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Rails Meet Water Carferries

By | January 1, 2019

The Lake Michigan, the Great Lakes, and the Badger vessel carferries.

The cover shows a vintage color photo of box cars on a ferry

Download this free 20-page PDF download for an in-depth look at the carferries between Canada and the United States during the Classic Era. In this free download, we discuss the crews of the Great Lakes carferries, the Badger vessel, and the railroad ferries across Lake Michigan.

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2 thoughts on “Rails Meet Water Carferries

  1. It is about time Train’s people know about the only car ferry in Québec. It runs from Matane to Baie-Comeau almost everyday, and once in while toward Sept-Iles. The Alexandre-Lebel is an ice-breaker, takes about 30 cars and runs year round. My good friend’s cousin is the Captain and he told us a lot about it. It is powered by two EMD-16 645, kind-of SD-40 type. They carry mostly wood, paper and aluminium. The train that brings its charge comes from Mont-Joli about 38 miles west of Matane, along the CNR main line linking Québec, New-Brunswick and Nova-Scotia. So it runs on Diamond, Montmagny and Rimouski Sub, then reaching Matane Territory. Very interesting!
    For more, check: Chemin de Fer Matane et du Golfe, or CFMG.

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