In Search Of The Newfoundland Railway

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In Search Of The Newfoundland Railway

Postby B&M Minuteman » Tue Aug 10, 2004 10:37 am

See my post in "Rail Travel & Trip Reports" Forum

(Hope this link works!)
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Postby wess » Tue Oct 05, 2004 10:15 pm

there is a group in yahoogroups on the Newfoundland Ry as well.

Postby NS VIA FAN » Wed Aug 31, 2005 5:16 am

I was in Newfoundland last weekend and yes, there’s lots remaining of the old railway. Here’s a link to some pictures I took: ... id=1442804

Photos #1 & #2 show the Ferry dock and old standard gauge yard at Port aux Basque. Truck trailers are now parked in the yard but you can see where the tracks have been paved over. Photo #3 is the old CN shop where mainland (standard gauge) cars had there wheels changed out for narrow gauge ones and left the other end of the shops on 3'-6" tracks.

Photos #4 & #5 show a display of preserved equipment at Port aux Basque. Engine 934 was never lettered “Newfoundland Railway” but wore a similar CNR green paint scheme when it first entered service in the 1950's. (CN had already taken over the railway when Newfoundland joined Canada in 1949)

Photos #6, #7 & #8 show some of the equipment on display in Corner Brook (some of the old station platform is still visible in #7) Again a play on paint schemes: the cars are in the modern CN scheme they wore at the end of the passenger service, but have a “NFLD Rwy” logo instead of the CN logo they actually wore. (And they were never hauled by steam in this paint scheme) The car interiors are nicely restored!

Photo #9 is the former CN engine terminal in Corner Brook.
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