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Encyclopedia > Windsor Junction, Nova Scotia

Windsor Junction is located at 44°47'21"N, 63°38'32"W in the is a community in the Halifax Regional Municipality Nova Scotia 15.6 Kilometers from Halifax ,north of the Bedford Basin near the community of Waverley, Nova Scotia . Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is a regional municipality in Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (Latin: One defends and the other conquers) Official languages None (English,French,Gaelic) Flower Trailing arbutus Tree Red Spruce Bird Osprey Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 11 10 Area... Downtown Halifax as seen from the Dartmouth waterfront. ... Bedford Basin is a large enclosed bay, forming the northwestern end of Canadas Atlantic coast. ... Waverley is a small village in Nova Scotia, Canada. ...

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History

The name of the community was established by the Nova Scotia Railway (NSR) in 1858 after a railway junction was located between Second and Third Lakes, north of the Bedford Basin. This junction was where the line from Halifax split into lines to Truro and Windsor. Another railway line was built from Dartmouth to Windsor Junction in 1896. The Nova Scotia Railway was incorporated March 31, 1853 to build railway lines from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Pictou, Nova Scotia by way of Truro, Nova Scotia, from Halifax to Victoria Beach (near Digby, Nova Scotia by way of Windsor, Nova Scotia, and from Truro, Nova Scotia to the border... 1858 (MDCCCLVIII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... A myriad of tracks at Clapham Junction, in London, England A junction, in the context of rail transport, is a point at which a branch line or separate route diverges from the main line. ... Bedford Basin is a large enclosed bay, forming the northwestern end of Canadas Atlantic coast. ... Motto: Template:Unhide = E Mari Merces (Wealth from the Sea) Logo: Location City Information Established: April 1, 1996 Area: (former city) 79. ... One of Truros tree sculptures Truro (2001 population 11,457; area population 44,276) is a town in central Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Windsor is a small town located in central Nova Scotia at the junction of the Avon and St. ... Dartmouth neighbourhoods and former city boundaries in relation to Halifax Regional Municipality This article is about the history of the former city of Dartmouth. ... 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


The NSR and its railway stations were primarily built by Irish and German settlers in the area. With Nova Scotia's entry into Confederation in 1867, ownership of the NSR passed from the provincial government to the federal government, which folded it into the Intercolonial Railway (ICR). The line to Windsor was leased in 1871 to the Windsor & Annapolis Railway, which became part of the Dominion Atlantic Railway (DAR) in 1894. The ICR built the railway line from Windsor Junction to Dartmouth in 1896 and the ICR became part of Canadian Government Railways in 1915, which was then folded into the Canadian National Railways (CNR) in 1918. In 1912 the DAR was purchased by Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR). We dont have an article called Canadian-confederation Start this article Search for Canadian-confederation in. ... 1867 (MDCCCLXVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Intercolonial Railway of Canada logo or herald The Intercolonial Railway of Canada (IRC), also referred to as the Intercolonial Railway, was a historic Canadian railway. ... 1871 (MDCCCLXXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The Dominion Atlantic Railway (DAR) was a historic Canadian railway which ran in the northwestern part of Nova Scotia, primarily through an agricultural district known as the Annapolis Valley. ... 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Canadian Government Railways (CGR) was the descriptive name used between 1915_1918 for all federal government-owned railways in Canada. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... CN redirects here, as its the most common usage of the abbreviation in Canada; for more uses, see CN (disambiguation). ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR; AAR reporting marks CP, CPAA, CPI), known as CP Rail between 1968 and 1996, is a Canadian Class I railway operated by Canadian Pacific Railway Limited. ...


In 1994, CPR sold the DAR and the line from Windsor Junction to Windsor became part of the Windsor and Hantsport Railway (WHR). CN's mainline from Halifax-Truro and its branch from Windsor Junction to Dartmouth are still used daily, while the WHR uses the line from Windsor Junction to Windsor on a less-frequent schedule. VIA Rail's Ocean passenger service passes through the community 6 days per week. 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... The Windsor and Hantsport Railway, also referred to formally as the Windsor & Hantsport Railway Company (WHRC), is a 56 mile railway operating in Nova Scotia between Windsor Junction (north of Bedford) and New Minas with a spur at Windsor which runs several miles east, serving two gypsum quarries at Wentworth... VIA Rail Canada (also referred to as VIA Rail and VIA; pronounced vee-ah) is an independent Crown corporation offering intercity passenger rail services in Canada. ... Ocean (passenger train) - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ...


Communications

Nova Scotia - 76 FSAs Categories: Canada Post ... A Verizon Central Office in Lakeland, Florida at night. ... Area code 902 is the telephone area code in the Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, encompassing the whole of both provinces. ... Aliant Inc. ... Bragg Communications, doing business as EastLink, is a group of companies providing the incumbent cable television services, as well as competitive internet and wireline telephone services, primarily in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, Canada. ...

Statistics

  • Population (2001) - 1224
  • Number of Dewellings - 385

References

Destination Nova Scotia



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Windsor, Nova Scotia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (629 words)
Windsor is 66 kilometres northwest of Halifax, approximately 20 kilometres from the eastern end of the Annapolis Valley.
Windsor used to be a railway junction for the Dominion Atlantic Railway where a route to Truro joined with the mainline between Halifax and Yarmouth.
Windsor maintains a claim as the birthplace of ice hockey, based upon evidence of boys from King's Collegiate School playing "hurley" or a hockey-like derivative of this game, on the frozen waters of 'Long Pond' adjacent to the school's campus during the early 1800s.
Dominion Atlantic Railway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1374 words)
Although the DAR technically connected to the Intercolonial Railway at Windsor, the IRC rarely operated on this line and left it to the DAR beyond the mainline connection at Windsor Junction.
The DAR system also connected with the Midland Railway at Windsor, the Nova Scotia Central Railway and the Middleton and Victoria Beach Railway at Middleton, and the Halifax and Southwestern Railway at Yarmouth.
Its successor, the Windsor and Hantsport Railway, has successfully maintained service on the remnants of the DAR between Windsor and New Minas, including the "Windsor Branch" to Windsor Junction and a connection with CN's mainline between Halifax and Montreal.
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