• 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).

Moderator: MEC407

  by fromway
 
Crossed over the Island Falls yard today. Lots and lots, I mean lots of chip cars and wrapped splinter cars waiting to head south. Two long lines of cars north and south of the I95 bridge. Should keep them busy over the weekend.
  by S1f3432
 
A couple of weeks ago I spoke with someone who had been working on that project and he
said at the time that construction was winding down and almost complete. I would expect
that there will be a few weeks of programing, calibrating, and working bugs out of the
machinery and there are always some changes to be made. Start-up is almost never a flip
the switch and go process.
  by fromway
 
There is an article in todays Houlton "Pioneer Times" about the completion of the $150 Million dollar expansion of the LP(Louisiana Pacfic) plant in Houlton for the production of Smartside Trim and Siding along with the current oriented strand board . The plant is switching from a 5 day a week operation to one that will be working 24/7. The article states that availability of wood to produce the engineered materials, as well as the DISTRIBUTION VIA RAILWAY were also key reasons for choosing the Aroostock County facility for expansion. They expect to produce 220 million square feet per year of the new product. I guess we will be seeing more that a once a week switch operation on this branch.
  by Cosakita18
 
Looks like MNR could start working the Presque Isle branch a bit more in the future...

https://thecounty.me/2022/09/30/news/ci ... rail-spur/

Dead River is looking to increase volume of propane into its Presque Isle terminal
The Industrial Council has worked out an agreement with Dead River Co. for an additional 1,700-foot rail spur section — not exclusive to Dead River — to add to the two rail spurs already in the mobile yard. An extra spur would allow the company to increase propane shipments from once to twice a week.
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