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NEWFOUNDLAND RAILWAY

newfoundland railway photos from 1950's and 60's
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The fate of CN #900
CNR#900 getting ready for Relocation
CNR #900 home at last
CN #900 August,11,2007
Logos of the Newfoundland Railway
Ode To Newfoundland
accidents on the newfoundland railway
newfoundland railway photos from 1950's and 60's
Paridise Newfoundland
Whitburne Station
Clarenville station
St.johns railway station
cornerbrook station
lewisport station
bishops falls station
Holyrood
avondale station
Harbour grace station
carbonear branch line
victoria branch line
mount sio st.johns
old boxcar found in foxtrap
Trepassy too St.johns railway line
hearts content railway branch line
newfoundland railway today

number 305 during operation in 1950's
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Built to narrow (3'6") gauge for reasons of economy, the Newfoundland railway was the longest such line in North America, and was regarded with particular affection by railway buffs (its gently mocking nickname, "the Newfie Bullet" dates only from World War II). The main line was 548 miles, from St. John's to Port-aux-Basques. Numerous branch lines made the operating trackage in the peak years (1915-31) 906 miles.

The contract with Reid was signed in 1890 ... Rail weighing 50 pounds per yard, rather than 35 pounds per yard, was to be used - these are both light rails, but then this is narrow gauge. Bridges were to be built of steel and masonry - i.e. no timber trestles.