The railway will have a major impact on the landscape. Already split in two by the road, the lots of rank A, are now divided into three sections. Two barns, a house, the chapel and the powder keg of the Hudson's Bay Company had to be demolished or moved to allow passage of the train. Only the school and the Indian agency are removed from the railway lot.
The government sees the passage of the train as a new opportunity to integrate the Ilnuatsh with the modernity and the allochthonous society rather than a retreat in favor of the sedentarization.
«Well, it was helping a little bit, at that time there were no machines there, there were nothing but horses in those days. It was another means of transport. » (Elder of Mashteuiatsh).
«The mail came by chariots, ah yes ! For a long time the mail came by train. Then a man was appointed and took the mail bags, then would take them to Madame Merry » (Elder of Mashteuiatsh)