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The Bullet

Stories from the Newfoundland Railway

edited by Colleen Crawford

by (author) Robert Hunt

foreword by Wayne Greenland

Flanker Press
Initial publish date
Aug 2020
General, Pictorial
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    Publish Date
    Jun 2020
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    Aug 2020
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Compiled from interviews with a select group of retired seniors, 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 employees are shown in abundance throughout this book, and it is evident that their service to the people of Newfoundland who "rode the rails" while travelling with CN was second to none. Explore the history of the railway, see how the steam engines changed travel when they were converted to diesel, get a glimpse of the railway yard in St. John's, and witness the loyalty of the crews who worked in this highly esteemed profession. For decades the railwaymen of CN gave their all and put in long hours as they went about making "their" customers feel comfortable and welcome on every trip. All passengers were treated with courtesy and respect as they made their way across the island of Newfoundland. Travel with Robert on a behind-the-scenes tour as he explores the once proud, never forgotten story of the CN Railway. With a foreword by Wayne Greenland, president of the CN Pensioners Association of Newfoundland and Labrador.

About the authors

Colleen Crawford's profile page

Robert Hunt was born and raised in St. John’s, where he still lives. He is the father of two children, Stephen and Heather. Robert is co-author with Lisa J. Ivany of Christmas Memories, At Heart, and Christmas Treasures. His first three books as sole author were the critically acclaimed St. John’s memoirs Corner Boys, Townies, and Brazil Street. He can be reached by email at:

Robert Hunt's profile page

Wayne Greenland's profile page

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