Stephenville Crossing railway station in 1965.
|Nickname(s): 'crossing' 'xing' or 'zing'|
|Province||Newfoundland and Labrador|
|Time zone||Newfoundland Time (UTC-3:30)|
|• Summer (DST)||Newfoundland Daylight (UTC-2:30)|
|Website||Stephenville Crossing official site|
Stephenville Crossing (2001 population: 1,950) is a Canadian town in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador on the island of Newfoundland. The town is located at the easternmost limit of Bay St. George.
The Hanson Memorial Highway was constructed by the United States Army Air Forces to link the railway line at Stephenville Crossing with Harmon Field, under construction on the other side of a hill to the north in Stephenville. Later, the USAAF built its own railway line from Stephenville Crossing to Stephenville.
Since the air base was constructed, Stephenville Crossing has functioned more or less as a suburb of Stephenville.
The 1988 abandonment of the railway in Newfoundland by CN resulted in the last train running through Stephenville Crossing to St. George's (return) on June 6, 1990.
Stephenville Crossing, in addition to the usual residential and commercial premises, such as a gas station, pharmacy, lumber yard and grocery store, it also has a search and rescue building. The Search and Rescue is active in assisting authorities in water rescues, and is also active within the community; regularly seen doing training exercises and also working with local children, teaching them vital skills.
St. Michael's Elementary School is a K-8 school, located off West Street, that educates around 180 pupils. The facility includes a science lab, art room, music room, gymnasium, and a cafeteria. St. Michael's Elementary was officially opened in December 1976. The school website is www.stmichaelselementary.com
- Stephenville Crossing official site
- Newfoundland Railway - Newfoundland & Labrador Heritage
- History of the railway in the village of Stephenville Crossing
- Photos of railway displays and memorabilia across the island
- Stephenville Crossing - Encyclopedia of Newfoundland and Labrador, vol.5, p.304-305.