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The island Commonwealth of Dominica should not be confused with the Dominican Republic, which forms the eastern part of the island of Hispaniola.

Remains of a railway bridge
Relic of the former forestry railway in the form of a ruined bridge which once spanned the Indian River near Portmouth

A steam hauled, 3 foot (914mm) gauge railway was built on Dominica some time before 1910 by a forestry company for the purposes of carrying timber the port of Portsmouth. The line had been abandoned by 1914.

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