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Sydney and Louisbourg Railway Museum

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Really interesting - and free

We only stopped off as we were passing. However this small site was fascinating and had ourdoir... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2018
sarabK6831ZU
S&L railway

An amazing collection of railroad and local artifacts. The car stored inside is in good restored... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2018
LoriW873
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Rising Sun, Maryland
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Main street, Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed August 17, 2018

We spotted this museum at the last minute and pulled in. Lots of history about the S&L Railway. There was an old telephone operator's machine, pay logs and the station master's rooms. Well put together. The ladies inside were helpful and there's a little souvenir...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 10, 2018

We only stopped off as we were passing. However this small site was fascinating and had ourdoir exhibits.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sarabK6831ZU
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

An amazing collection of railroad and local artifacts. The car stored inside is in good restored condition. The cars in the yard are diamonds in the rough. Husband is a train fanatic. He loved it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LoriW873
Reviewed August 7, 2018

My husband, who is a steam enthusiast, loved this museum. He was in heaven looking at the carriages and artefacts. I enjoyed the station master’s house and the miniature train layouts. The museum was much larger than it first appears.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mouseHerts
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

It was cool to learn about the tie between the rail line and this community, but a bit disappointed in the lack of guidance on the part of the employees. Hey, I worked in tourism myself as a university student and yeah it's nice to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank erinr377
Reviewed January 5, 2018

Stopped in after visiting Fortress Louisburg. Lots of stuff to see and for train buffs it would be great. The museum is run by volunteers so don't expect the displays to be as professional as ones you pay an admission fee. I'm sure funding is...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

This property is maintained by a group of volunteers to preserve the history of the S&L railroad. They have a very informative brochure, probably the best part of the attraction. We visited on Friday, September 1 only to learn that the regular guide's last day...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank ErnieB286
Reviewed June 21, 2017

Even if you are not a railway enthusiast this is a visit worth making. My tour guides were young, enthusiastic and engaging.I admitted that I was only visiting to show my enthusiast hubster the photos and the young volunteers provided a tour that was a...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank NorthumberlandJulieR
Reviewed August 10, 2016

Staff were wonderful and there are some great artifacts. Train cars in desperate need of some TLC. Free admission - donations accepted.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank TAMember06262013
Reviewed July 10, 2016

There were 3 trains outside and 1 inside. It was a good place for us to stop for 1/2 hour to photograph because we like trains. If you are not truly into trains, skip it.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Elyse B
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