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Tshiuten Train Trip

Postby Tadman » Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:15 pm

Has anybody here taken the Tshiuten train trip over QNSL rails, 14 hours north into Labrador? I want to do so this summer but it's not exactly easy to reach even the Sept Iles station.
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Re: Tshiuten Train Trip

Postby BAR » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:33 am

I covered the route on a speeder excursion in 2005 and we took three days each way. Very interesting and enjoyable and I want to return and do it on the Tshiuten passenger train some time. QNSL rails end in Labrador City and Tshiuten rails begin there.
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Re: Tshiuten Train Trip

Postby NS VIA FAN » Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:06 pm

This would be a great adventure.....I’ve always wanted to do it!

http://www.tshiuetin.net/an_informations.html

Reaching Sept Iles is really not that difficult. There’s flight from Montreal and Quebec City but can be on the expensive side.

‘Intercar’ Bus has a daily run from Montreal (Dep 6am) Quebec (Dep 9:45am) and arr in Sept Iles at 8pm.

https://intercar.ca/

It’s a very scenic drive along the north shore of the St Lawrence so why not take VIA to Quebec City.... rent a car there and drive to Sept Iles. Google says about 640km and 7 ½ hrs. Roads are very good.

Here’s a link to a recent documentary on a Tshiuten ride:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95w4dpCVBko

Ans to give you an Idea of the country you’d be passing through….hears a link to a “Trans Labrador Highway’ trip I did several years ago.

http://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php? ... 6#msg79396
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Re: Tshiuten Train Trip

Postby jwhite07 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:02 am

There was an article on a TRT trip in the December 2016 issue of Railpace magazine. Pretty interesting stuff.
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