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    “See! Niagara Falls” – NS&T railway information

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    The St Catharines Museum is right by one of the big Welland Canal locks, so many of you may have been there at one point or another. It is a nice little museum that has a fair amount of artifacts on display. This is a photo of one of the displays that is specifically related to Niagara Falls:


    The small sign in the upper left corner has the following:

    Niagara’s Streetcar
    When its wooden cars were converted from horse power to electric power in 1887, the Niagara, St. Catharines and Toronto Railway became one of the first electric inter-urban railway lines in Canada. And when the final run left Thorold on March 28, 1959, it was the last such service still in operation.

    During the seven decades in between, the NS&T carried as many as 8 million passengers a year, providing a vital link between Niagara communities

    You can probably read this, but the big sign has the following:

    Niagara Falls
    “Scenic Historic”
    Cars leave here every hour at 35 minutes after the hour
    Adults return 65¢
    Children return 35¢

    Purchase tickets at office

    I had never heard of the NS&T Railway before. I’m not sure when the “See! Niagara Falls” sign is from, but it’s neat that how ever many years later there are still people selling tours. They just cost a lot more than 65¢!

    2 Days @ Niagara Falls!

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    From the Seasee Travel Blog:

    After a fab little free city tour on my shuttle to my hotel (free because it was a airport shuttle that went via niagara fallsview and I didn’t get dropped off first- again, no complaints here!), I arrived at my palace of choice that would comfort me for the next 3 blissful days! I chose this hotel, the Doubletree Fallsview because I didn’t want to stay in an ordinary looking run of the mill hotel. This was built as a Canadian Mountain Lodge Spa Retreat! Complete with Aveda Day Spa, jacuzzi and friendly service (ooh and the fab little free choccie cookies you get when you check in – so good I got extras!)…

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