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  • 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 csx2039
 
No train sunday, and no train today. I guess we'll have to call it 2 trips this week... I would imagine a repeat next week as well...
  by CN9634
 
Left Richford VT at 1024 for Newport with 2 units
  by csx2039
 
Yeah and only 7 cars for vtr after a week of no trains...
  by csx2039
 
Cmq is reportedly giving up on 5 day per week service officially starting Jan 1, (surprise), they will be shooting for 2 day a week service to newport to interchange with vtr. With possibly a third trip if traffic warrants, but as we have seen so far this is not likely. CMQ'S marketing of the Newport sub is very weak, as we now see the majority of traffic moving cp. As i had said over the last few years, The claims of large amounts of traffic rejuvenating the conn river by cmq were and still are premature and unfounded. The line has too many different companies, owning to many different segments. Local traffic that will not touch cmq will be increasing on the line. ( from the south) but that's a different topic... I personally hope to see cmq sell the Newport sub and let a real railroad try to run it. But I do not imagine they will at this point. Loosing lines make a nice tax write off at the end of the year...
  by CN9634
 
Left Farnham at 1150. Same power
  by csx2039
 
Train cancelled In vt today, no traffic.
  by csx2039
 
And again today...
  by 690
 
Most roads have canceled locals jobs for the holidays.
  by CN9634
 
Left Farnham at 1300
  by CN9634
 
Left Farnham at 1129.
  by csx2039
 
No train today
  by CN9634
 
I didn't' catch a departure but the two units being used on the Newport job arrived back at Farnham at Midnight from somewhere...
  by CN9634
 
Left Farnham 1132. They did run yesterday just late
  by Fritz
 
Hello,
If they did run yesterday, they didn't leave any cars in Newport (for either their customers or the WACR). I don't know if they received cars from the WACR yesterday, although nothing was in the yard to go north yesterday morning. The WACR went south this morning with a single empty covered hopper that they pulled from Poulin Grain.
Best,
Fritz
  by CN9634
 
It is possible they only went to Cowansville or Richford to serve local customers and not all the way to Newport due to lack of traffic.
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