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Brookfield cn Railway Station
painted August 2011
The ED CREELMAN Memorial Park.
The Park has picnic tables, benches, an out house & trash containers for the Public's convenience.
Please use this beautiful place respectfully. To hold an event at the park contact BMC.
This photo is pre-relocation & restoration.
Prior to the construction of the railroad in Nova Scotia, Brookfield functioned as an important stopping point for the stage coach service that took twenty four hours to travel between Halifax and Truro. Then in 1854 the Nova Scotia Railway began, with the Halifax to Truro section being completed in 1858. For many decades Brookfield was the most important station along the route, with revenue of $1,716.75 in 1860. Products shipped from the station included farm animals, flour, potatoes, iron-ore, limestone, lumber and milk products. From the 1890's to the early 20th Century the Harvest Excursion Trains, went through each summer, carrying Nova Scotia to the Prairies to work on the grain harvest. During the two world wars thousands of Canadian soldiers were transported over the rail line, as well as German prisoners brought back after WWII.Through the years hundreds of Brookfielders have been employed with the Railway as Engineers, Firemen, Conductors, Trainmen, Dining Car Attendants, Station Masters, Special Police and in many other capacities. Research by Art Lindsay.
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