Friday, March 23, 2007

Acadian Peninsula Railway

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.

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