All Aboard! Exploring the Newfoundland Railway

Railway / Coastal History

Accidents and the Weather

Accidents and the Weather Slideshow

Train making its way through a deep snow cut on the Gaff Topsail, c. 1905.
Snow was always a major factor during the winters. Reid brought in the first rotary plow in 1904 to clear snow. This image shows a 16-foot cut on the Gaff Topsail, c. 1905. Railway Coastal Museum.

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