PAS: New ANRP Pan Am Southern Reference Maps

PAS: New ANRP Pan Am Southern Reference Maps

New comprehensive maps of PAS Following a suggestion from an ANRP subscriber, we will provide access to these comprehensive maps in each article concerning the Pan Am Southern trackage. Maps and captions are derived from STB filings. Additional reference PAR East End (‘Keag-Ayer) comprehensive map CSX-PAR Transaction comprehensive STB proceedings Get your glasses, or click […]

CSX: The Empire Writes Back

CSX: The Empire Writes Back

18.March, Washington DC – CSX (“Applicants”) responded swiftly to the slew of objections filed with the STB last week by heavyweight stakeholders (see PAR SALE: Objections Pick Up Steam). APPLICANTS’ RESPONSE TO INITIAL COMMENTS {STB 301772.pdf} avoids the strident tone of some objectors’ criticisms. It does assuage the one near-universal complaint that the proposed schedule is […]

CP: CEO Creel Contract ExtendedThrough 2026

CP: CEO Creel Contract ExtendedThrough 2026

21.March, Calgary AB – Canadian Pacific Railway’s Board of Directors have agreed to extend President and Chief Executive Officer Keith Creel’s contract to lead the Company until at least early 2026. “Today’s announcement speaks to Keith’s leadership and bodes well for the continued long-term success of CP, to the benefit of its employees, customers, communities and shareholders,” said Chair of the Board, Isabelle […]

PAR SALE: Objections Pick Up Steam

DEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH. DISMISS THEM AT YOUR PERIL.

<UPDATE>PAR SALE: Objections Pick Up Steam

23.March, Washington, DC – Additional concerns have been filed pushing the STB to consider the CSX Application as a major transaction.  In addition to the new filings, the State of Vermont has fired another volley in response to the CSX reply issued in the state’s initial comments. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, AFL-CIO (IBEW) […]

NBSR: Adds Trains for Non-wood Traffic Growth

BUSTLING NON-WOOD TRAFFIC FORCES IRVING LINES TO ADD A BVJ-SJ TRAIN PAIR

NBSR: Adds Trains for Non-wood Traffic Growth

14.February, Saint John NB – New Brunswick Southern Railway and affiliates EMR and MNR will implement additional service between Brownville Jct. ME (BVJ) and Saint John NB (SJ), to keep wood-product traffic fluid in response to growth in other cargoes. Beginning on 15.February, an additional train pair will serve the route for three days each week, […]

Analysis: Rail Opportunities Still Abound in Maine Forests

LONG UNDERSERVED, MANY RAIL OPPORTUNITIES EXIST IN MAINE'S FOREST PRODUCTS INDUSTRY

Analysis: Rail Opportunities Still Abound in Maine Forests

Maine forest product mills produce +/-90,000 truckloads of forest products each year, about 2/3 of which is paper and pulp, and the remainder processed wood (lumber, chips). Nearly all of that output is shipped out of the state. Truck is by far the dominant transportation mod for both finished export and internal movement of feedstocks and […]

PAR: New Switching Company Serves Rumford and Old Town

WATCO BOWS OUT OF MAINE MILLS. FORMER CREWMAN TAKES OPPORTUNITY.

PAR: New Switching Company Serves Rumford and Old Town

28.December, Rumford and Old Town ME – Rail switching operations at the Nine Dragons Paper Rumford Division Mill and Old Town pulp mill have been transferred to a new operator, following the June expiration of Watco’s one-year contract to serve the sites, and a transition period extended due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The new operator […]

Reductions at Jay Maine Paper Mill

Digester and one paper machine to be permanently shut as a result of April Explosion

Reductions at Jay Maine Paper Mill

Pixelle Paper’s Androscoggin mill in Jay which was rocked by an April explosion in the pulp digester announced that it would not resume pulping operations and would leave idle one of three paper machines at the mill. Layoff notices went to 67 employees, the third round of layoffs in a plant now with only 281 […]

CP Creates Customer Log Jam by Scrapping Former BAR Cars

CP Creates Customer Log Jam by Scrapping Former BAR Cars

Log Jam for Largest Lumber Customer Pleasant River Lumber Company has been left with a literal log jam following a hasty move by Canadian Pacific Railway to remove from service and scrap nearly 200 ex-Bangor & Aroostook pulpwood/log cars. When CP took over the Central Maine & Quebec in June, the mechanical department inspected the […]

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