Campbellton was the headquarters of the New Brunswick East Coast Railway. The shop was run by Eastern Railway Services, and performed repairs and maintenance on the NBEC and CFMG fleets. Since the purchase of NBEC by CN, the shops are used for occasional car repair only, and they were finally closed in late May 2013.
Local industry in the area includes a wood transload facility in the yard, the large paper mill in Atholville not far from town, and a short siding for Irving Oil.
A track diagram of the Campbellton yard.
|CC18||785||Scrap loading, lead to CC21-22|
|CC21||1420||Repair Track #1|
|CC22||1300||Repair Track #2|
|CC23||535||Repair Track Diesel|
|CC51||365||Express Shed #1|
|CC52||655||Express Shed #2|
ERS’s inspection track CC23 with NBEC 6904 on it, 2003/10/06.
The area in ERS’s shop where they removed/installed traction motors (track CC21). This equipment came from VIA’s Halifax maintenance center. On October 6, 2003 NBEC 4214 was there.
A lineup of equipment by the Armour trucking facility in the yard (track CC51). Left to right:
- NBEC 55419 and 55420, snowplows;
- NBEC 50955, Jordan spreader;
- NBEC 56201, flanger;
- NBEC 1809, RS-18 stored for parts;
- NBEC 4219, C-424 stored for parts.
The Irving Oil Limited siding in Campbellton.