Monday, October 02, 2006

NB Southern train lengths

I was wondering what the average NB Southern train length was, and I did a little number-crunching on the trains I and others have seen. Surprisingly, the average has not changed much in the past three years.

  • 2003 - 43 cars (based on 3 trains)
  • 2004 - 43 cars (based on 7 trains)
  • 2005 - 57 cars (based on 7 trains)
  • 2006 - 44 cars (based on 8 trains)
This isn't very scientific, because I'm including trains seen in Maine and in New Brunswick. Strictly speaking, I should define it as something more specific like "train length leaving McAdam", but I don't have enough data to make that meaningful either.

Anyway, food for thought.

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