All Aboard! Exploring the Newfoundland Railway


Technology & Engines

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Illustration of  Huntslett type locomotive.
The first of the steam-powered locomotives to arrive in Newfoundland in 1881 were of the Huntslett 4-4-0 type. It arrived in St. John's via the S.S. Merlin. Assembled at a skating rink in Fort Williams, it was initially used to convey track and construction materials for the new railway. Fabian Kennedy Collection.

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