New Brunswick Business Journal wrote:Irving Transportation Services rolled out a new railway this week, with high hopes of putting a near-defunct freight route back on track.Read more at: http://nbbusinessjournal.canadaeast.com ... le/1416345
On Wednesday, Maine Northern Railway was officially launched, running across 375 kilometres of track in northern Maine. It is the third railway company for Irving Transportation Services, which also runs NB Southern and Eastern Maine Railways.
rick4323 wrote:July 4, 2011
Just to update some of the people interested in the Northern Maine Railway,, most but not all mma employees were hired back. NBSR will be putting alot of money along with the feds ($10 MILLION GRANT) to upgrade the track. They will be hiring additional people in the future for track repair. I think they will be good for the area. Railroad Headquaters will be at Oakfield . They have 3 engines so far from NBSR all GP 38s. Let me know if I can answer any more questions. Will take some pictures soon and post them.
MECFAN wrote:Rick,Last summer, July 2010, all that was left in Oakfield was the new-ish yard office building. The yard is still there, MMA was using it mainly for car storage. I assume it's emptied out somewhat now since the MMA has gotten rid of some of its rolling stock (SLC 40500s and 40600s for example) and the MNR operates it now anyway.
Whats left up there for buildings at Oakfield Yard. Haven't been up there in ten years, some photos of the old yard would be cool if your up that way.