All Aboard! Exploring the Newfoundland Railway

Railway / Coastal History

Railway/Coastal Boat Service

Alphabet Fleet Slideshow

Painting of the S.S. Bruce.
According to her registration documents, the S.S. Bruce was 237 feet long and 33 feet wide; her gross tonnage was 1,154. She had two masts, two decks, and was fitted for both sail and steam. A steel ship, she averaged a respectable 15.5 knots on her trial trip. The Bruce had berths for 160 people, 70 of them first class. She was ice-strengthened, with extra protection for her shaft, hull and propellers. Through her career, she would carry half a million passengers, beginning with 1,000 daily during her inaugural summer. Railway Coastal Museum Artist: Jim Miles.

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