All Aboard! Exploring the Newfoundland Railway

The Museum

Museum Exhibits

4 - Railway Gallery

Video Tour of the Railway Gallery

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Continuing our tour, this gallery tells the colourful story of the Newfoundland Railway through images and panels.

The mannequins of a conductor and a train engineer in the background are dressed in clothing representative of their professions in the 1940's.

To your right is the figure of a station agent as he would have appeared at any of the stations along the route of the Overland Express train across the Island from St. John's to Port aux Basques. Note the timetable he is holding in his hand. He was in charge of ensuring that the regular operation of the train service was followed.

As we proceed you see the telegraph booth with the train dispatcher at work. Outside of the booth is a telegraph key where visitors can try their hand at practising Morse Code.

Each exhibit panel tells another aspect of the story of bringing transportation and communication services to all the regions of the Province.