Friday, March 06, 2009

Train, Avondale






The railway in Newfoundland and Labrador was abandoned in 1988 (passenger service ended in 1969) and the only trains we see are in museums such as the one in Avondale on the Avalon Peninsula. I have photographed the train there a few times.

The first two photos show wide views of the train. All track in the province was taken up, but they left a mile or so of track so operators of the museum could take visitors for a ride on a small motorized vehicle that was used to transport maintenance crews. I believe they had to stop these rides a few years ago because of insurance restrictions.



1 comment:

bearkat said...

I found that interesting after having seen the rail car exhibit at Heritage Park this past summer....there still is an old steam engine that goes around the outskirts of the park, complete with some old restored rail cars!!! :)