Any updates on how well (or not) this RR is doing?
Also there is a Yahoo "Atlantic Rails" Group with a very active membership:
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timberley wrote: Do you know anything about the CB&CNS schedule, if there really is one? I really want to be able to do some railfanning here, and if I had a general idea of when the trains were coming through it would help a lot. Is there any general pattern or typical timetable to their operations?CBNS 306 usually passes through Antigonish around 12 > 1pm then to Havre Boucher where it becomes 305 and is back in Antigonish at suppertime: 5 > 6pm.
sd40luver wrote:Does the CB&CNS still deliver Cars of Fuel to the Bulk Fuel Dealer at Antigonish?No more deliveries to the bulk fuel plant. The last time I remember any setting out or picking up cars in Antigonish were pulpwood cars at Northeast Timber which was behind the Tim Hortons at the east end of town.
NS VIA FAN wrote: CBNS 306 usually passes through Antigonish around 12 > 1pm then to Havre Boucher where it becomes 305 and is back in Antigonish at suppertime: 5 > 6pm.Thanks for the info! I'll try to get out soon when I have a free afternoon and see if I can catch these in Antigonish. I unfortunately don't have access to a vehicle these days, making the possibility of heading up to Havre Boucher unrealistic. However, I have seen a few trains running across the causeway this summer while travelling through to Sydney/Ingonish (once was the local, another time appeared to be the 306 running across).
Havre Boucher is usually a good spot to railfan mid-afternoon with 305 making up their train from the cars brought over from Port Hawkesbury/Point Tupper by a local……occasionally 306 will go across the causeway to do the work at Tupper.
You can get some good shots of 305/306 working Havre Boucher yard with Cape Breton in the background across St. Georges Bay......