NB Southern Railway Roster

NBSR 9802 in Harvey, 2009/02/21

Number Builder Model Notes Number Builder Model Notes
2317 EMD GP38-2 PICTURE 2318 EMD GP38-2 PICTURE
2319 EMD GP38-2 PICTURE 2610 EMD GP38-3 PICTURE
2612 EMD GP38-3 PICTURE 3701 GMD GP9 PICTURE
3702 EMD SW1200 PICTURE 3703 EMD SW1200 PICTURE
9801 EMD GP38-3 PICTURE 9802 EMD GP38-3 PICTURE
9803 EMD GP38-3 PICTURE
GMTX 203 EMD MP15DC Leased GMTX 204 EMD MP15DC Leased
GMTX 209 EMD MP15DC Leased
GMTX 2639 EMD GP38-3 Leased GMTX 2644 EMD GP38-2 Leased
GMTX 2645 EMD GP38-3 Leased GMTX 2657 EMD GP38-2 Leased
GMTX 2666 EMD GP38-2 Leased HLCX 906 EMD GP38-3 Leased
HLCX 911 EMD GP38-3 Leased HLCX 913 EMD GP38-3 Leased
HLCX 917 EMD GP38-3 Leased HLCX 6200 EMD SD40-2 Leased
HLCX 6304 EMD SD40-2 Leased HLCX 6309 EMD SD40-2 Leased
HLCX 6315 EMD SD40-2 Leased HLCX 6318 EMD SD40-2 Leased
HLCX 6319 EMD SD40-2 Leased HLCX 6332 EMD SD40-2 Leased
HLCX 6340 EMD SD40-2 Leased HLCX 8144 EMD SD40-2 Leased
NBSR 008 GMD HBU-4 Slug Photos -
Cabooses and Maintenance of Way
Number Builder Type Notes
79624 Caboose In CN colours
79635 Caboose PICTURE
422990 Caboose PICTURE
434919 Caboose PICTURE
Passenger Cars
Number Builder Type Notes
Metis - Heavyweight In CN colours


NBSR 2318 at Vespra, 2008/08/04

Roster History

 

Date Unit(s) Action
May 1 2012 Leased unit GMTX 204 Arrive in Saint John, New Brunswick
April 2012 Leased units GMTX 2639 and GMTX 2645 Arrive in Saint John, New Brunswick
April 28 2012 Leased unit GMTX 203 Arrive in Saint John, New Brunswick
March 30 2012 Leased units HLCX 6315 and HLCX 8144 Arrive in Saint John, New Brunswick
January 11 2012 Leased unit HLCX 6200 Arrive in Saint John, New Brunswick
January 9 2012 Leased unit HLCX 6318 Arrive in Saint John, New Brunswick
July 27 2011 Leased units HLCX 913 and HLCX 917 (ex-UP 913 and 917) Arrive in Saint John, New Brunswick
July 8 2011 Leased units HLCX 906 and HLCX 911 (ex-UP 906 and 911) Arrive in Saint John, New Brunswick
June 2011 NBSR 9801 relettered as Maine Northern 9801 Maine
July 3 2009 NBSR slug 008 went on first main line trip Saint John to McAdam
May 2008 Ex-CN slug 519 (becomes NBSR 008) Arrived in Saint John
February 2007 NBSR 2610 and NBSR 2612 (ex-CIC 110 and 112) Arrive in New Brunswick
Fall 2006 CIC 110 and 112 Purchased
Fall 2006 NBSR 3700 Retired, engine to NBSR 9803
Fall 2005 HLCX 3669 Off lease
November 2003 ex-SCR 226 (now NBSR 2317) Purchased
October 2003 ex-SCR 216 and 225 (now NBSR 2318 and 2319) Purchased
Late 2003 ex-CDAC 40, HATX 175, 176, 416 and 420, BAR 300, 301, 302, HLCX 3610, 3612, 3680 Off lease
Spring 2002 Caboose NBSR 79635 Acquired from CN
2001 GP9E 3735, 3744, 3757, 3760, 3764, 3787, and 3788 Returned
2001 ex-CDAC 40, HATX 175, 176, 416 and 420, ex-BAR 300, 301, 302, HLCX 3610, 3612, 3680 Leased
July 1998 Ex Southern Pacific GP35 6577 (remanufactured into GP38-3 9803) Purchased
June 1998 Ex Southern Pacific GP35 6639 (remanufactured into GP38-3 9802) Purchased
May 1998 Ex Southern Pacific GP35 6674 (remanufactured into GP38-3 9801) Purchased
1998 GP9E NBSR 3795 to Great Western Railway, Colorado Returned
1996 Ex Contrail SW1200′s 9372 and 9347 (renumbered to 3702 and 3703) from Merrilees Purchased
1996 CP 8021 and 8024 Returned
December 1995 Ex Southern Pacific GP9E’s 3735, 3744, 3757 and 3795 via Omnitrax Leased
Fall 1995 Ex Southern Pacific GP9E’s 3760, 3764, 3787 and 3788 via Omnitrax Leased
Mid 1995 NBSR retains only RS-23′s 8021 and 8024 from CP Returned
April? 1995 Ex QNS&L GP9′s 133 and 167 (renumbered to 3700 and 3701) from Merrilees Purchased
April 1995 Ex C&NW GP7′s (4279, 4280, 4282, 4463) from RailLink Leased
January 1995 NBSR leased 10 locomotives from CP (SW1200RSs 1273-1275, RS-18us 1813 and 1866, RS-23 8024, 8025, 8033, 8040, SW1200RS 8138) Leased

Roster updated with information from Trackside Guides and personal observations. Some of the history may be incomplete.

NB Southern’s own locomotives are painted in an attractive green with yellow trim. The former leased locomotives were painted in a variety of colours, usually from the previous owner’s colour scheme.

 

Railfanning

Saint John provides several opportunities for railfanning the NB Southern. There is a bridge overlooking the eastern entrance to their yard; one can see the rolling stock and (in the distance) the engine house. You can also see trains exiting the western entrance. During the day, one can occasionally see a train running between NB Southern’s yard and CN’s Island Yard.¬†McAdam also provides opportunities to view NB Southern action.

Trains and Photography