Setting up the runways and approaches


Once the supply of crushed stone was properly organised, the next steps were to actually pave the runways,
 to set the runway lighting and to install the approach lights and radio beams that would guide the airplanes
as they landed and departed.  While of course all this was done as concurrent activity,
shown below are few photos related the "runway" phase of the construction of "the Crossroads of the World".

The basic operation was to deliver
- crushed stone from Hall's Quarry by train, 
- do any other required on-site crushing, 
- obtain ashphalt deliverd in ralway tank cars from the COLAS plant in Clarenville,
-  transfer this liquid asphalt by truck to on-site mixers and then 
- bring this asphalt mix to  the spreaders. 

Other heavy equipment such as rollers were on hand to complete the job.