Charlevoix tourist train

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The Charlevoix tourist train is a passenger rail service between Quebec City and La Malbaie, Quebec, with an additional stop in Baie St. Paul and in the winter at the Le Massif ski area, a distance of about 140 kilometres (87 mi).[1] It is owned and operated by Le Massif de Charlevoix, which also owns the Le Massif ski area.[1]

Work on starting the train began in September 2008, when renovation of Charlevoix Railway trackage began, partially funded by grants from the national and provincial governments, and with a total cost of C$18.4 million.[2][3] In April 2010, work began on rebuilding eight railcars at a cost of close to $5 million;[4] the cars were originally built in 1955 and 1956 by the St. Louis Car Company and were previously used in commuter rail service in Chicago.[1] Once refitted, the eight cars have a total capacity of 550 people, and along with two MLW RS-18 locomotives comprise the rolling stock used for the train.[1][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Charlevoix Ski Train Ready to Roll". First Tracks!! Online. 11 August 2011. Archived from the original on 14 August 2011. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "GOVERNMENTS OF CANADA AND QUEBEC INVEST IN FUTURE OF CHARLEVOIX TOURIST TRAIN". Le Massif. 26 November 2009. Archived from the original on 14 August 2011. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Summary of investments". Le Massif. 26 November 2011. Archived from the original on 14 August 2011. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Renovations begin on rail cars for new Charlevoix Ski Train". The Ski Channel. 18 May 2011. Archived from the original on 14 August 2011. Retrieved 14 August 2011.