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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 fromway
 
CP Tech Train spotted today, heading East. They aren't wasting anytime in checking it all out. Rumor that they were also going to check Clearances out on the Newport line. Here we go.
  by gokeefe
 
Spotted in Maine?
  by fromway
 
CMQ TRAINWATCHERS on Face Book has pictures of it leaving Farnham, Quebec heading East. Then went through Bromont, Quebec. No conversation after Bromont.
  by fromway
 
UPDATE ON TECH TRAIN. Yes, it is headed to Maine. Talk is that it won't be returning to Canada until end of week.
  by gokeefe
 
CN9634 wrote: Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:23 am You can literally listen to the CEO of CP discuss this. Link is below:

https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/1302/32451
He seems to say that CP intends to the railroad (CMQ) up to CP main line standards. Stunning ...
  by Zeke
 
Your are right Keefe,stunning. If someone said to me here are two stories one is true and one false which would you choose ? A UFO landed on the roof of CMQ headquarters or CP just bought the CMQ. I would choose the UFO story.
  by bostontrainguy
 
Is it cleared for double-stacks?
  by Zeke
 
It probably is I have seen Job 2 with stacks.
  by fromway
 
What about clearances on the Irving side of the equation?
  by RRAcadia
 
It's been a while since I have seen one, but there was an occasional double stack coming through a while back. So it shouldn't be an issue on the Irving side since they usually began or ended their journey with Irving. They also used to run double stacks back in the CP and MMA days along the moosehead.
  by fromway
 
CMQ Facebook site posted picture of TEC train in Greenville on Moosehead Sub
  by KSmitty
 
The line is cleared for doublestacks from Montreal to Saint John.
  by fromway
 
Does anyone know where the CP TEC train went while in Maine? The only references I have seen are just to the Moosehead.
  by backroadrails
 
Harry Gordon posted on Facebook that they only ran to Brownville Jct and returned to Canada.
  by jaymac
 
The Atlantic Wallboard and Sawmill Divisions of Irving have separate letters of support posted on the 12-13-2019 STB Filings for SOO control of CMQ.

(OT, but "Soo" wasn't in my iMac spellcheck until it got added.)
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