• Maine Northern Railway (ex-MMA lines operated by EMR/NBSR)

  • Discussion of present-day CM&Q operations, as well as discussion of predecessors Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway (MMA) and Bangor & Aroostook Railroad (BAR).
Discussion of present-day CM&Q operations, as well as discussion of predecessors Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway (MMA) and Bangor & Aroostook Railroad (BAR).

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  by NHV 669
 
NBSR 6401, the first of the six SD70M-2s, has departed Paducah, enroute to its new home.
  by NHV 669
 
NBSR 6401 Departed Sherbrooke, QC at 0530 this morning on CP 142.
  by fromway
 
Eight(8) carloads of old ties sitting in the yard at Houlton. Probably intended for Bartlett Forest Products to be either used to make cribs for the woods or to be ground up for mulch.
  by CPF66
 
They have been doing a big clean up system wide, so it wouldn't surprise me if they loaded them, and are just storing them someplace until Permatreat could unload them. Rather than having a bunch of log cars full of ties sitting at Mattawamkeag when the CP OCS goes to Saint John.
  by roberttosh
 
Are the 2 Irving mills at Saint John the only significant boxcar shippers on the NBSR? I'm assuming that the mill at Woodland ships boxcars too? Thanks.
  by CPF66
 
I believe Twin Rivers paper in Madawaska ships a decent volume (I think the majority goes CN), and yes Woodland Pulp and Paper is another large user of box cars on NBM. I want to say Tafisa has a plant on the Saint Stephen Sub, which loads particle board onto box cars, but I could be wrong. I know there are a bunch of various businesses in Saint John which use box cars (There are a few warehouses NBM serves). There is also a customer in PI which occasionally takes cars, but the one which is up there, has been there just about a year.
  by fromway
 
Houlton Sunday turn has loaded ballast cars on the tail end of train as it sits in Houlton yard. Couldn't tell if the train was tied down, but did not see any human activity.
  by CPF66
 
It wouldn't surprise me, some spots on the branch need some major TLC. The entire thing is 10 MPH, which just a mere 3 years ago was good for 25 after a substantial tie and ballast project.
  by fromway
 
Another line of 11 cars of used ties has arrived in Houlton at Bartlett Forest Products. From what I've heard the ties will be groune up for bulk commercial use. If I hear anything else I will post.
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