Latlng: (48.366749, -53.397333)

Trinity Loop

Discovered by meggieboo
Created Jul 27 2016
Recent status Abandoned
Category Railway
City Trinity, Newfoundland
Location # 13753

"Between 1910 and 1911 the loop was constructed and was used up until the Terra Transport Company closed the Bonavista branch line in 1984. The companies plan was to dismantle the loop and sell it for scrap.

The park operated successfully for a number of years but as time went on, peoples interest in the park slowly declined and in 2004 the park was shutdown. But even today there are still many people who want the loop to remain preserved and there are many who wish to see it saved from destruction.

In September 2010 Hurricane Igor blew through the province earning it the title as the most destructive tropical cyclone to the hit the island. The storm was devastating for the Trinity Loop. Extensive rainfall caused the river flowing through the park to wash away nearly 100 feet of tracks and deposit rocks and sediment over any remaining features of the amusement park. Not everyone has given up on the park. After the previous owner defaulted on payments shortly after the parks closure the land was transferred over to the provincial government and has since been considered crown land. Several people over the years have attempted at reopening the park but none have been successful. Although there is a huge number of people on the island who would love to see the train carrying people around the pond again and the amusement park running, there are some who believe the loop has seen its last day. "

Latlng: (48.366749, -53.397333)


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