Shannon

Shannon - East-west level crossing

Shannon - East-west level crossing

Description

Railway development in the region spurred the forest industry. Beginning in 1870, a wooden-rail railroad was built across the 42.5 km that separated Shannon from Quebec City. The locomotives had to chug their way through a rugged landscape of steep hills, forests, rivers, and streams to bring firewood from sawmills in the northern reaches of the Jacques-Cartier River to Quebec City.

 

Gravure : BAnQ Vieux-Montréal, « L’Opinion publique » - édition du 28 décembre 1871, page 626.

Contact information

Vélopiste Jacques-Cartier Portneuf, secteur Caboose
Shannon, Québec
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