All Aboard! Exploring the Newfoundland Railway
Welcome to the Railway Coastal Museum's Virtual Exhibit. The exhibit explores the fascinating story of Newfoundland's Railway Coastal Service which connected over a thousand little outports along 10,000 miles of coast. The construction of Newfoundland's narrow-gauge railway not only served the coastal communities but developed the interior of the Island of Newfoundland. Using text, images and a number of multi-media applications such as video, virtual tours, games and slideshows, the exhibit:
- Examines the history and challenges of operating Newfoundland's unique Coastal Railway Service which used both rail and boats to run an efficient and effective transportation network.
- Lets you meet some of the people who made this all possible through their devotion and hard work on the trains and ships determined to provide service under sometimes extremely adverse conditions. These men and women wrote an exciting chapter in the history of our province.
- Explores the evolution of the technology associated with steam and diesel rail.
- Provides you with an up-close view of the Railway Coastal Museum and its collections including virtual tours and more. The Museum is located in a well-known landmark in St. John's, Newfoundland on Water Street, the former Riverhead Train Station, built in 1902.
We hope you enjoy the dramatic and often colourful history of the Newfoundland Railway and its Coastal Service.