All Aboard! Exploring the Newfoundland Railway

Railway Workers

Railway Employees

Railway Employees Slideshow

Plaque dedicated to staff of the Railway Coastal Service.

Many people were required for the smooth operation of the Railway and Coastal Services. For this reason, the Newfoundland Railway was one of the biggest employers outside the fishery in Newfoundland and Labrador. When CN took over the railway after Confederation in 1949, 5000 people were employed to run the trains and coastal service, the St. John's dockyard and the Canadian National Telecommunications (CNT) company.

Many travellers on the Newfoundland Railway and Coastal Boats would have been familiar with the crew: the conductors, engineers, porters, stewards, captains and ticket sellers. These front-line people represented the face of the Railway and many of them were well known to travellers and vice versa. Wayne Greenland Collection.

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