Sydney & Louisburg Railway
Operating from 1895 to 1968, the S & L Railway was, on completion, one of the most modern lines in Canada. At its peak in the 1950s, 116 miles of track linked industrial Cape Breton with Louisbourg's year-round harbour and it hauled more tons of freight annually - chiefly coal - than any other railway in the country. A community railroad in the truest sense, its crews ran special picnic and blueberry excursions, stopped virtually anywhere for a passenger, and often made emergency medical runs.
Today the site houses the Sydney & Louisburg Railway museum.
Note that the spelling 'Louisburg' is historically correct for the time period in which the line ran. Only in the 1960s with the opening of the Fortress of Louisbourg reconstruction did the town revert to its original French spelling.
Other kits relating to this era:
New Aberdeen Colliery, ca. 1910
Also - see our Cape Breton Collection
- Prices are listed in Canadian dollars.
- Finished size is approximate measurement of cross-stitch area.
- Fabric supplied with kit is sized to give a suitable allowance for working and for framing if applicable.
Sydney & Louisburg Railway|
copyright 1995 Foxberry Cottage Crafts
7" x 20"
Canada and USA
253 X 46 stitches