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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 Gilbert B Norman
 
I'm pleased to have discovered this related topic regarding handling of Bakken Crude originating on the SOO Line. This was the first I was aware that a part of the oil field is served by a Canadian Pacific line. It is of no surprise such is being handled to a Canadian maritime port.

Mr. Jolin, thank you very much for choosing to re register using your given name; your photography is, in a word, superb.
  by cpr2816
 
Hello all,

MMA 606 got 5 loco whit 2 CP on the lead , CP5904 and CP 5991 , 3 others are MMA power
  by Frank Jolin
 
Firstly, thanks for the feedbacks. Here are few shots of the third crude oil train #606-801 yesterday. A return of Canadian Pacific lcomotives on its former line.


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http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.p ... 707&nseq=0


Frank
  by gokeefe
 
Frank Jolin wrote:Another load went through town (St Jean) last night with MM&A 5078 5026 CP 6049 ICE 6450 CP 5926 5928 MM&A 3609. An empty train entered Montreal early this morning with 137 cars.


http://steelribbon.smugmug.com/Trains/F ... b&lb=1&s=A


Frank
It will be interesting to see how quickly MMA can get the damage in Brownville repaired. I was wondering when the next crude oil train was due and whether or not the damage to the MMA could have resulted in several extra trains running via PAR.
  by gokeefe
 
Has the storm damage had any impact or delay on crude oil movements?
  by mwhite
 
I doubt it - the tank trains stayed on the CP (International of Maine) line the whole way, and to my knowledge this was unaffected. The damage was limited to the KI junction in Brownville Center. As of Saturday trains were again traveling on the Millinocket sub.
  by fogg1703
 
I'm sure Irving did expect some issues given the state of both the MMA and PAR lines in Central Maine which is why both routings have been utilized. While not causing any problems for the recent MMA train it does open ones eye to the under maintained trackage in Maine playing a large role in a global game especially if a couple of trains a week are heading for Irving.
  by CPF363
 
Are oil trains still running over the MM&A or just Pan Am?
  by cpr2816
 
it's look a little quiet lately on the MMA on the Adirondack Sub.

Don't recall the last Oil train.

Today we only got the MMA810 St-Jean Turn and it was a night turn (normally run on day shift) .
  by KSmitty
 
CPF363 wrote:Are oil trains still running over the MM&A or just Pan Am?
I was under the impression the C39's were bought to help with the power shortage caused by the oil trains. If its been quiet don't give up on the service, Pan Am went almost 2 weeks without anything. There are still very limited amounts of trainsets available for crude service and turning them around takes time.
  by CN9634
 
More oil runs and continues to run over the MMA than PAR. They run dediated oil trains about once or twice a week as well as oil comes in on general freight (unlike Pan Am)
  by gokeefe
 
CN9634 wrote:More oil runs and continues to run over the MMA than PAR. They run dediated oil trains about once or twice a week as well as oil comes in on general freight (unlike Pan Am)
Just to clarify, you're indicating that MMA is regularly running oil trains, perhaps more often than PAR?
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