New Brunswick Southern expansion planned for July 1

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New Brunswick Southern Railway
SAINT JOHN, N.B. — New Brunswick Southern plans to begin operations over 233 miles of track owned by the state of Maine on July 1, the railroad has announced. The state announced the award yesterday.

Jim Irving, president of New Brunswick Southern parent J.D. Irving Ltd., said the company will add 30 employees and acquire additional locomotives and cars.

Maine purchased the lines from Montreal, Maine & Atlantic. They stretch from Millinocket to Madawaska, and include branch lines to Houlton, Limestone, Fort Fairfield, and Presque Isle, Maine. New Brunswick Southern will acquire trackage rights over MM&A from Brownville Junction to Millinocket, Maine, to connect its current lines to the state-owned routes.

Operations will take place under the name Eastern Maine Railway, the paper railroad that holds New Brunswick Southern’s U.S. routes.
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