NBSR 9801 has been relettered and renumbered to MNR 9801, for the new Maine Northern Railway.The what? The Maine Northern Railway Company is the new name for the northern Maine lines to be operated by NBSR.MNR 9801, NBSR 2317 and NBSR 2319 are now in Maine and will be operating on the line. The official opening date is June 15 (tomorrow). This is not the "permanent" power as it will be rotated back to Saint John as needed for servicing, so northern Maine should see a variety of green and yellow engines.
David Morris sent along these photos of Maine Northern 9801 from Saturday. NB Southern ran several trains out to Renforth Wharf in Rothesay, NB and back to carry people to and from the Saint John Dragon Boat Festival, like they did ... Read Post
Saintjohnrailfan and NBSRFan both shot the same train at the same location. It was an NB Southern Railway westbound freight train at the Ketepec Road near Saint John on May 4. NBSR 9801, 2317 and 9802 led 49 cars. Have a look at the... Read Post
It has been reported that NB Southern Railway engine 2317 has been sent to Canadian Allied Diesel (CAD) in Lachine, Quebec for repairs. Dave Dineen shot a westbound NBSR freight on December 28 with NBSR 2317 as the last engine in th... Read Post