All Aboard! Exploring the Newfoundland Railway

Railway Workers

Making It Work

Making it Work Slideshow

Railway labourers clearing the brush at the end of the track, 1897.
Labourers in 1897. The working conditions of the labourers who built the railway were quite primitive and involved strenuous physical labour. Despite the poor working conditions, there was no shortage of workers. Times were hard and most of the men were grateful for any gainful employment. Railway Coastal Museum.

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