Rio Tinto's Romaine River Railway loaded ore train is seen returning to Havre-Saint-Pierre with QIT GP9 #27 and 39 with 31 ore jennies as they cross over the namesake Romaine River.
The Rio Tino Romaine River Railway operations utlize a passenger train to move workers back and forth from the ilmenite mine three times daily. The morning trip is seen returning to Havre-Saint-P... (more)
Another sampling of a 10-day sojourn into the wilds of northern Quebec and Côté-Nord on some of North America's most disconnected rail routes... This shot required a 7-mile hike that was complimen... (more)
On a cloudy day, the passenger train approaches Havre-Saint-Pierre, QC. QIT is a subsidiary of the mining giant Rio Tinto. QIT currently has 7 engines in operation.
GP9 QIT 27 of QNSL origin and GP9 rebuilt QIT 5141 - of unknown origin - sit in the locomotive shed on a quiet sunday. The picture was shot during a 5-week break in mining and railroad operations,... (more)
QIT means Quebec Iron & Titanium. The QIT owns the Romaine River Railway (CFRR: Chemin de Fer de la Riviere Romaine), a 26-miles / 47 km mineral railway linking an ilmenite (titanium oxide ore) mi... (more)
CIT (Canada Iron and Titanium) ore company owns a railway to bring ore from their mine 26 Km from Havre St. Pierre. There are no roads to the mine so it must be hauled by trains like this into Ha... (more)