1 a day, each way with the occasional extra. Irving will still have a Brownville Junction presence, this cutoff will only be used for MNR-EMR and EMR-MNR traffic.
CN9634 wrote:Certainly but there would be no purpose to do so unless there were some sort of derailment. Even still, there are other more preferred routes. You will never see oil routed that way.Routing an all CN route through Moncton is a longer run then taking the MNR to Brownville Jct. which could make this a reasonable alternative route.
carchecker wrote:So can you explain how it works? Where do they switch units, etc.No switching of units required. Maine Northern runs down from Oakfield to Millinocket, then down to Brownville on trackage rights. Now, instead of going down to the wye, then back up the MM&A KI Sub and then around the wye in Brownville Junction Yard they simply come down from Millinocket, take the cutoff and land on the NBSR main headed east. NBSR power used all the way, and its specifically for Irving traffic from MNR to Saint John. Stuff like unit wood trains running to either Woodland, ME or Saint John, NB will use the cutoff while mixed freight for interchange to MM&A will still traverse the lower wye and run up the KI into Brownville Junction.