Railway Coastal Museum is at 495 Water St. Housed in the restored 1903 Newfoundland Railway Station building, the museum features exhibits that describe the history and importance of the Coastal Boat Service and the Newfoundland Railway to the province’s isolated fishing communities for news, mail and transportation.
Within two converted railcars are replica interiors of a sleeper car, dining car, galley, smoker, coach and mail car. An automated model train passes through detailed reproductions of many of the island’s scenic points. A mini-theater shows footage filmed from railways and Coastal Boats servicing Newfoundland’s “outports.” A 15-metre-wide (50-ft.) mural shows St. John's as it looked in the 1940s.