CMQ for sale?

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fromway
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Re: CMQ for sale?

Post by fromway »

CP Tech Train spotted today, heading East. They aren't wasting anytime in checking it all out. Rumor that they were also going to check Clearances out on the Newport line. Here we go.

gokeefe
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Re: CMQ for sale?

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Spotted in Maine?
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fromway
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CMQ TRAINWATCHERS on Face Book has pictures of it leaving Farnham, Quebec heading East. Then went through Bromont, Quebec. No conversation after Bromont.

fromway
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Re: CMQ for sale?

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UPDATE ON TECH TRAIN. Yes, it is headed to Maine. Talk is that it won't be returning to Canada until end of week.

gokeefe
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Re: CMQ for sale?

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CN9634 wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:23 am
You can literally listen to the CEO of CP discuss this. Link is below:

https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/1302/32451
He seems to say that CP intends to the railroad (CMQ) up to CP main line standards. Stunning ...
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Zeke
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Re: CMQ for sale?

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Your are right Keefe,stunning. If someone said to me here are two stories one is true and one false which would you choose ? A UFO landed on the roof of CMQ headquarters or CP just bought the CMQ. I would choose the UFO story.

bostontrainguy
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Re: CMQ for sale?

Post by bostontrainguy »

Is it cleared for double-stacks?

Zeke
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Post by Zeke »

It probably is I have seen Job 2 with stacks.

fromway
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Post by fromway »

What about clearances on the Irving side of the equation?

RRAcadia
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Re: CMQ for sale?

Post by RRAcadia »

It's been a while since I have seen one, but there was an occasional double stack coming through a while back. So it shouldn't be an issue on the Irving side since they usually began or ended their journey with Irving. They also used to run double stacks back in the CP and MMA days along the moosehead.

fromway
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Re: CMQ for sale?

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CMQ Facebook site posted picture of TEC train in Greenville on Moosehead Sub

KSmitty
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Re: CMQ for sale?

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The line is cleared for doublestacks from Montreal to Saint John.

fromway
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Does anyone know where the CP TEC train went while in Maine? The only references I have seen are just to the Moosehead.

backroadrails
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Harry Gordon posted on Facebook that they only ran to Brownville Jct and returned to Canada.

jaymac
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Post by jaymac »

The Atlantic Wallboard and Sawmill Divisions of Irving have separate letters of support posted on the 12-13-2019 STB Filings for SOO control of CMQ.

(OT, but "Soo" wasn't in my iMac spellcheck until it got added.)
"A gray crossover is not company transportation."

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