Day 1: St John’s to Paradise

Valley Car Shop

Distance: 12km (7.5 miles)

We took it easy our first day: just a distance of 12km to cover. It was cold though, and even lightly snowing! Fortunately by mid afternoon it cleared up a bit.

The track was level, and really easy to follow. This first part of the T’Railway is called Grand Concourse, and it’s well signposted. Though we were walking through a very urban area (Mount Pearl is the second-largest city in Newfoundland and Labrador) it didn’t feel like it, apart maybe from the traffic noise sometimes.

T’Railway Start
Start of the T’Railway at the Railway Coastal Museum in St. John’s.
Grand Concourse
This is what the track looked like: very easy walking for a first day.
Grand Concourse Signpost
And very well signposted: almost impossible to go wrong!
Valley Car Shop
Repair Shop of CN Railways, where freight cars were repaired.

2 thoughts on “Day 1: St John’s to Paradise

  1. Love those Aarn Back Packs, the surface of the trail looks good enough to ride a bike,the sign posts are a little more intrusive than the red markers on trees in New Zealand.

  2. Yes, you’re right about the sign posts. But after Holyrood we’ve only seen the smaller Trans Canada Trail markers – and only sporadically. You definitely cannot count on them, like on the orange NZ ones. But then again, it’s hard to get lost on a rail track!

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