Friday, July 17, 2009

French Village Train Station

I was looking through some old photos and found these. In July 2004 we took a drive down to Peggy's Cove and the area around it in Nova Scotia. As we drove through French Village, I saw the old train station there and pulled over for a visit. At the time it was the Train Station Gift Shop.
Train Station Gift Shop Sign

The first thing I saw was the big ol' caboose attached to the station. Too bad there was no lettering on it.
Ex-CN Caboose, French Village, Nova Scotia

I walked around and took a few more photos of the station and caboose from different angles. As you can see, it was later in the afternoon and the shadows were getting long.
French Village Railway Station
Standing on the former Halifax & South Western Railway mainline...
French Village Railway Station

It was very pretty inside the station, and you could walk through the caboose as well. It was a very nice store.

Now it is the Train Station Bike and Bean, where you can relax in their cafe, rent bikes to tour the Rails to Trails path, or purchase bikes and bike equipment. Someday I hope to get back down that way and explore the trails where trains once ruled.

1 comment:

Caleb said...

I was there many a time, when they sold Thomas stuff!