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Cape Tormentine, the mainland connection to the Prince Edward Island railroad back when there was rail traffic to and from the Island, is now devoid of all trackage, and I'd like to know if the station itself still exists, as it was an impressive structure. Anyone know?
This view from the late 1970s shows CN 3632, an MLW RS-18, now off the roster more than 20 years, as the sole unit in charge of handling ferry traffic to and from the Island connection at Borden. The rail traffic had dwindled considerably by this time, and by the end of the 1980s it was all over. The Tormentine sub used to connect with the current CN mainline at Sackville, the east coast connection to Halifax.
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Caption: Cape Tormentine, the mainland connection to the Prince Edward Island railroad back when there was rail traffic to and from the Island, is now devoid of all trackage, and I'd like to know if the station itself still exists, as it was an impressive structure. Anyone know? This view from the late 1970s shows CN 3632, an MLW RS-18, now off the roster more than 20 years, as the sole unit in charge of handling ferry traffic to and from the Island connection at Borden. The rail traffic had dwindled considerably by this time, and by the end of the 1980s it was all over. The Tormentine sub used to connect with the current CN mainline at Sackville, the east coast connection to Halifax.

Photographer:
A.W. Mooney [1283] (more) (contact)
Date: 09/16/1977 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 3632 (search)
Train Symbol: nil (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CN Tormentine Sub. (search)
City/Town: Cape Tormentine (search)
Province: New Brunswick (search)
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8 Comments
  1. THANKS for that distressing news regarding the station. We always want to know the fate of each and every station, bad news or good; so any input is very much appreciated. Bummer that it apparently is not going to be saved though.

  2. The station is in poor shape and has been recommended for demolition. Chances are it may not survive to the end of 2016.

  3. Nice caption Arnold. Explains everything about the photo. Yes, you should drive east to check out off those former majestic railway stations. Still, it’s not the same as actually being maned and in service. God rest all those MLW RS-18′s.

  4. Beautiful shot.

  5. Thanks, Guys; for the ‘station comments’. That building looked too nice and too recent to be a victim of the Mad Scrapper that managed to destroy most of the redundant stations back in the late ’70s/early 80s. I wonder about all of these buildings I have seen over the years, and the opportunity to get back to check them out, well, it may never happen.

  6. I recall riding the ferry from Cape Tormentine back in the early 1960′s. I don’t recall much about the railways in the area.

  7. You’re in luck Arnold, according to the Google Earth car, the station still stands, as an information office now. Still in pretty good shape, not missing much. Isn’t technology great? :)

  8. The station was still there when I visited in the early 2000s and was an info office. Sadly the area no longer has rail or the ferry boat.

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