Compagnie de gestion de Matane

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Compagnie de gestion de Matane Inc.
MV Georges-Alexandre-Lebel rail ferry in Matane.
HeadquartersMatane, Quebec
LocaleEastern Quebec, Canada
Dates of operation1965–
Track gauge4 ft 8+12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge

Compagnie de gestion de Matane Inc. (COGEMA) is a subsidiary of Canadian National Railway (CN) operating a dedicated railcar ferry service in Quebec between Matane and Baie-Comeau; additionally it provides occasional railcar ferry service to isolated rail networks at the ports of Port Cartier, Sept-Îles and Havre-Saint-Pierre. It also operates industrial switching to rail customers in Baie-Comeau.

COGEMA began operations in 1975 and operates the company's only railcar ferry, the MV Georges Alexandre Lebel. COGEMA was sold by CN to Quebec Railway Corporation on 14 February 1999 when QRC also purchased the Matane and Mont Joli Subdivisions. In November 2008, CN re-purchased these assets from QRC.

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  • Trains magazine (February 2009, p9)