St. John's to Holyrood September 1976
by David Othen
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About the Book
The operation of the mixed train that ran three days a week from St. John's to Argentia and Carbonear is explained and illustrated. Finally a collection of photographs taken on a trip on this train are included. Photos were taken both from the rear coach and from the cab of the second locomotive.
The book is 80 pages long and provides an excellent snapshot of railway operations on the Avalon Peninsula in September 1976.
Features & Details
- Primary Category: Travel
Project Option: Small Square, 7×7 in, 18×18 cm
# of Pages: 80
- Publish Date: Aug 26, 2010
- Keywords Newfoundland Railway, narrow gauge trains, St. John's, railway operations, Canadian trains, mixed trains, Newfoundland, trains, photographs, G8, NF-210, NF-110, Holyrood
The Late David Othen (1943-2016) He had been interested in trains since he was a child in the 1940s. Early memories include standing on the footplate of the Flying Scotsman at King's Cross. He has photographed and taken video of trains across North America, Britain and Europe. He was a volunteer on several tourist railroads and was a senior Trainman on the Salem & Hillsborough Railroad in New Brunswick. He was also fortunate enough to travel on the footplate of, and help fire, coal, wood and oil-burning steam engines and to drive steam and diesel engines.