Monday, April 03, 2006

Smurfit-Stone rail assets distributed

Since Smurfit-Stone's facility in Bathurst shut down late last year, their rail assets (engine, caboose, plow) have sat idle. No more!

I'm told the engine is going to Belledune to the smelter there. The smelter used to have a little trackmobile but in the past few years they have been "renting" an NBEC RS-18 to do their shunting while NBEC train 587 is around.

I'm also told that New Brunswick East Coast Railway has acquired the plow and caboose. The plow will join NBEC/CFMG's fleet of ex-CN plows, but I'm not sure what they are going to do with the caboose. Maybe it will go to CFMG? I hope not. I'd like to see it in New Brunswick!

Smurfit-Stone's locomotive, Bathurst

Smurfit-Stone's caboose, Bathurst

Smurfit-Stone's plow, Bathurst

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