Saturday, July 21, 2007

Avondale Railway Station

Many people enjoy visiting museums when they visit Newfoundland and Labrador. Avondale has a railway museum that is well worth a visit. Besides a restored train station complete with many artifacts from the time of the railway, there is a train engine and a passenger car that doubles as a restaurant. A few years back, they used to offer rides on the mile or so of track that still remains in the area.

For those people who are not aware:

The Newfoundland railway operated for a little over a century. From 1882-97 the trains ran over completed portions of a projected trans-insular line. The first passenger train across the island ran in June 1898. Regular passenger service ceased in July 1969, and the last freight ran in June 1988. The railbed has since been designated a "T'railway" and a linear provincial park.

If you decide to visit the Avondale area, make time for a visit to the Railway Station.

I do have a few photos of Avondale on line at:

1 comment:

bearkat said...

Good Morning Bruce...this sure looks like a picturesque community..kind of reminds me of the tv series.."Road to Avonlea"...thanks!!