New CN line to Labrador iron ore region?

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New CN line to Labrador iron ore region?

Postby train2 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:56 pm

I have not been keeping close tabs on the recent news of a feasibility study of a new line by CN in the Iron Ore region of Labrador.

This article is about all I have been able to find:

http://www.canadianbusiness.com/article ... -iron-belt

Question, is this intended to be a line linking the Labrador Trough to the rest of CN or is just another line to link the iron ore region with the St Lawrence shore as the current lines by QNSL and Cartier (now AM) do now?

I take it since the two existing lines are really line haul route for the companies that own them, CN is thinking of building a common carrier line to serve companies yet to build in the region?

Does any of the iron ore go anywhere except to sea from this region anyway?

(Was there not suppose to be a line also built by G&W (shortline) in this region as well?)

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