List of Quebec railways

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The following railways operate in the Canadian province of Quebec.

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Defunct railways[edit]

Name Mark System[nb 1] From To Successor Notes
Asbestos and Danville Railway ASDA 1897
Atlantic and Lake Superior Railway 1893 1907 Quebec Oriental Railway
Atlantic and North-West Railway CP 1879 Still exists as a nonoperating subsidiary of the Canadian Pacific Railway
Atlantic, Quebec and Western Railway 1901 1929 Canadian National Railway
Baie des Chaleurs Railway 1882 1894 Atlantic and Lake Superior Railway
Beauharnois Junction Railway GT 1873 1893 Grand Trunk Railway
Boston, Concord and Montreal Railroad B&M 1875 1878 South Eastern Railway
Boston and Lowell Railroad B&M 1887 1887 Boston and Maine Railroad
Boston and Maine Railroad B&M B&M 1887 1926 Canadian Pacific Railway, Quebec Central Railway
Canada Atlantic Railway GT 1879 1914 Grand Trunk Railway
Canada and Gulf Terminal Railway CGT 1909 Still exists as a lessor of Canadian National Railway subsidiary Matapedia and Gulf Railway
Canadian American Railroad CDAC 1995 2003 Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway
Canadian Atlantic Railway CP 1988 1994 Canadian American Railroad
Canadian Government Railways CGR CGR 1915 1993 Canadian National Railway
Canadian Northern Montreal Tunnel and Terminal Company CNor 1911 1914 Mount Royal Tunnel and Terminal Company
Canadian Northern Quebec Railway CNQ CNor 1906 Still exists as a subsidiary of the Canadian National Railway
Cap de la Madeleine Railway CP 1895
Carillon and Grenville Railway CNor 1859 1914 Canadian Northern Quebec Railway
Central Railway of Canada 1905
Central Vermont Railroad GT 1873 1899 Central Vermont Railway
Central Vermont Railway CV GT 1899 1956 Canadian National Railway
Champlain and St. Lawrence Railroad GT 1832 1857 Montreal and Champlain Railroad
Chateauguay and Northern Railway CNor 1895 1906 Canadian Northern Quebec Railway
Connecticut and Passumpsic Rivers Railroad B&M 1870 1887 Boston and Lowell Railroad
Consolidated Rail Corporation CR 1976 1999 CSX Transportation
Coteau and Province Line Railway and Bridge Company GT 1872 1879 Canada Atlantic Railway
Drummond County Railway CGR 1886 1899 Intercolonial Railway
East Richelieu Valley Railway D&H 1890 1900 Quebec Southern Railway
Grand Trunk Railway GT GT 1852 1923 Canadian National Railway
Great Eastern Railway 1882 1894 Atlantic and Lake Superior Railway
Great Northern Railway of Canada CNor 1883 1906 Canadian Northern Quebec Railway
Hereford Railway MEC 1888 1928 Canadian Pacific Railway
Hereford Branch Railway MEC 1887 1888 Hereford Railway
Intercolonial Railway IRC CGR 1867 1993 Canadian National Railway
International Railway CP 1877 1886 Atlantic and North-West Railway
Jacques Cartier Union Railway GT 1880 1893 Grand Trunk Railway
Joliette and Brandon Railway 1905 1962 Canadian Pacific Railway
L'Assomption Railway 1886
Lake Champlain and St. Lawrence Junction Railway CP 1875 Still exists as a nonoperating subsidiary of the Canadian Pacific Railway
Lake St. Louis and Province Line Railway GT 1847 1850 Montreal and New York Railroad
Lake Temiscamingue Colonization Railway CP 1886
Levis and Kennebec Railway CP 1869 1881 Quebec Central Railway
Lotbinière and Megantic Railway CGR 1889 1920 Canadian Government Railways
Lower Laurentian Railway CNor 1888 1900 Great Northern Railway of Canada
Maine Central Railroad MEC 1890 1925 N/A
Massawippi Valley Railway B&M 1862 Still exists as a nonoperating subsidiary of the Canadian Pacific Railway
Matane and Gaspé Railway 1902 1909 Canada and Gulf Terminal Railway
Matapedia Railway 1997 1999 Matapedia and Gulf Railway
Missisquoi and Black Rivers Valley Railway CP 1870 1881 Missisquoi Valley Railway
Missisquoi and Clyde Rivers Railroad CP 1869 1880 Newport and Richford Railroad
Missisquoi Valley Railway CP 1881 Still exists as a nonoperating subsidiary of the Canadian Pacific Railway
Montfort Colonization Railway CNor 1890 1898 Montfort and Gatineau Colonization Railway
Montfort and Gatineau Colonization Railway CNor 1898 1902 Great Northern Railway of Canada
Montreal and Atlantic Railway CP 1891 Still exists as a nonoperating subsidiary of the Canadian Pacific Railway
Montreal and Bytown Railway CNor 1853 1859 Carillon and Grenville Railway
Montreal, Chambly and Sorel Railway GT 1871 1875 Montreal, Portland and Boston Railway
Montreal and Champlain Railroad GT 1857 1872 Grand Trunk Railway
Montreal and Champlain Junction Railway GT 1870 1893 Grand Trunk Railway
Montreal and City of Ottawa Junction Railway GT 1871 1879 Canada Atlantic Railway
Montreal and Lachine Railroad GT 1846 1850 Montreal and New York Railroad
Montreal and Lake Maskinonge Railway CP 1887 1905 Joliette and Brandon Railway
Montreal and New York Railroad GT 1850 1857 Montreal and Champlain Railroad
Montreal Northern Colonization Railway CP 1869 1875 Montreal, Ottawa and Western Railway, Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa and Occidental Railway
Montreal and Ottawa Railway CP 1890 1958 Canadian Pacific Railway
Montreal, Ottawa and Western Railway CP 1875 1883 Montreal and Western Railway
Montreal, Portland and Boston Railway GT 1875 1896 Montreal and Province Line Railway
Montreal and Province Line Railway GT 1896
Montreal and Sorel Railway D&H 1881 1894 South Shore Railway
Montreal and Southern Counties Railway GT 1897 1957 Canadian National Railway Electric until 1956
Montreal and Vermont Junction Railway GT 1849 1956 Canadian National Railway
Montreal and Western Railway CP 1883 Canadian Pacific Railway
Mount Royal Tunnel and Terminal Company CNor 1914
Napierville Junction Railway NJ D&H 1888 Still exists as a subsidiary of the Canadian Pacific Railway
National Transcontinental Railway CGR 1903 1993 Canadian National Railway
New York Central Railroad NYC NYC 1914 1968 Penn Central Transportation Company
New York Central and Hudson River Railroad NYC 1898 1914 New York Central Railroad
Newport and Richford Railroad CP 1880 2003 Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway
North Shore Railway CP 1882 1885 Canadian Pacific Railway
North Shore Railway CP 1870 1875 Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa and Occidental Railway
North Shore Railway CP 1853 1858 North Shore Railway and St. Maurice Navigation Company
North Shore Railway and St. Maurice Navigation Company CP 1858 1858 North Shore Railway and St. Maurice Navigation and Land Company
North Shore Railway and St. Maurice Navigation and Land Company CP 1858 1870 North Shore Railway
Northern Colonization Railway 1899 1956 Canadian Pacific Railway
Ontario and Quebec Railway CP 1871 1998 St. Lawrence and Hudson Railway
Orford Mountain Railway CP 1888 1958 Canadian Pacific Railway
Ottawa and Gatineau Railway CP 1894 1901 Ottawa, Northern and Western Railway
Ottawa and Gatineau Valley Railway CP 1871 1894 Ottawa and Gatineau Railway
Ottawa Interprovincial Bridge Company CP 1898
Ottawa, Northern and Western Railway CP 1901 1958 Canadian Pacific Railway
Ottawa River Railway 1903 1905 Central Railway of Canada
Ottawa Valley Railway 1892 1894 Atlantic and Lake Superior Railway
Penn Central Transportation Company PC 1968 1976 Consolidated Rail Corporation
Philipsburg Railway and Quarry Company 1895
Philipsburg, Farnham and Yamaska Railway CP 1871 1875 Lake Champlain and St. Lawrence Junction Railway
Philipsburg Junction Railway and Quarry Company 1888 1895 Philipsburg Railway and Quarry Company
Pontiac Pacific Junction Railway CP 1880 1903 Ottawa, Northern and Western Railway
Pontiac and Renfrew Railway 1888 1894 N/A
Quebec Railway, Light and Power Company QL&P, QLP 1899 1951 Canadian National Railway Electric until 1959
Quebec Bridge Company CGR 1887 1903 Quebec Bridge and Railway Company
Quebec Bridge and Railway Company CGR 1903
Quebec Central Railway QC CP 1875 2006 N/A
Quebec and James Bay Railway CNor 1883 1897 Great Northern Railway of Canada
Quebec and Lake St. John Railway Q&LS CNor 1869 Still exists as a subsidiary of the Canadian National Railway
Quebec, Montmorency and Charlevoix Railway 1881 1899 Quebec Railway, Light and Power Company
Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa and Occidental Railway CP 1875 1882 Canadian Pacific Railway, North Shore Railway
Quebec, Montreal and Southern Railway QM&S D&H 1906 1929 Canadian National Railway
Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia Railway CNor 1903 1906 Canadian Northern Quebec Railway
Quebec Oriental Railway 1903 1929 Canadian National Railway
Quebec and Richmond Railway GT 1850 1853 Grand Trunk Railway
Quebec and Saguenay Railway CGR 1905 1919 Canadian Government Railways
Quebec Southern Railway QSR 1996 2003 Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway
Quebec Southern Railway D&H 1900 1906 Quebec, Montreal and Southern Railway
Quebec and Western Railway CP 1924 Still exists as a subsidiary of the Canadian Pacific Railway
Richelieu, Drummond and Arthabaska Counties Railway CP 1869 1872 South Eastern Railway
Rutland Railroad R R 1901 1934 N/A
Rutland and Noyan Railway R 1899 1934 N/A
St. Francis and Megantic International Railway CP 1870 1877 International Railway
St. Lawrence and Adirondack Railway NYC 1888 Still exists as a nonoperating subsidiary of CSX Transportation
St. Lawrence and Atlantic Railroad GT 1845 1853 Grand Trunk Railway
St. Lawrence and Hudson Railway STLH CP 1996 2001 Canadian Pacific Railway
St. Lawrence, Lower Laurentian and Saguenay Railway CNor 1878 1888 Lower Laurentian Railway
St. Maurice Railway and Navigation Company CP 1857 1858 North Shore Railway and St. Maurice Navigation Company
St. Maurice Valley Railway CP 1904 1958 Canadian Pacific Railway
Shawinigan Falls Terminal Railway 1902 Electric until the 1950s; still exists as a joint subsidiary of the Canadian National Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway
Sherbrooke, Eastern Townships and Kennebec Railway CP 1869 1875 Quebec Central Railway
South Shore Railway D&H 1894 1902 Quebec Southern Railway
South Eastern Railway CP 1872 1891 Montreal and Atlantic Railway
South Eastern Counties Junction Railway CP 1866 1872 South Eastern Railway
Southwestern Railway NYC 1888 1896 St. Lawrence and Adirondack Railway
Stanstead, Shefford and Chambly Railroad GT 1853 1956 Canadian National Railway
Temiscouata Railway TMC 1885 1949 Canadian National Railway
Trans-Ontario Railway TOR 1996 1997 Ottawa Valley Railway
United Counties Railway D&H 1883 1900 Quebec Southern Railway
Vaudreuil and Prescott Railway CP 1884 1890 Montreal and Ottawa Railway
Vermont Central Railroad GT 1873 Central Vermont Railroad
Waterloo and Magog Railway CP 1871 1888 Atlantic and North-West Railway
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  1. ^ This is one or more of the major systems that the railroad became part of, if any.

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