Whither the Quebec Central Railway?

Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in Canada. For specific railroad questions, see Fallen Flags and Active Railroads categories.

Moderator: Ken V

Whither the Quebec Central Railway?

Postby trainsinmaine » Mon Feb 02, 2015 2:49 pm

It's been a few years since I was last in the Eastern Townships, and I'm wondering what has become of the Quebec Central. I recall the days when it lay dormant in the St.-Georges area, only to be purchased and rehabbed by a local entrepreneur who managed to operate it successfully (more or less) during the first decade of the current century. The last time I was up that way, however (2007, I think) it once again looked weed-covered, as though it hadn't seen some action in a while. What's the latest? I understand the ROW, at least, is owned by the Transport Ministry. Is the track still there?
Posts: 514
Joined: Wed Mar 31, 2004 8:23 pm

Re: Whither the Quebec Central Railway?

Postby Townshipfarmer » Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:55 am

As far as I know the provincial government owns the Tracks. From valley jct to sherbrooke there is supposed to be 15 km of track missing or in need of fixing (paved over crossings). There is a new short line railroad that runs from Charny to scot. I believe the are called Chemin de fer Sartigan. They began operations last year and serve a few clients.
Posts: 30
Joined: Sun Dec 21, 2014 6:58 am
Location: Brome

Return to Canadian Railfan

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest