The railway service we take for granted may not be as secure as thought. Fifty years ago, Nova Scotia also had marvellous rail service, but gradually it has been cut back. Railway services were abandoned piece by piece.
In September, 1961, the last train operated on the round trip Maccan-River Hebert-Joggins, in Cumberland County. In that same year, the Cornwallis Valley Railway was abandoned. In 1981, the CNR abandoned the Liverpool to Yarmouth main line and the Bridgewater to Bridgetown branch. The latest is the attempt to abandon the Cape Breton line.