CN Car Control Manual – 1983/10 – Newcastle, Gort and Branches

CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

CAR CONTROL MANUAL

CAMPBELLTON TO MONCTON
This book is for the information and guidance of Yardmasters, Yardmen, Foremen, Conductors, Trainmen and Yard Office staff. It is the property of the Railway and is to be returned on request.

ISSUED TO:

___________________________________________________

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ISSUED BY:

General Superintendent Transportation

Moncton, N.B>

October, 1983


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CONTENTS

Page
Title Page1
Contents2
Introduction3
Purposes4
How Car Control Works4
General Procedures
A – Switch Lists5
B – Marking of Switch Lists8
C – Special Handling Description13
Spins, Designation & Diagrams
Zone – CA – Dalhousie Sub.15-16
Zone – CB – MacLeod to Beresford17-22
Zone – B1 – Bathurst23-24
Zone – B2 – Nepisiguit to Brunswick Mines25-26
Zone – BN – Gloucester Jct. to Newcastle27-28
Zone – NC – Newcastle Yard29-32
Zone – X – Passmore to Lutesville33-36
Zone – BK – Caraquet Sub.37-44
Zone – LL – Loggieville Sub.45-50
Zone – MI – Miramichi Sub.51-54
Zone – Y – Richibucto Sub.55-56


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INTRODUCTION

The instructions contained in this manual will govern operations in the territory under
Car Control. All personnel affected by the Car Control program are expected to familiarize
themselves with these instructions and are required to have a copy available while on duty.

Special or supplementary instructions will be issued by proper authority when required.

For the System to work, all car moves or changes in condition must be recorded and reported
to car control. All reports must be based on the designated spins numbers shown on the
attached schematic maps. Since demurrage
bills will be set on information submitted, all reports must be correct especially time of
“placements”, “constructive placements”, and “set-offs”.

The Car Control Centre is the main contact for customers to order cars, release cars or
arrange placement. Toll free telephone facilities are provided for this contact. When
customers arrange car moves, full details of the request and the person making the request
must be recorded for reference should there be a demurrage dispute or other complaint.



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THE CAR CONTROL SYSTEM
PURPOSES

For better yard and siding control by rapid and accurate listings of car locations and conditions.

For better service to customers through prompt placement and removal of loads and empties.

For better utilization of cars and public siding through prompt car movement and faster collection
of empties after release.

For improved and up-to-date records of car placements and movements.

HOW CAR CONTROL WORKS

The Carload Centre maintains a computer inventory of every car on all tracks and sidings within its
territory, i.e., “Yard Inventory System”.

Information pertaining to a change in each car’s status and location is transmitted to the computer
as the event occurs.

Current computer car records are used to prepare switch lists and other documents for yard and
train operations.



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GENERAL PROCEDURES
A – SWITCH LISTS

1. The Yard Foreman & Conductors will receive one or more copies of each switch list depending on requirement.

a. The hard-back copy must be completed & returned to the Car Control section or designated location.

b. The paper copies can be discarded after the switching has been performed.

2. Switch lists will contain cars which must be handled. The lists will show where the cars are to be taken from
and where they are to be placed at.

3. Each customer or yard track is assigned a zone, track, & spot number which is defined by the
acronym “SPINS”.

a. The zone is made up of two positions as follows:

(i) An alphabetic & a numeric character, or,

(ii) Two alphabetic characters.

b. The track number is always two positions numeric.

c. The spot or spot range can be either numeric or alphabetic and may identify certain
special switching instructions.


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(i) The following SPOT indications are to identify specific switching instructions:

00 [infinity] – Car left on or to be left on the lead

90 – Place cars any order

91 – Place car at 1st special unloading area from North or East end of track

92 – Place car at 2nd special unloading area from North or East end of track

93 – For local application as required

94 – For local application as required

95 – Place car at open area where not possible to identify spot number

96 – Place car at storage area of track

97 – Place car at Team Track area of track

98 – Industry will furnish list

99 – Place car on stop block

(ii) Double alphabetic spot characters will identify Team Track Customers with the exception of any spot starting
with character “X” which is used for special computer processing.

4. To assist in train make-up of outbound or through traffic, a three digit number is used to identify such
traffic and is identified by the acronym “TAG” number.


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(a) The 980-999 TAG series is used to identify “Car Handling Required” for cars located at a line station
as outlined below:

NumberCar Handling Required
980Bring Car to Terminal
981Send/Take Car North
982Send/Take Car South
983Send/Take Car West
984Send/Take Car East
985Leave Car at Junction
986)
987)Local Meanings
988)
989Bring Car to North or West Terminal
990Bring Car to South or East Terminal
991Pull Car, Leave on Passing Track to move North
992Pull Car, Leave on Passing Track to move South
993Pull Car, Leave on Passing Track to move West
994Pull Car, Leave on Passing Track to move East
995Pull Car, Leave at Junction
996)
997)Local Meanings
998)
999)


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B – MARKING OF SWITCH LISTS BY THE FOREMAN OR CONDUCTOR

1. a. Cars not in the track

If a car appears on the switch list, but is not in the track indicated and cannot be found
elsewhere, stroke that car off the list by putting a line through it.

b. Cars not moved as instructed

If a car is moved to a track other than the one shown on the
switch list, or for some reason it is a “throw back” to the track it came out of:

(i) Cross out the track number where the car should have gone.

(ii) Write in the track number where the car was left and the reason.

c. Repetitive Information

Where the track number or the same place or pull times can be used against a list of cars:

(i) Check marks may be used for repetitive information, but should be distinct.

(ii) A vertical line may be used for repetitive information, but should be distinct.


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      (iii) DO NOT USE ditto marks (“).

d. Returning Switch Lists to Car Control Section

(i) The marked hard-back copy of switch lists must be returned to the Car Control section.

(ii) Any switch lists prepared manually by the Yard Foreman and those supplied by
Industries must also be forwarded to the Car Control section.

e. Identification on Switch Lists

The Yard Foreman must sign each switch list prior to returning it to the Car Control section.

f. Maintaining Sequence of Yard Tracks

In order to provide switch lists of yard tracks in sequence listing, it will be
necessary for the Foreman to advise the Car Control Section of the order in which cars were handled.

(i) If the cars are switched from the opposite direction to that shown on the switch list,
this should be noted on the lists.

(ii) If the track is switched in more than one cut, the cuts should be identified by
drawing a line across the page and shown as “Cut 1”, “Cut 2”, etc.


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      (iii) If cars are thrown back on the original track or temporarily held out to
facilitate the switching and it disrupts the sequence, the Car Control section must be notified of what happened.

g. Reporting Work Completed

In order for Car Control to keep up to date and be prepared to provide switch
lists for other crews as soon as required, it will be necessary to report some moves upon their completion even
though the Foreman records the track number on his switch list.

(i) The Foreman working within train yards will inform the Car Control
section of what he has done, on completion of each list.

(ii) The Foreman bringing cars in from Industrial Zones to train yards will inform
the Car Control section as to where the cars were left or what switching was performed with these cars.

(iii) The Foreman will indicate the reasons for not performing assigned switching
on the appropriate car line of the switch list; i.e., gates locked, truck blocking track, dirty car, etc.


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2. Train Yard Procedures

a. Switching Not Completed

If for any reason work assigned on the switch list cannot be completed:

(i) Draw a horizontal line after the last car handled.

(ii) Draw a bracket to cover the list of cars not handled and write “NOT HANDLED”.

(iii) If the cars not handled are left in a track other than the one shown
on the switch list, show the new track number where the cars were left.

3. Industrial Zone Procedures

a. Cars spotted for loading/unloading

(i) Show the time car was placed.

(ii) If the car was placed at a location other than that shown in the
“Place At” field of the switch list:

(a) Draw a line through the SPINS where the car should have gone.


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            (b) Write in the new track where the car was spotted.

b. Loads and Empties Pulled from Siding

(i) Show the time car was pulled.

(ii) If the car was not brought to the train yard, show the SPINS
where car was left.

c. Cars Constructively Placed or Placed Off Spot

(i) Draw a line through the SPINS where the car should have gone.

(ii) Write in the new track (SPINS) where the car was left.

(iii) Show the time placement attempt was made.

(iv) Give a short explanation of why the car could not be spotted,
e.g., gates locked, frozen switch, etc.

NOTE:

If the car was left “off spot” on the track where it should have been
left disregard (i) and (ii) above; write the words “off spot” and the reason.

d. Cars and Request Moves Now Shown on Switch Lists

If a car is moved and it does not appear on the switch list, record the car moved
either on the switch list supplied, or on a separate form showing:


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      (i) Car Initials and Numbers

(ii) Load/Empty Status

(iii) Track (SPINS) taken from

(iv) Time Pulled/Placed

(v) Track (SPINS) where placed

This also applies to customer requests to move a car, which was placed for loading or
unloading, to another “spot” on the same track or to another “track” within his plant.

C – SPECIAL HANDLING DESCRIPTION

CODEDESCRIPTION
CANReject Car – Either Unsuitable Contents or Cancelled
COMPlacard Group 5 – Flammable 3.3
CRPCaution – Residual Phosphorous
DAMDangerous
DIMDimensional Load
DNHDo Not Hump
FEFront End Car (Next to Engine)
H__Heating, Venting, Icing Instructions
HTRHeater(s) in Empty Car
KMRKeep Mechanical Refrigeration Running
LHVHigh Value Load
L__Livestock Last Loaded Data
MARSpecial Marshalling required (cannot be marshalled bearing SCH special handling)
MICMessenger in Charge
MREMechanical Refrigeration
OHCOperating Heating/Cooling Device
PBCPerishable in Box Cars
PFGPoison Gas Flammable
PLTPartially Loaded Tank Car
POGPoison Gas
P__Pool Number
RAMRadio Active Material
RERear End Car (handle next to caboose)
REJReject Car – Either Placed Wrong Location or Unfit for Loading
SCHSingle cut hump shove to rest this car and following car (applies to cars containing
compressed flammable gas)
SPDSpecial Dangerous – 35 MPH – CTC Order R-32791
UOSUnload from one side
V__Venting Instructions
WTBWeight on Track & Bridges (High-Weight)
XPLExplosive
___May also contain free form special handling instructions or Car Distribution Instructions

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ZONE “CA”

DALHOUSIE SUB.

SHEET 1 OF 1

SpinsDesignationUsable Footage
CA11Allied Chemical (Tanks)70
CA12Allied Chemical490
CA20Lead1645
CA21C.I.L.715
CA22C.I.L.605
CA23C.I.L.500
CA31Yard No. 11465
CA32Yard No. 21055
CA33Yard No. 3935
CA34Yard No. 4650
CA35Yard No. 5445
CA40Imperial Oil420
CA41Can. Petrofina140
CA50Shed Track325
CA51TTTeam Track No. 1285
CA52TTTeam Track No. 2200
CA61Brunswick Mining1855
CA62Brunswick Mining1380
CA71River Track (Shortage)700
CA72TTTown Sdg. (Public)800
CA73Govt. Wharf245
CA74Irving Oil355
CA75D.O.T. Wharf1695
CA80N.B.I.P. Scale & Coal315
CA81N.B.I.P. Shipping1570
CA82N.B.I.P. Shipping2165
CA84N.B.I.P.475
CA85N.B.I.P. Chloride95
CA86N.B.I.P. Wharf Lead2485
CA87N.B.I.P. Chip Track755

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ZONE “CB”

NEWCASTLE SUB.

SHEET 1 OF 3

SpinsDesignationUsable Footage
CB05McLeod Siding2735
CB10Dalhousie Jct. Siding4110
CB11TTDalhousie Jct. Team & Storage650
CB15Dalhousie Jct. Hicks Sdg.870
CB21Dalhousie Jct. Yard No. 11500
CB22Dalhousie Jct. Yard No. 21295
CB23Blair Malcolm Road2760
CB25TTEel River – Team Track620
CB30Charlo – Siding1415
CB31TTCharlo – Team Track215
CB35New Mills – Siding3030
CB40TTNash Creek – Team Track655
CB45Jacquet River – Siding4110
CB46TTJacquet River – Team & Storage1320

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ZONE “CB”

NEWCASTLE SUB.

SHEET 2 OF 3

SpinsDesignationUsable Footage
CB50Hodgin – Siding6325
CB55Irvco Spur2845
CB56Irvco Spur1335
CB58XBBelledune Fertilizer735
CB59XBBelledune Fertilizer1110
CB60XBBelledune Fertilizer – Tank Siding970
CB61AAcid Trains1615
CB61BAcid Trains1200
CB61CAcid Trains1610
Note:Crossover from CB59 to CB61A is 372 feet
CB62XBIrvco340
CB63XBIrvco435
CB64XBIrvco935
CB65XBIrvco – Scale & ore1050
CB66XBIrvco830
CB68XBIrvco2650
CB69XBIrvco235
CB70XBIrvco – Oil935
CB71XBIrvco – Storage370
CB72XBIrvco – Shipping865

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ZONE “CB”

NEWCASTLE SUB.

SHEET 3 OF 3

SpinsDesignationUsable Footage
CB75Belledune – Siding2850
CB81TTGreen Point [Pointe Verte] – Team Track1850
CB89Petit Rocher – Chaleur Fertilizer570
CB90Petit Rocher – Siding4085
CB91TTPetit Rocher – Team Track230
CB92Nigadoo – River Mines1530
CB93TTNigadoo – Team Track320
CB95Beresford – Siding2580
CB96TTBeresford – Team Track630
CB97Beresford – Bathurst Propane410

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ZONE “B1”

NEWCASTLE SUB.

SHEET 1 OF 1 (BATHURST)

SpinsDesignationUsable Footage
B100Geo. Eddy Co.635
B111Upper Yard No. 1750
B112Upper Yard No. 2795
B115Bathurst Propane100
B121TTTeam Track620
B122TTTeam Track & Piggyback420
B130Scale Track570
B131Siding2780
B132Yard No. 21350
B133Yard No. 31150
B134Yard No. 4900
B135Van Siding No. 1410
B136Van Siding No. 2385
B140Shop Track No. 1650
B141Shop Track No. 2755
B145TTTeam Track625
B151Express Freight Shed1205
B152Imperial Oil765
B1530ATexaco Oil Co.   )145
B1530BB.A. Oil Co.     )
B155Piggyback760
B156Storage3370
B157Storage2590
B160XBBath. Cons. Interchange70
B161XBBath. Cons. Interchange1610
B162XBBath. Donw. Interchange760

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ZONE “B2”

NEPISIGUIT SUB.

SHEET 1 OF 1

SpinsDesignationUsable Footage
B200Nepisiguit – Siding2150
B205Coulter Mfg. Ltd.1505
B210Midway – Siding595
B215Brunswick Mills Ltd.1575
Brunswick Mines
B220Propane No. 1120
B221Old Main Track1920
B222Outward Track1720
B223Outward Track1545
B224Outward Track1335
B225Outward Track1200
B226Runaround Track900
B232Runaround Track1985
B233Inward Track1400
B234Inward Track700
B235Inward Track700
B240S. Dioxide & Soda Ash Track200
B241Bunker “C” Track293
B242Propane No. 2250

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ZONE “BN”

NEWCASTLE – BARTIBOG SUB.

SHEET 1 OF 1

SpinsDesignationUsable Footage
BN75Beaver Brook – Siding3930
BN81Bartibog – Siding6510
BN82Bartibog – Storage1065
BN83Bartibog – Storage1505
BN84To Heath Steele Wye855
BN85To Heath Steele Wye800
BN86Heath Steele Runaround1300
BN88Heath Steele Unloading Siding595
BN89Heath Steele Loading Siding1325
BN90Heath Steele Unloading Siding670
BN91Heath Steele Main Line205
BN93Russel – Siding4110
BN95Bruce – Siding2700
BN97Gloucester Jct. – Siding4485

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ZONE “NC”

NEWCASTLE YARD

SHEET 1 OF 2

SpinsDesignationUsable Footage
NC41Siding8420
NC42Yard Track2980
NC43Yard Track2255
NC44Yard Track1250
NC45Yard & Scale Track945
NC46Yard Track1045
NC460AYard Track (Above)1450
NC460BYard Track (Below)1050
NC47Shop Track1045
NC48Boiler House Track500
NC49Oil Hump (OCS)155
NC50Pit Track110
NC51Car Repair Track290
NC52TTPublic Siding (Back)225
NC61TTShed Track720
NC62Shed Track (Transfer)720
NC65TTPiggyback555
NC69Northumberland Co-op235
NC70Oil Spur140
NC72Imperial Oil310
NC73Imperial Oil245

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ZONE “NC”

NEWCASTLE YARD

SHEET 2 OF 2

SpinsDesignationUsable Footage
NC06Boise Cascade (Bulk)1300
NC08Boise Cascade (Kraft)1025
NC09Boise Cascade (Kraft)500
NC10Boise Cascade (Soda & Acid)1050
NC11Boise Cascade (Chlorine)200
NC12Boise Cascade (Chlorine)115
NC13Boise Cascade (Storage)1880
NC21Lower Yard Storage1850
NC23Lower Yard Storage3120
NC24Lower Yard Storage2050
NC25Creosote Plant1270
NC35TTWharf Track (Atlantic)425
NC36TTWharf Track325
NC37TTWharf Track540
NC38Wharf Track – Irving Oil465
NC39Wharf Track160

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ZONE “X”

NEWCASTLE SUB.

SpinsDesignationUsable Footage
X063Harcourt – Siding3775
X064TTHarcourt – Team Track575
X065Kent Jct. – Siding3435
X067Kent Jct. – Transfer1130
X071Rogersville – Siding3025
X072TTRogersville – Team Track450
X073TTRogersville – Team Track345
X079Lakeland – Siding4140
X081Passmore – Siding4715

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ZONE “X”

GORT & NEWCASTLE SUBS.

SpinsDesignationUsable Footage
X010Lutesville – Siding6385
X020TTBerry Mills – Team Track285
X021Alstrom & Forano Ltd.880
X022Price Mills185
X040Catamount – Siding4510
X041TTCatamount – Team Track210
X045TTGallagher Ridge – Public380
X048Canaan – Siding2880
X049TTCanaan – Team Track485
X053Birchridge – Siding4300
X056TTCoal Branch – Team Track1040
X059Adamsville – Siding3900

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ZONE “BK”

CARAQUET SUB.

SHEET 1 of 4

SpinsDesignationUsable Footage
BK09Atlantic Wholesalers CAN Spot 3 Cars705
BK10Irving Oil Can Spot 5 Cars580
BK12TTEast Bathurst – Public665
BK13Canfor Ltd.190
BK22TTJaneville – Team Track200
BK24TTStonehaven – Team Track775
BK31TTGrand Anse – Team Track1890
BK32TTSt. Leolin – Team Track90
BK34TTJohnson – Team Track730
BK37TTBurnsville – Team Track440

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ZONE “BK”

CARAQUET SUB.

SHEET 2 of 4

SpinsDesignationUsable Footage
BK42TTUpper Caraquet – Team Track230
BK44TTCaraquet – Team Track1485
BK46Carapec Ltd.375
BK47Carapec Ltd.215
BK52Olympic Metal225
BK54TTEvangeline120
BK58Pokemouche Jct. – Storage1205
BK59Pokemouche Jct. – Storage855
BK62A.C. Mallet & Fils280
BK64Wilson – Storage1115

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ZONE “BK”

CARAQUET SUB.

SHEET 3 of 4

SpinsDesignationUsable Footage
BK65TTShippigan – Team Track365
BK66TTShippigan – Team Track200
BK70Shippigan Wye505
BK77National Sea Products240
BK79Irving Oil280

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ZONE “BK”

CARAQUET SUB.

SHEET 4 of 4

SpinsDesignationUsable Footage
BK82TTInkerman – Team Track210
BK84Fafard No. 21605
BK86TTFerguson – Team Track145
BK92TTRunaround635
BK93TTDiesel Track210
BK95TTTracadie – Team Track & Ramp1475
BK96TTTracadie – Team Track1170
BK97TTTracadie – Team Track1170

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ZONE “LL”

LOGGIEVILLE SUB.

SHEET 1 OF 3

SpinsDesignationUsable Footage
LL11Acadia Forest Products950
LL12Acadia Forest Products1980
LL22Acadia Forest Products450
LL23Acadia Forest Products140
LL30TTSouth Nelson Team Track500
LL31South Nelson – Public1270
LL32Burchill #1 (Ramp)165
LL41Northwood Panel730
LL42Ciba Geigy Ltd. )1918
LL43Northwood Panel1960
LL44Ciba Geigy Ltd. )1610
LL45Ciba Geigy Ltd.300
LL52Gulf Oil Ltd.480
LL53Petro-Canada325
LL56Canada Cement1280

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ZONE “LL”

LOGGIEVILLE SUB.

SHEET 2 OF 3

SpinsDesignationUsable Footage
LL58TTStorage and Team760
LL61TTWharf Track120
LL62TTTeam Track365
LL63W.S. Loggie450
LL65N.B.E.P. Commission830
LL66Spur D.N.D. (Air)810
LL67Miramichi Feed Mill1465
LL70Stores Shed D.N.D. (Air)320

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ZONE “LL”

LOGGIEVILLE SUB.

SHEET 3 OF 3

SpinsDesignationUsable Footage
LL74Loggieville – Team Track485
LL75Runaround490

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ZONE “MI”

MIRAMICHI SUB.

SHEET 1 OF 2

SpinsDesignationUsable Footage
MI02Derby – Industrial Siding550
MI08TTMillerton – Team Track570
MI11Quarryville – Siding690
MI12McCann – D.N.D.685
MI14McCann – D.N.D. (Naval Service)450
MI15McCann – D.N.D. (Naval Service)2920
MI25Blackville – Siding1030
MI31Upper Blackville Siding1700
MI36Weaver – Siding740

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ZONE “MI”

MIRAMICHI SUB.

SHEET 2 OF 2

SpinsDesignationUsable Footage
MI51TTDoaktown – Team Track1300
MI53TTDoaktown – Team Track290
MI55TTLudlow – Team Track800
MI56Ashley – Coulter3100
MI57Boiestown – Storage2685
MI58Boiestown – Pit Track2300
MI61Boiestown Lumber1150
MI62Boiestown Lumber910
MI63Boiestown Lumber165
MI88Boiestown – Siding640

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ZONE “Y”

RICHIBUCTO SUB.

SHEET 1 OF 1

SpinsDesignationUsable Footage
Y014TTAldouane – Team Track165
Y018TTRexton – Team Track835
Y025TTRichibucto – Team Track1035
Y027Richibucto – Reidpath Cold Storage820

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