Clarenville Railway Photos Slideshow

The completion of the railway in 1891 was of great importance to the town. It became the only means of transportation into the town other than by boat and the Canadian National Railway was the major employer in the area. It created many jobs while it was being constructed and later in its operation ( 28 permanent jobs ) and contributed greatly to the growth of the town. Clarenville's station was one of great importance.

Along with being the main terminal for the Bonavista branch line, the train engines were cleaned, refueled, and the crews changed shifts here. By the 1980's with the popularity of transport trucks to ship goods, the railway was no longer feasible and was finally removed in 1988



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