Railways, and steam locomotives, have played a huge part in developing many parts of Canada and the world. In the province of Newfoundland, Canada, the Newfoundland Railway operated the longest narrow-gauge line in the world, opening up the interior of the province and providing vital transportation links to communities and industries.
The province has many railway museums. This one is at Humbermouth, near Corner Brook in western Newfoundland. No. 593 was the last steam locomotive operated by Canadian National Railways, which had taken over from Newfoundland Railways after Newfoundland joined Canada.
I took this photo while on a business/vacation trip in 1966. My oldest son was 10 at the time and had a great interest in all things mechanical!
The camera was an Exakta Varex 35mm.SLR, F.2.0 Biotar lens, and the film was probably Ektachrome. The slide was scanned in 2004 at 4000 dpi using a Canoscan 4000US.
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