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Steam engine waiting at the Kensington Railway Station, c. late 1940s-1950. As the hub of a rich agricultural country, Kensington station was a busy shipping location, loading boxcar after boxcar with potatoes, grain, and livestock bound for Canada Packers in Charlottetown or the Swift Canadian abattoir in Moncton. The warehouses behind the train were owned and leased by such influential local merchants as the Kennedys and the MacNutts, who used them either to store their outbound produce or to house recently arrived dry goods. In a provincial railway system that showed fairly consistent losses, Kensington station was a perennial money-maker. (Railway Heritage Association)
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