Nice Pre-Confederation document from the Freight Agent at Brookfield Station to Mr. Dickie. His items have arrived from Truro.
Nova Scotia Railway – Advice Note
Brookfield Station March 1st 1865
To J.E. Dickie
From Truro, weighing 680 lbs, charge of $0.27 to be paid, for:
Two vertical folds. Age discoloration along folds.
13.5 x 20 cm
The Nova Scotia Railway is a historic Canadian railway. It was composed of two lines, one connecting Richmond (immediately north of Halifax) with Windsor, the other connecting Richmond with Pictou via Truro.
The railway was incorporated March 31, 1853 and received a charter to build railway lines from Halifax to Pictou by way of Truro, as well as from Halifax to Victoria Beach, Nova Scotia on the Annapolis Basin opposite Digby by way of Windsor. The company also received a charter to build from Truro to the border with New Brunswick. The railway was a key project of the visionary Nova Scotian leader Joseph Howe who felt a government built railway led by Nova Scotia was necessary after the failure of the Intercolonial Railway talks and several fruitless private proposals.
On July 1, 1867, ownership of the NSR was passed from the Government of Nova Scotia to the Government of Canada.