Heavy, long trains are the hallmark of the Quebec North Shore & Labrador. Operating some of the longest ore drags in the world at 256 cars, the trains pass through beautiful scenery in eastern Canada. Hundreds of lakes dot the countryside and wild rivers swirl down out of the mountains and through the thick forests. Owned by the Iron Ore Company of Canada, this isolated carrier transports ore 260 miles from the mine to a dock on the St. Lawrence River. The QNS&L operates one of North America’s most obscure passenger trains, running bi-weekly. We ride up front with the crew to bring you miles of cab footage along the scenic line. The railroad even operates a mixed train and freight trains. You may never have known about the QNS&L before, but after viewing the ride up the line you’ll be making plans for a trip to Quebec.
Operations on the Wabush Lake Railway and the Arnaud Railway are also included in our presentation. A fleet of RS-18 locomotives bark and growl as they smoke it up on heavy ore drags. The Alcos are a special treat that you’re sure to enjoy. This is heavy-hauling railroading with outstanding scenery and plenty of action. We visit the mine’s electrified railway and watch as remote controlled robotic trains haul ore from the pits to the plants. Don’t miss the excitement of iron ore railroading, Canadian style, as Pentrex brings you Eastern Quebec’s Ore Lines, Volume 2.