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.

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MileStationSiding
0.0Truro East……….Y
Connection to CN Bedford Subdivision
Junction with CB&CNS Railway
0.47TruroYard
4.8Belmont15,340
12.1Hotbox detector
16.9Londonderry6635
24.0Folly Lake7150
24.9Hotbox detector
37.7Atkinson
42.5Hotbox detector
46.7Oxford Junction……….Y
Oxford Spur
6360
52.9Salt Springs
53.1Hotbox detector
59.5Springhill Junction11,350
69.0Maccan
69.1Hotbox detector
76.8Amherst8785
86.7Sackville
92.7Evans8810
97.7Industrial Park Spur, 2.4 miles S
98.1Hotbox detector
100.4Upper Dorchester
113.0Hotbox detector
117.46Painsec Junction
Junction with Point du Chene Spur 5.4 miles N
9240
118.5Dieppe Spur 3.8 miles S
122.3Humphrey Spur 1.7 miles N
124.9Moncton
126.0West End
127.0Marsh Junction
Junction with CN Sussex Subdivision
128.5Gort
Entrance/Exit to Gordon Yard
128.9Franklin Spur 2.7 miles N
129.7Odlum
Entrance/Exit to Gordon Yard
131.0Hotbox detector
131.8Lutesville5910
136.7Pacific 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

ChannelFrequencyNotes
Train Standby Channel1161.415
RTC Call-in8161.025Miles 0.0 – 118.5
RTC Call-in2161.205Miles 118.5 – 126.0
RTC Call-in4160.665Miles 126.0 – 136.7
Engineering (MOW)84160.275Miles 0.0 – 29.0, 66.0 – 126.0
Engineering (MOW)83160.515Miles 29.0 – 66.0
Engineering (MOW)81160.455Miles 126.0 – 136.7

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