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"Oil Train"

The "Oil Train", normally a nocturnal Mon-Fri turn from Dartmouth to Truro, NS runs in the daylight on Sunday. Big power for a small train? Yes, they use the "Gypsum Power" which lays over in Dartmouth Yard on the weekend. Seen timetable east, compass south of High way 102.
<BR>Taken by Cliff Hutton, used with permission, late 1970's.

Photographed by G. Bruce Hollett.
Added to the photo archive by G. Bruce Hollett, November 25, 2016.
Railroad: Canadian National.

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Are you sure that train is eastbound, Bruce? The location looks like Halls Rd. in Enfield, except there are far fewer trees along the track than there are today. The pole line on the Bedford Sub is on the north side of the track, which would also mean this train is going towards Truro. Why was it called the "oil train"? Those all appear to be boxcars.

Posted by Geoff Doane on 2016-11-26 14:25:35

Here's view from almost 20 years ago from the other end of the highway bridge. I'm pretty sure that white building in the background is the same one in both pictures. Everything else sure has changed.

Posted by Geoff Doane on 2016-11-26 14:33:12

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