Note the wheels on hand car. Port Blantford 1905
All Newfoundland railways were built to the British Colonial gauge of 42 inches, (3 feet, 6 inches.) Much of the system was built and operated for many years by the Reid Newfoundland Company before finally being taken over by the Government. When Newfoundland joined Confederation as the 10th. Province of Canada, Canadian National Railways took over the common carrier railway. A smaller amount of railways were operated by Anglo-Newfoundland Development (AND Co.) and other companies. Eventually, all were abandoned and today none remain anywhere on the Island.