All Aboard! Exploring the Newfoundland Railway

Railway Workers

A Day in the Life of a Train Dispatcher

Graham Hill - Use of telegraph

Graham Hill speaks of the Use of telegraph

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Length: 0:51 Min
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Transcript
When I joined the company our main communication system was telephone. Telegraph key was on the way out but it was still there for messages and emergencies. So lots of times you had to use the telegraph key for train orders. But you always had to use it for messages. And smaller stations, where train orders were probably eight or ten...you would have to copy eight or ten probably per shift, but terminals were really busy and that was your main job, was copying train orders.