883 kilometres of abandoned railbed provide the basis for a recreational trail link called the Newfoundland T'Railway between Port aux Basques and the city of St. John's. This trail link runs through the town of St. George's.
In 1988, the railway line running across the Island of Newfoundland was abandoned. Across North America, thousands of kilometres of railroad have been decommissioned over the past three decades. The roar of diesel locomotives is being replaced by the sounds of hikers, bicyclists, ATVers, cross-country skiers, horseback riders and snowmobilers - people of all ages and many different interests escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life.