FOREWORD [by Fabian Kennedy] Except for a few dimly remembered rides on the coach to Bowring Park, I never rode on the train at all until I was in my twenties and went to work for the Newfoundland Railway.
I. INTRODUCTION Although Newfoundland has historically turned "her face to Britain and her back to the Gulf", as the old anti-confederate song goes, the development of a transportation system on the island had a great deal in common with the rest of North America.
Volume 1 in this series covers the development of Newfoundland's railways between 1881 and 1923. Covers the Newfoundland Railway Co., the Hull's Bay Railway, the Newfoundland, Northern & Western Railway, the Railway Contract of 1898, and the roles of W. D. Reid and H. D. Reid. The financial history of both the railways and of Newfoundland (which were deeply intertwined) is clearly explained. Illustrated with black and white photos. 105 pages.
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