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The Cabot Trail: Nova Scotia’s “Hidden” Trunk 30
« on: April 01, 2011, 06:24:40 AM »


The Cabot Trail which loops through northern Cape Breton Island is always signed with a “Scenic” route marker……never it’s Trunk 30 designation which seems to be used for accounting purposes only.

















A scenic diversion on the trail is the Englishtown Ferry:






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Re: The Cabot Trail: Nova Scotia’s “Hidden” Trunk 30
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2011, 07:02:13 AM »

The Cabot Trail apparently once had a trunk-style route marker, with "Cabot Trail" in script rather than its hidden route number:



This was taken on an old bridge east of Margaree Harbour, which was being replaced with a new bridge when I drove the Trail in August 2003 on my way to Newfoundland.  It may have been the last vestige of the old route signage.

That and more of my Cabot Trail photos are at  http://www.alaskaroads.com/photos-Maritimes.htm
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Re: The Cabot Trail: Nova Scotia’s “Hidden” Trunk 30
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2011, 07:51:40 AM »

Thanks for posting that. I’ve been looking for one of those old makers for a few years now but believe they have all been replaced. The last one I saw was at Cap le Moine a few years ago and I have it on video. I was looking for it last year and it’s gone.   
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Re: The Cabot Trail: Nova Scotia’s “Hidden” Trunk 30
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2011, 12:01:57 PM »

here's an even older Cabot shield, based on the Ontario King's Highway pattern that Nova Scotia used for its numbered routes for several years in the 30s-40s.

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Re: The Cabot Trail: Nova Scotia’s “Hidden” Trunk 30
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2011, 07:02:34 PM »

here's an even older Cabot shield, based on the Ontario King's Highway pattern that Nova Scotia used for its numbered routes for several years in the 30s-40s.

Wow dude, break that out on April Fools. Too skeptical to believe it, but can't find reason not to.

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Re: The Cabot Trail: Nova Scotia’s “Hidden” Trunk 30
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2011, 07:06:52 PM »


Wow dude, break that out on April Fools. Too skeptical to believe it, but can't find reason not to.



here, have some supporting evidence
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Re: The Cabot Trail: Nova Scotia’s “Hidden” Trunk 30
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2011, 07:55:08 PM »


Wow dude, break that out on April Fools. Too skeptical to believe it, but can't find reason not to.

here, have some supporting evidence

And another WOW......thanks for posting that.

I'd guess it's along LaPlanche St. in Amherst. About 3 miles from the NS/NB Border.....the only place where Trunks 2, 4 & 6 would Mulitplex!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaPlanche_Street
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Re: The Cabot Trail: Nova Scotia’s “Hidden” Trunk 30
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2011, 10:52:58 PM »

Cool photos! I enjoy how Nova Scotia went all out with designing that exit 11 sign.
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Re: The Cabot Trail: Nova Scotia’s “Hidden” Trunk 30
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2011, 12:57:04 AM »

That's a surprisingly tasteful use of Helvetica on a road sign.

Of course, its uniqueness helps.
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Re: The Cabot Trail: Nova Scotia’s “Hidden” Trunk 30
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2011, 09:54:15 AM »

Never heard of a province copying another province's shield before.

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Re: The Cabot Trail: Nova Scotia’s “Hidden” Trunk 30
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2011, 10:29:15 AM »

Does the US shield have a special meaning there, or did they merely switch to copying that?
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Re: The Cabot Trail: Nova Scotia’s “Hidden” Trunk 30
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2011, 05:02:43 PM »

Nova Scotia copied the U.S., then P.E.I. copied Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia still uses that US-style shield.
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Re: The Cabot Trail: Nova Scotia’s “Hidden” Trunk 30
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2011, 06:51:11 PM »

at one point, New Brunswick was using that route shield style as well.



photo is from August 7, 1964.
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Re: The Cabot Trail: Nova Scotia’s “Hidden” Trunk 30
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2011, 03:13:13 PM »

at one point, New Brunswick was using that route shield style as well.

photo is from August 7, 1964.
NB replaces its shields very regularly and thoroughly. So does PEI, which is why I was so surprised to have even found the one. But that gets me wondering if farther off the beaten path (say the NE corner of the province) if NB may still have one of those old ones lurking around.

 


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