Rio Tinto's Roberval & Saquenay Railway operated its 3rd Annual Holiday Train from Arvida to Grande-Bay, Quebec and return on December 7. The train is occupied by families of the Rio Tinto operations, however entertains families along the route with costumed characters representing several kid-favorites, including Paw Patrols Marshall, Disney's Frozen - Elsa, as well as Minnie and Mickey Mouse. Led by Roberval & Sagueanay GP38-2 #62 in full light decorations, a borrowed VIA Rail stainless steel set and F40 6443, are ahead of a Christmas Tree Juke Box car that plays festive music along the way. The train is seen crossing the Rivière à Mars at Grande-Baie late in the afternoon on December 7.
A continuously growing album of photos that IMHO reveal the awesome and seldom seen beauty of railroads from the dimming of day to dawn's early light! From dusk to dawn, trains roll on! (I'm still finding sunset to sunrise surprises!)