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A NEWFOUNDLANDER IN CANADA. The title of Alan Doyle’s latest book seems to be an apt description of this scene at the Orangedale Railway Station Museum in Nova Scotia. Having arrived from North Sydney on Marine Atlantic's 'Atlantic Vision' just hours earlier and while enroute to Antigonish, the photographer captured Terra Transport's Business Car 'Terra Nova 2' basking in the hot sun of August 21, 2016. Originally built in May 1955 as the 8-Section, 1 State Room, 1 Smoking Room sleeper # 317 'Bonavista' by the CC&F, it was the last narrow gauge sleeping car ordered for the CNR's Newfoundland operations. A vital part of the 'Caribou's' consist, and delivered in all olive green livery, it would be repainted later in olive, black and gold and again in the black and grey before the end of passenger service in 1969. With the formation of Terra Transport in 1979, it was converted to a business car at a cost in excess of $250,000, complete with mahogany walls, a new observation platform and marker lights. Having been sold and resold several times, including as a main attraction at the Trinity Loop Train Park where it could be rented for the night, it eventually found its way to the Orangedale Railway Station Museum in Nova Scotia where it remains to this day, still delightfully in its Terra Transport markings. (See image 33916)
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Caption: A NEWFOUNDLANDER IN CANADA. The title of Alan Doyle’s latest book seems to be an apt description of this scene at the Orangedale Railway Station Museum in Nova Scotia. Having arrived from North Sydney on Marine Atlantic's 'Atlantic Vision' just hours earlier and while enroute to Antigonish, the photographer captured Terra Transport's Business Car 'Terra Nova 2' basking in the hot sun of August 21, 2016. Originally built in May 1955 as the 8-Section, 1 State Room, 1 Smoking Room sleeper # 317 'Bonavista' by the CC&F, it was the last narrow gauge sleeping car ordered for the CNR's Newfoundland operations. A vital part of the 'Caribou's' consist, and delivered in all olive green livery, it would be repainted later in olive, black and gold and again in the black and grey before the end of passenger service in 1969. With the formation of Terra Transport in 1979, it was converted to a business car at a cost in excess of $250,000, complete with mahogany walls, a new observation platform and marker lights. Having been sold and resold several times, including as a main attraction at the Trinity Loop Train Park where it could be rented for the night, it eventually found its way to the Orangedale Railway Station Museum in Nova Scotia where it remains to this day, still delightfully in its Terra Transport markings. (See image 33916)

Photographer:
Kenneth G. Pieroway [63] (more) (contact)
Date: 08/21/2016 (search)
Railway: Preservation (search)
Reporting Marks: Terra Nova 2 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Orangedale (search)
City/Town: Orangedale (search)
Province: Nova Scotia (search)
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