Moncton, New Brunswick A very very busy scene

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Moncton, New Brunswick A very very busy scene
Posted by Miningman on Sunday, February 24, 2019 7:13 PM

NDG has mentioned Fredericton, New Brunswick but there is one other major city in New Brunswick and that is Moncton. Basically a CNR stronghold. 

Check out this very busy scene. That's a lot of railroaders out there working... better be mindful of where you are and what's going on! 

At least 4 active trains all in close proximity and I count 7 men out there all doing something.

Busy scene with lots of railroaders. Northern 6131 is getting attention by engineer oiling around while fireman or a shopman tends to the ashes during a stop with passenger train. Fellow standing in middle of track looks impatient with hands on his hips. Another to the far right is throwing a switch. Moncton, New Brunswick. Joseph Testagrose collection

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Posted by Miningman on Saturday, March 2, 2019 11:12 AM

Ok before I get deluged with complaints from the good folk of St. John, New Brunswick I must add the third major city in the province. They had a beautiful Union Station, very reminiscent  of  Hamiltons CNR station but, as you know what is coming, they tore it down. 

Division Headquarters, Saint John. 

Union Station Saint John 

This was the old CNR Union Station opened March 8, 1933 to replace the old 1884 ICR Union Station first used by CPR June 3, 1889. Mileage 87.0 CNR Sussex Subdivision. CPR reached this station using trackage rights of 0.17 miles from their Saint John Sub. (Mc.Adam Sub.) until 1970 when they moved to their own station within a new office building three miles to the west. CPR used that station from October 25, 1970 until October 28, 1979. CNR used this station until June 6, 1973 after which it was demolished and trains used a modern new CN station two miles to the east until October 1979 when VIA opened a new station near the old Union Station. Canada Science and Technology Museum/CN Collection



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Posted by Backshop on Sunday, March 3, 2019 6:40 PM

Moncton also had a large CN backshop.  In the diesel era, the Alcos were assigned there.  I was in Moncton about 10 years ago but didn't see it.  I don't know if it had been razed or I missed it.

PS-I just checked Google Earth and it appears it's still there and I just missed it--darn it!


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