Railway infrastructures became an omnipresent
feature on the piers in the port and alongside the canal.
The tracks and their related equipmentbridges,
stops, switches, etc.although not remarkable in
themselves, are an integral part of the urban landscape
and the port handling "machine."
Today, the unused tracks and archaeological
remains are reminders of all this bustling activity.
But it is important to note that operating tracks
run right through the old port and alongside elevator
No. 5, abandoned now. This major line passes beneath
the conveyors and connects the main CN transcontinental
line or the Victoria Bridge, at the western end of the
port, with the original CP transcontinental line at
the eastern end.