CN Springhill Subdivision

VIA 14 at Amherst on the CN Springhill subdivision
VIA 14 at Amherst on the CN Springhill subdivision

The CN Springhill subdivision runs from Truro, NS to Moncton, NB. This is part of CN’s eastern main line between Halifax and Montreal.

CN trains 120 and 121, and 307 and 308 all run on the CN Springhill Subdivision. There are also local trains that run east from Moncton and west from Truro, usually powered by one or two GP38 units.

Mile Station Siding
0.0 Truro East……….Y
Connection to CN Bedford Subdivision
Junction with CB&CNS Railway
0.47 Truro Yard
4.8 Belmont 15,340
12.1 Hotbox detector
16.9 Londonderry 6635
24.0 Folly Lake 7150
24.9 Hotbox detector
37.7 Atkinson
42.5 Hotbox detector
46.7 Oxford Junction……….Y
Oxford Spur
6360
52.9 Salt Springs
53.1 Hotbox detector
59.5 Springhill Junction 11,350
69.0 Maccan
69.1 Hotbox detector
76.8 Amherst 8785
86.7 Sackville
92.7 Evans 8810
97.7 Industrial Park Spur, 2.4 miles S
98.1 Hotbox detector
100.4 Upper Dorchester
113.0 Hotbox detector
117.46 Painsec Junction
Junction with Point du Chene Spur 5.4 miles N
9240
118.5 Dieppe Spur 3.8 miles S
122.3 Humphrey Spur 1.7 miles N
124.9 Moncton
126.0 West End
127.0 Marsh Junction
Junction with CN Sussex Subdivision
128.5 Gort
Entrance/Exit to Gordon Yard
128.9 Franklin Spur 2.7 miles N
129.7 Odlum
Entrance/Exit to Gordon Yard
131.0 Hotbox detector
131.8 Lutesville 5910
136.7 Pacific Junction
Junction with the former New Brunswick East Coast RailwayJunction with CN Napadogan Subdivision

There were two tracks between Painsec Junction and Moncton until August 2001. The spikes were pulled shortly after that and the track and ties were removed. The second track between Belmont and Truro was removed around the same time.

Scanner Frequencies

Channel Frequency Notes
Train Standby Channel 1 161.415
RTC Call-in 8 161.025 Miles 0.0 – 118.5
RTC Call-in 2 161.205 Miles 118.5 – 126.0
RTC Call-in 4 160.665 Miles 126.0 – 136.7
Engineering (MOW) 84 160.275 Miles 0.0 – 29.0, 66.0 – 126.0
Engineering (MOW) 83 160.515 Miles 29.0 – 66.0
Engineering (MOW) 81 160.455 Miles 126.0 – 136.7

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