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Tracks Across the Landscape: The S&L Commemorative History

CHAPTER ONE
Lasting Memories

CHAPTER TWO
Before the Railways

When Coal was King
The Transportation Problem

CHAPTER THREE
An Idea Becomes A Railway

An Ice-Free Port
The Idea Developed
A Tortuous Route
Captain Kenelly
The Line to Louisbourg - The Original S&L

CHAPTER FOUR
Slow but Steady: A Decade of Growth 1883 - 93

By Land and By Sea
Communications
A Rail Link with the Rest of Canada
The Cape Breton Railway
A Celebratory Run
On the Brink of Prosperity

CHAPTER FIVE
The S&L Arrives, It's 1895.

The Syndicate of H.M. Whitney
Dominion Coal
Coal and Rail: The Political and Economic Background
Sorting Out the Lines
Historic Ceremony, 1895.

CHAPTER SIX
The S&L Line And Its Heyday

Details of the S&L Line
The Coal Pier at Louisbourg
Glace Bay: The Hub
Train Wreck at Mira, 1903
The Norris Family
Lingo
Records and Telegraphs
Freight and Passengers Too!
Coupling and Braking

CHAPTER SEVEN
The End . . . and a Beginning

Looking Back
A Hint of Things to Come
Winding Down
A New Life . . . as a Museum
A Missed Opportunity
The S&L Museum Today

APPENDIX A
Locomotives

The Locomotives
S&L Locomotive Classification
S&L Diesel Classification

APPENDIX B
Chronology

Dates and events of Significance in the History of the S&L Railway

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Tracks Across the Landscape: The S&L Commemorative History. Brian Campbell. Copyright: Sydney and Louisburg Railway Historical Society, 1995. University College of Cape Breton Press, University College of Cape Breton, P.O. Box 5300, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 6L2 Canada. ISBN 0-920336-64-7

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