History of Railroading on Cape Breton Island

Creator(s): Orangedale Railway Museum

This exhibit retraces the early days of the railroad on Cape Breton Island and the railroad's role in the development of this area and the nation. Central to the exhibit is the Orangedale Railway Museum, built as a railway station in 1886 for the original Intercolonial Railway (ICR). Now one of the oldest railway stations in Nova Scotia, the Museum retains many of the unique construction features and building designs of this era.

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