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Tall Steel trestle at Ottawa Brook, Cape Breton Island

Ottawa Brook, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia is the scene where this "tall steel" style trestle stands. Only a few miles East of here is another similar bridge at MacKinnons Harbour. This is the main line of the CB&CNS, former CN "Sydney Subdivision". These bridges date from the lines construction in 1890. The day I took this picture, I had arrived after driving about 5 hours directly from Greenwood, Nova Scotia (I flew in from Winnipeg Manitoba for a work related meeting) With no scanner and no idea, I missed catching a Westbound train on this now lightly travelled line by no more then three minutes! What luck!

Photographed by Stephen Vallis, March 15, 2009.
Added to the photo archive by Steve Vallis, March 17, 2009.
Railroad: Cape Breton and Central Nova Scotia Railway.

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