Rothesay station

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Rothesay
Historic railway station
Rothesay Station 2007.jpg
Rothesay station in December 2007
Location Rothesay, New Brunswick
Canada
History
Opened 1860
Closed

1975

Official name Rothesay Railway Station (European and North American) National Historic Site of Canada
Designated 1976

The Rothesay station is one of the oldest standing railway stations in Canada, built between 1858 and 1860. It is a National Historic Site of Canada located in Rothesay, New Brunswick.[1] The building offers an example of the standard station design of its era with its wooden two storey configuration. It was erected during construction of the European and North American Railway which connected Saint John to Shediac, New Brunswick (Pointe-du-Chêne) and which was completed in August 1860. The station was originally called the Kennebecasis Station but it was renamed in honor of the visit of the Prince of Wales (Rothesay being one of his titles).

The station was closed in 1975, though the Atlantic still ran as late as 1994. In 1976, the Rothesay Area Heritage Trust was formed to acquire and preserve the structure. The Trust continues to manage it today. The tracks are still in use, as Canadian National Railways operate them as a secondary mainline.

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Coordinates: 45°23′22″N 65°59′57″W / 45.38944°N 65.99917°W / 45.38944; -65.99917