The Bullet ( paperback)
Stories from the Newfoundland Railway
Compiled from interviews with workers now retired from Canadian National Railway, The Bullet is a collection of stories about the men and women who worked for the legendary pre-Confederation Newfoundland Railway, which later became the Canadian National Railway when Newfoundland joined Canada in 1949. The dedication and friendliness of the railwaymen are shown in abundance throughout this book, and it is evident that their service to the people of Newfoundland who “rode the rails” was second to none.
Travel with Robert Hunt on a behind-the-scenes tour as he explores the once proud, never forgotten history of the CN Railway. You will hear the heartwarming tales of families travelling between St. John's and Port aux Basques, funny and sometimes absurd anecdotes about the many colourful people railway employees encountered, and tragedies that have occurred on the rails over the years. And meet Tommy Ricketts, hero of the First World War, who later in life operated a drugstore across the street from the CN terminal on Water Street, and whom Robert befriended while he worked aboard the trains. With a foreword by Wayne Greenland, president of the CN Pensioners Association of Newfoundland and Labrador.
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