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Questions & Answers

Q: Who built Nova Scotia's first main line railway? A: James Richardson Forman built the lines from Halifax to Truro and Windsor from 1854-1858. He was born in Halifax in 1822, and later went to Scotland where his firm built the famous West Highland Railway line. He died in 1900.
Q: Did Nova Scotians build railways anywhere else? A: James Robert Mosse, born in Halifax, was a civil engineer on the Nova Scotia Railway (1854-1858) then went on to build narrow guage railways on the islands of Mauritius and Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) in the 1870s).
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