• Maine Northern Railway (ex-MMA lines operated by EMR/NBSR)

  • 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 atsf sp
 
Who owns the yard at Madawaska now? If it is still MMA is 21 still the switcher there?
  by CPF363
 
Where is the new railroad dispatched from? Are the radio frequencies the same as the old BAR frequencies? Where does Irving dispatch the Eastern Maine and what frequency do they use for this line?
  by carchecker
 
Noticed today what I think is the first shipment of logs for the Woodland mill off the Northern Maine line. Approximately 20-25 cars arrived today on the NBSR eastbound in McAdam and are presently sitting in the hill yard. They will go on the south freight out of McAdam Monday.
  by mwhite
 
NBSR/EMRY/Maine Northern is exercising its trackage rights between Millinocket and Brownville Junction. This morning, 3 GP-38-3's (all with NBSR reporting marks) ran past Schoodic southbound then later northbound. Nice to see EMDs once again, save for 758 which makes occasional appearances on Job 1 and 2.
  by Cowford
 
??? I thought the agreement was for MN to have haulage rights on MMA between Mill-BJct, not trackage rights. MMA's access to Madawaska is haulage rights, correct?
  by mwhite
 
I'm pretty sure it's trackage rights on this segment. It's also my understanding that MMA has trackage rights from Millinocket to Madawaska. But as I like to say, "I learn from my mistakes, and, boy, have I learned a lot!"
  by roberttosh
 
I think it's trackage rights, as I hear MMA and the Irvings aren't exactly best buddies right now and I doubt they would be ok with having to rely on MMA's poor service to be successful.
  by Cowford
 
Interesting, thanks. Does MMA have any reason to run north of Brownville Jct, other than to run straight to Madawaska?
  by CN9634
 
1 of 2 SD40-2's has arrived at the NBSR/EMRY/MNR (I guess for simplicity we will just call them Irving) yard in Saint John. These units are being tried out by the NBSR to see how they perform on mainline runs. They will run between Millinocket and Saint John making stops in Brownville and Mattawamkeag to perform work.
  by carchecker
 
HLCX6318 was one of five units on the NBSR eastbound through McAdam tonight. They set off about 40 cars, mostly logs and FBOXs for the Woodland mill.
  by carchecker
 
HLCX 6200 has been painted into the Irving green and yellow and was actually on the westbound last night heading for Brownville Jct.
  by ShortlinesUSA
 
Great news, appreciate it Carchecker! Looking forward to seeing the 6200 in Irving colors. That must look pretty impressive. Then again, I've said many times I've yet to see an SD40-2 look bad in any paint scheme.
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