of stalls in a roundhouse varied from as few as two to around 60, depending on its location and the number of trains working in the area. Three Valley Gap's roundhouse has an inspection pit, a back shop, a pattern shop and a railway coach repair and carpentry shop...
Kingston's Railroad Roundhouse Kingston, Ontario
Roundhouses were a particularly North American invention, not as common in the rest of the railroad world. The term signifies that the building had a central point around which it was constructed. The turntable allowed an engine to be moved into any particular stall in the round house. The number of stalls depended upon the needs of the railroad at that location...
The Hugo Roundhouse
The only surviving brick roundhouse in the state of Colorado and one of the most significant historical sites on Colorado's Central Plains... an exceptional and rare surviving example of roundhouse design and construction and it has not had any of the original eight stalls removed. Further, the building possesses a high degree of architectural integrity due to its limited amount of disfiguring alteration, presenting an appearance today that is not too different from its appearance historically...
(1) Junee Round House New South Wales, Australia
brick roundhouse, 42 stalls
(2) Junee Round House
The Chattanooga Roundhouse, 1864 near Atlanta, Georgia
Some Santa Fe Roundhouses
Date 23 August 1993, effective 22 September 1993
Abandonment of the Halifax Subdivision from mileage 52.9 to mileage 56.1, including the 4.6 mile Kentville Spur from mileage 56.1 Halifax Subdivision to the end of the track and the 2.3 mile Kingsport Spur from mileage 56.1 Halifax Subdivision to the end of the track
Decision No. 570-R-1993 Canadian Transportation Agency
Order No. 1993-R-267 Canadian Transportation Agency
Date 13 July 1989, effective 13 July 1990
Abandonment of of most of the Kentville Subdivision from Kentville (mileage 4.6) to Annapolis Royal (mileage 58.4) and the entire Yarmouth Subdivision from Annapolis Royal (mileage 0.0) to Yarmouth (mileage 86.6), a total distance of 140.4 miles
Order No. 1989-R-182 Canadian Transportation Agency
Date 27 February 1990, effective 27 March 1990
Changes the effective date of abandonment of the operation of the railway line Kentville to Yarmouth, to March 27, 1990
Order No. 1990-R-82 Canadian Transportation Agency
Decision date 13 July 1989, effective spring 1990
Abandonment of the Kentville Subdivision from Kentville (mileage 4.6) to Annapolis Royal (mileage 58.4) and the entire Yarmouth Subdivision from Annapolis Royal (mileage 0.0) to Yarmouth (mileage 86.6)
Decision No. 350-R-1989 Canadian Transportation Agency
The Kentville Subdivision consists of 7.5 miles of 100 pound rail and 50.9 miles of 85 pound rail.
The Yarmouth Subdivision consists of 3.4 miles of 100 pound rail, 75.3 miles of 85 pound rail and 7.3 miles of 80 pound rail.
"100 pound rail" means rail weighing 100 pounds per yard (3 feet)
"85 pound rail" means rail weighing 85 pounds per yard (3 feet), etc.
Date 28 July 1994
Official approval of the sale to The Windsor & Hantsport Railway Company Limited, of the Canadian Pacific Limited Halifax Subdivision between mileage 0.0 (Windsor Junction) and mileage 52.9 (New Minas), including the Truro Spur, a 4.4-mile spur which connects to the Halifax Subdivision at mileage 31.6.
Decision No. 501-R-1994 Canadian Transportation Agency
Pursuant to the Agreement, the conveyance to the W&H Railway will occur in the following order:
1. CP will surrender its 999-year lease to the DAR with respect to the line being conveyed to the W&H Railway. Following CP's surrender of its leasehold interest, the DAR will have reacquired all of the interest in the line.
2. The DAR will then convey to the W&H Railway by deed that portion of the line which it holds in freehold, being the Truro Spur between mileage 0.0 and mileage 4.4 of the Halifax Subdivision and the portion of the line between mileage 32.16 and mileage 52.9 of the Halifax Subdivision.
3. The DAR will assign to the W&H Railway the causeway easement it holds from the Crown dated March 14, 1984 between mileage 31.6 and mileage 32.16.
4. The DAR will assign to the W&H Railway the 99-year lease it holds from the Crown dated January 1, 1914 between mileage 0.0 and mileage 31.6, of the Windsor Branch of the Intercolonial Railway.
Dominion Atlantic Railway Wikipedia
Dominion Atlantic Railway Library and Archives Canada
Windsor & Annapolis Railway Library and Archives Canada
Yarmouth & Annapolis Railway Library and Archives Canada
Dominion Atlantic Railway Railways of Canada Archives
DAR Passenger Service 1930-1950s Railways of Canada Archives
DAR Passenger Train timetable 1949, Halifax - Yarmouth
DAR Passenger Train timetable 1936, Truro - Windsor
Dominion Atlantic Railway Traffic Rules and Regulations (no date)
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