Chemin de fer de la Rivière Romaine
Map of the line (identified as QIT) in 1957, center of the map
|Dates of operation||1949–|
|Track gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge|
The railway measures approximately 26 mi (42 km) running from the port of Havre-Saint-Pierre on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River inland to a massive ilmenite (titanium iron) deposit at Lac-Allard. At Havre-Saint-Pierre, the mineral is loaded aboard bulk carriers and shipped upriver to the port of Sorel-Tracy. COGEMA also operates car floats that connect with the line. QIT also operates passenger trains for workers, as the mine is not accessible by road.
- Trains (Magazine) February 2009 p9
- Kimmons, Brian (December 2006). "Quebec's North Shore Railways" (PDF). Branchline. 45 (11): 3–6.
- name:http://www.railcan.ca/sec_rac/en_rac_member_profile.asp?id=1607Romaine River Railway Company The Railway Association of Canada
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