Pomquet Railroad Station, early 1900s

Pomquet Railroad Station. L-R: Simon Alfred Vincent, Jane Vincent, Effie Cross, Eddie Doiron and Lizzer, early 1900s. Courtesy of PomquetHéritage.   Restoration: Betty Cameron.     In conversation with May (Doiron) Bouchard, June 23, 2014. Going into Antigonish by train for the day meant dressing up. People would catch the early train in the morning and […]

Building a railroad

Building a railroad. Courtesy of Antigonish Heritage Museum. Restoration: Wayne Ezekiel No one has identified the exact location of this photo. “In December 1880, the Eastern Extension Railway opened its line from new Glasgow to the Strait of Canso. There followed a flurry of station-building at various locations, including James River, Brierly Brook, Antigonish, South […]