Dominion Atlantic ???

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  1. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

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    My fave mail order place indicates they recently got some new Proto 2000 RS3's. One of them is for a railroad named "Dominion Atlantic" (maroon and black). I thought I had heard of most railroads in North America - what the heck is a Dominion Atlantic ???
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    It's Canadian - probably our Gauger's from the Great White can elaborate.
  3. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

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    Really?? I am from Canada, and still . . . maybe it's in the east somewhere????

    PS - whoo whoo I'm a Senior Member now !
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    billk Active Member

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    Do a web search (I used google) for the phrase Dominion Atlantic. I would guess from the Atlantic part that it's an eastern RR.
  5. RI541

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    Mike,

    You've been a senior member for quite some time.

    Congadulations

    Shane

    :D :D :D
  6. K.V.Div

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    The Dominion Atlantic was a subsidiary of the Canadian Pacific and ran in the province of Nova Scotia from Yarmouth to Wndsor Junction.
    It connected to Saint Johns, New Brunswick by a marine connection (Rail barge, I beleve) and also with the Canadian National at Windsor Junction, as well as having trackage rights into Halifax.
    Main yards were in Kentville and there was also a connection to Truro where it served a gypsum mine.
    Most of the line is gone, however, a section running from Windsor Junction to New Minas (52 miles) and the section to Truro (about 5 miles) are still in use as the Windsor and Hantsport Railway.
    Gypsum is still the primary traffic.
    Hope this helps.
    Cheers.

    Terry
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    A short line, alco diesels, mine service, rail barges...wow...
    It's got me drooling!
    Sounds like that could be a great basis for a layout!:cool: