New Brunswick Railway Museum, Hillsborough

The New Brunswick Railway Museum, owned and operated by the Canadian Railroad Historical Association, New Brunswick Division, is a Canadian tourism museum located in Hillsborough, New Brunswick. It was formerly known as the Salem and Hillsborough Railroad (S&H).The Salem and Hillsborough Railroad was formed in 1982 by a group of volunteer railroad enthusiasts and retired railroad employees. They took possession of a section of former CN Rail branch line trackage which ran from CN's Moncton-Saint John mainline at Salisbury east to just beyond the village of Hillsborough, approximately 20mi away. CN had operated this subdivision to service a gypsum quarry until the late 1970s when the quarry was closed, resulting in the company applying for abandonment.The S&H initially operated several historic CN and CPR steam locomotives which had been used in New Brunswick until the early 1960s when both railways completely dieselized. The S&H operated regular coach and dinner tourist trains between Hillsborough and a location halfway between Hillsborough and Salisbury, named Salem, from 1982 until 2004.In 1994, a disastrous fire occurred as a result of an arson attack on the railway's engine shop in Hillsborough, destroying or damaging several locomotives and historic freight and passenger cars. The rebuilding effort took many years, during which time the volunteer base began to dwindle.
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  • Don't miss this museum. It is filled with objects from the past and so many different trains. The children LOVED this place. We will visit again when we go back.  more »
  • We were driving back to Moncton along the coast line and stumbled across the museum. It's packed full with trains and railway artifacts, included little cars that ran along the trails. Staff is extrem...  more »
  • This place is a bit small and trains have not been completely restored, but my daughter had a great time going through all the cars/locomotives and playing with the exhibits. I think it's a neat littl...  more »
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  • This was a great find! The gentleman who helped us was such a nice old guy and so knowledgeable, we learned a hell of a lot about trains! Almost a personal tour! Some amazing train cars too, early 1900's locomotive and a 1914 first class car that was restored to an epic state. Stop by, learn, explore and support. Well-done guys!!
  • Very nice staff awesome information and well lookin machines.i would recommend this to anyone. My son loved the hands on experience..
  • Great chance to view train history in Albert County New Brunswick with a free little jaunt on a car.
  • I can go inside the train of many ages! They are many tools and equipments used exposed with explanation for train maintenance and operation. I wish it have more information about each train section like construction year and how much time it be in operation.
  • A fabulous find on a long journey. Plenty of trains to not only look at and admire but also climb on aboard. Lots of history and interesting information plus the volunteers here have so much passion for the trains and really know their stuff. Plus they are more than happy to chat and tell you all about the exhibits. A great place to look around.

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