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Locomotive No. 191 with train crew, ca. 1920s.

The costs of maintaining the Newfoundland Railway greatly added to the country's mounting national debt in the years leading up to the Great Depression. The service consistently lost money throughout the 1920s and 1930s, with annual deficits amounting to as much as $3 million.

Photographer unknown. Reproduced by permission of the Archives and Manuscripts Division (Coll. 137 24.01.001), Queen Elizabeth II Library, Memorial University, St. John's, NL.
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