All Aboard! Exploring the Newfoundland Railway

The Museum

Museum Exhibits

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When you come to the stately building that houses the Railway Coastal Museum you will notice three train cars on display outside: a 900 class diesel locomotive, a coach car and a mail car. They were built in the 1950s and have been on display since their retirement in 1988 at Bowring Park in St. John's before they were brought to the Railway Coastal Museum. The Museum is housed on the ground floor of the former railway station and features over 100 exhibits and displays highlighting the history of the Railway and Coastal Boats in Newfoundland.

The museum tells the story of the Newfoundland Railway and Coastal Boat Service in 42 themed exhibits. The exhibits are complemented by costumed mannequins, paintings, and scale models of locomotives and coastal boats.

The Mini-theatre shows actual footage of train trips across the Island, and coastal boats servicing the Newfoundland outports. The theatre walls feature a 50 foot wide mural of St. John's Harbour, the City, and Signal Hill during the 1940s.

Click on one of the icons below to link to interactive maps of the museum that feature virtual and video tours.
Virtual Tour
Virtual Tours
Video Tour
Video Tours
Diesel locomotive on display outside  the Railway Coastal Museum.
The 900 class diesel locomotive, coach car and mail car were built in the 1950s and have been on display since their retirement in 1988 at Bowring Park in St. John's before they were brought the Railway Coastal Museum in 2004. Ute Simon, 2008.
The back of the Railway Coastal Museum with train exhibit visible.
The back of the Railway Coastal Museum. A train car, cut in half for display, has been fitted into the space of the former platform. Ute Simon, 2008.
View of one of the exhibit galleries inside the Railway Coastal Museum.
Inside the Railway Coastal Museum in one of the galleries. Ute Simon, 2008.