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Train and coastal boat, post-1897

Train and coastal boat, post-1897
In the 1890s, a trans-island railway began operating, with its associated coastal steamers and a ferry to mainland North America. The first trans-island passenger train departed St. John's on the evening of 29 June 1898 and arrived at Port aux Basques 28 hours later.

Photographer unknown. Reproduced by permission of the Archives and Manuscripts Division (Coll. 137 24.01.006), QE II Library, Memorial University, St. John's, NL.

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