I have received news that a new shortline railway is being proposed to serve the Acadian Peninsula.
The railway would provide freight service to the peninsula, presumably including Caraquet, Tracadie and possibly Shippagan. I am assuming it would use the former CN railbed from Gloucester Junction through East Bathurst.
This was reported in L'Acadie Nouvelle on December 9, 2006 and also on March 1, 2007.
I wish I could go into more specifics but I don't have many details and those I have are confidential.
I hope to have more details in the next few days, including an interview with one of the organizers.