In a series of six articles, the process by which the Quebec North Shore and Labrador Railway increased its capacity by 100 percent in three years is described. The 365 mile railway was originally designed in the early 1950's to carry 20 million tons. In 1974 it carried 30 million tons and today has a capacity of 40 million tons. High standards of maintenance of track and equipment are important to achieve this goal. This railway is operated by CTC and linked by a microwave system. The extreme cold during the winter is a particular problem in maintaining the railway. Helicopters are used extensively to reach inaccessible points along the railway for signal maintenance and emergency track repairs.

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    Murphy-Richter Publishing Company

    20 North Wacker Driver
    Chicago, IL  United States  60606
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

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  • Accession Number: 00084916
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Canadian National Railways, Headquarters Library
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 19 1975 12:00AM