All Aboard! Exploring the Newfoundland Railway

Railway Workers

A Day in the Life of a Train Dispatcher

Graham Hill - Telegraph operator duties 2

Graham Hill speaks of the Telegraph operator duties

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Length: 1:08 Min
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Air Canada couldn't get into St. John's. They had..the passengers would all... they would all go to Gander and come in by rail, by train and that was pretty busy, you had to ticket all them people... you know... We had ordinary shift for something like that's going to happen. Though Gander was a busy place... you know... Gander was. But every station, smaller station had their... their busy times because like Whitbourne was concerned with the bays. With Trinity Bay... or Conception Bay and Placentia Bay, Clarenville, Trinity Bay, Bonavista Bay... Gambo, Bonavista Bay. So every station was busy moving people and express and freight.