This is for all you riders out there that are train buffs. I came across this train station a few years ago. I rode into the town of Mc Adam, N. B. which is a village located in the southwestern area of New Brunswick. In 1871, City Camp, a lumber camp served by the Canadian Pacific Railroad became known as “McAdam Junction”. This was the second train station that was built in McAdams. If you want to know more about the area, visit, www.mcadam.com and click in the History Tab.
As you enter the town you can’t help but see this beautiful Victorian Train Station. I stopped to check it out and now I always stop their when passing through. It was built in the early 1900’s and was part of the former Canadian Pacific Railway Station and was part of the CPR line into Atlantic, Canada.
This is set up the way it was in the early 1900’s. As a ham operator, Wa1pjs and an old-time radio operator on SP-2H Neptune, I loved the telegraph room. It has a restaurant and for you campers, a Campground, located in the town, on Lake Wauklehegan with about 50 sites. What makes this such a great ride is it is on about 15 miles from the RT6 Border crossing, so you can ride in have lunch and be back across the border that day. They also have a great gift shop and a lot of tourist information for future trips.
This place is less than two hours from Lincoln, Maine. Just follow Rt 6 east trough Lee and Springfield and continue east to the border. It is a small border crossing and not very busy. The ride is worth the trip. Make sure you checkout all regulations to enter Canada and don’t forget your Passport.
Also Located in the town is a WW II Bomber crash Site, where four airmen died on December 18, 1942, while conducting low level bombing exercises, In a Ventura III aircraft, flying out of RCAF air base at Pennfield, New Brunswick. Stop by and pay your respects.
Ride safe, and I hope you enjoy this as much as I did, until I see you “up the road. and around the bend”.
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