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Newfoundland Railway

Fabian Kennedy - Elements affecting Speed

Fabian Kennedy speaks about the elements affecting speed

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There's two things about the track, one...the the time...and the rail later, none of them, they...the load that they could put on the track just on the count of the rail. So that you couldn't a wheel was know...was possible on the mainland and railway. The bridges were built to a lower weight load and the the roadbed itself had to be brought up, repaired and improved. So I think the speed of operation..then was the...other factor in that was that the curves on the on the track limited the speed that they could go, otherwise you would be out on the woods somewhere probably. I mean, our curves on the track as it was eventually build included some fourteen degree curves and that's...that in railroad terms like going around a corner, so that limited the speed.