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Riding the last official train east from Bishops Falls to St Johns was probably the most emotional trip I have ever ridden.  Careers were coming to an end, a cross province link was being broken and a way of life was terminating. While 944E made its way east in pouring rain, Engineman M Greening suggested we should at least get a video run-by and photo at a curve he thought would be perfect. A couple of miles ahead, he stopped, let me off, backed up and came forward for the "runpast". So typical of Newfie friendliness.  I made many new friends those last few days and even re-visited some years later.
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Caption: Riding the last official train east from Bishops Falls to St Johns was probably the most emotional trip I have ever ridden. Careers were coming to an end, a cross province link was being broken and a way of life was terminating. While 944E made its way east in pouring rain, Engineman M Greening suggested we should at least get a video run-by and photo at a curve he thought would be perfect. A couple of miles ahead, he stopped, let me off, backed up and came forward for the "runpast". So typical of Newfie friendliness. I made many new friends those last few days and even re-visited some years later.

Photographer:
Steve Bradley [63] (more) (contact)
Date: 09/29/1988 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 944 (search)
Train Symbol: Ex 944E (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Clarenville Sub (search)
City/Town: Bishops Falls (search)
Province: Newfoundland and Labrador (search)
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One Comment
  1. A beautiful capture Steve! So wonderful to see another Newfoundland shot on this site. Gone, but certainly not forgotten. – Ken

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