On October 18, 1904, William Stevens Fielding, the Member of Parliament for Queens and Shelburne, arrived in Liverpool by carriage, having disembarked the train at Brooklyn. Construction of the Liverpool train station began two months later. By the new year, a tri-weekly train service ran between Liverpool and Halifax. Just before Christmas in 1906, the first passenger and freight train went westward to Yarmouth.
In the 1930's the station was moved further back as the original location proved to be too close to the highway. Ox teams pulled the building to the new site, where it was placed upon a basement, making Liverpool the only station in Nova Scotia with that feature.
The station closed on January 23, 1981 but found new life as the Hank Snow Home Town Museum, located a short distance from the singer's childhood home. As a young boy, Snow often spent the night in the station which now features exhibits about his life and career, as well of those of other Canadian country stars as well as being the home of the Nova Scotia Country Music Hall of Fame. As a nod to the building's past, there is a railroad history room, with equipment from the original stationmaster's office. Visit www.hanksnow.com for more information on the museum.
GPS: 44.045471, -64.720405
17 Hank Snow Drive, Liverpool, NS