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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¢!

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