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||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
The railway runs for 43 km (27 mi) from the port of Havre-Saint-Pierre on the north shore of the Saint 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.
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