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Millinocket Sub

Postby MEC407 » Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:19 am

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Re: Millinocket Sub

Postby NHV 669 » Tue Feb 16, 2016 8:02 pm

they must've hired the B&M gons guy(s) to do up those numberboards
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Re: Millinocket Sub

Postby MRFX26 » Sat Feb 27, 2016 5:17 am

The CMQ Millinocket train now starts out of Millinocket usually every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday departing Millinocket between 8 & 10 A.M.
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Re: Millinocket Sub

Postby MRFX26 » Sun Feb 28, 2016 6:23 pm

Got a bit of action on the Millinocket Sub yesterday.

The first link is CMQ switching out Huber and the process of MNR handing off to CMQ.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNyukEQ7Rg0

The second link is the CMQ & MNR South bound chase to Brownville.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMc-CekSnug
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Re: Millinocket Sub

Postby Fritz » Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:52 pm

MRFX26,
Thanks for posting the videos and the information about train operations out of Millinocket. I am guessing that the Tu-Sa train running out of Millinocket is the only CMQ train operating out of Millinocket. Is that the case? Also do you know: Do they work as a turn down to Brownville Junction and back? Or do they rest at Brownville Junction before returning north? Also curious about any other trains operating in that area (symbol, days of week, times). Thanks for any help understanding this far (for me) end of the CMQ system.
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Re: Millinocket Sub

Postby gokeefe » Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:26 pm

Very surprised to read that there is anything left on the Millinocket sub at all.
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Re: Millinocket Sub

Postby CN9634 » Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:28 pm

Why?
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Re: Millinocket Sub

Postby gokeefe » Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:31 pm

CN9634 wrote:Why?


I never realized there was anything online out there besides the mills. I thought all the online business was concentrated at Northern Maine Junction, and perhaps around Brownville.
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Re: Millinocket Sub

Postby CN9634 » Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:08 pm

What about the customers in Northern Maine?
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Re: Millinocket Sub

Postby gokeefe » Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:54 pm

I was referring to CMQ territory. Obviously NMR has all kinds of customers in the north and MMA used to service them.
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Re: Millinocket Sub

Postby KSmitty » Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:21 pm

By definition, the Millinocket Sub extends from NMJ to Millinocket, so AIM in North Bangor, Pine Tree LP in Hermon, are also Millinocket Sub customers.
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Re: Millinocket Sub

Postby CN9634 » Fri Apr 08, 2016 3:51 pm

gokeefe wrote:I was referring to CMQ territory. Obviously NMR has all kinds of customers in the north and MMA used to service them.



Ahhh okay I was confused by your statement. Of course, the majority traffic is bridge traffic off MNR for sure. CMQ still services Huber's log yard in Nocket, as well as an LPG guy there. AIM has a metal yard in North Bangor and that is about the extent of online traffic up that way for now. However, once again, there are about 4 trains daily (2 CMQ, 2 MNR) during their 5 day stretch (Tu-Sa) and other stuff runs as needed. Also, this summer is going to see major improvements to track because of the TIGER grant, so it will surely be a busy place up there.
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Re: Millinocket Sub

Postby gokeefe » Fri Apr 08, 2016 3:54 pm

Busy indeed. A tremendous amount of work is going to be done in Northern Maine. Probably fair to describe it as the single largest rail construction project in Northern Maine in the last 100 years. I can't imagine anything bigger.
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Re: Millinocket Sub

Postby 690 » Wed Apr 13, 2016 12:32 am

Here's a video of the blade extra from last Friday behind the 9011. Sorry that the video is a bit shaky, videos aren't really my thing.

https://youtu.be/6HNUCqMIPAs
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Re: Millinocket Sub

Postby MEC407 » Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:24 am

Nice video!

How long would you say those blades are? 100 feet, maybe longer? Really impressive to see them down at human eye level.
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