3 August, 2009

Newfoundland gateway celebrations in Port aux Basques on August 5

The Trans Canada Trail inter-provincial gateway welcoming trail users to Newfoundland will be unveiled in Port aux Basques on Wednesday, August 5th at 11:00 a.m. The public is invited to attend and the opening will be followed by a short reception at the Railway Heritage Centre.

The gateway panels provide information about the Newfoundland T’Railway Provincial Park which follows the route of the former CN Railway line from Port aux Basques to St. John’s, a distance of 883 kilometres. It is located at the Grand Bay trestle near the site of the Railway Heritage Centre in Port aux Basques. The T’Railway is the Newfoundland portion of the Trans Canada Trail.

The T’Railway is being developed with the assistance of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, the provincial government and the Trans Canada Trail organization. The Newfoundland T’Railway Council is currently upgrading and refurbishing the 130 former railway trestles along the trail.

For further information, please contact the Newfoundland T’Railway Council at 709-256-8833.[:]

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