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Copy of the P.E.I. Railway schedule from December 23, 1912. While railroad men did their best to keep the trains on time, they were sometimes fighting a losing battle. Between the constant curves in the P.E.I. line, and the frost heaves that developed every year, the average speed of the steam engines would sometimes not exceed 10-13 miles per hour! The challenges of navigating Island track often made the schedule more of a ball park figure than anything else. And during December, when people from outlying communities went into town and came back laden with Christmas parcels, it is said that the train was sometimes two hours behind its scheduled arrival. (Lowell Huestis)
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