|Shops, Trains, and Roster
Most of NBEC's equipment is maintained at the Campbellton shops. The shops operate on two shifts: day 0800-1600 and evening 1600-2400 hours. Open daily except Sundays for day shift and except Saturdays for night shift.
|Train #||Description||Time on duty||From
|402-403||NBEC & CFMG Thru||0700 daily||Campbellton
|591||Dalhousie shunter||0900 daily ex Sat Sun||Campbellton
|590||Night yard shunter||2230 daily||Campbellton
|586||Ore train to Brunswick Mines||1630 Sun-Thurs||Bathurst
|587||Ore train to Belledune||0430 Mon-Fri||Bathurst
|402-403||Thru Train||1400 daily ex Sat||Miramichi
|580||Yard-Chatham||1400 Sun, 1600 Mon-Fri||Miramichi
MLW RS18u: 1809, 1813, 1814, 1816, 1818, 1819, 1821, 1829, 1830, 1834,
1835, 1840, 1841, 1845, 1849, 1851, 1853, 1854, 1855, 1856, 1857, 1858,
1859, 1864, 1866, 1867, 1868
Notes: 1809 is used for parts. 1816 needs work (out of service).
1853 and 1855 are both out of service, but should return to service. ex
Canadian Pacific and ex Quebec Gatineau
ALCO/MLW C424: 4210, 4219, 4230, 4235, 4238, 4243
Notes: 4219 used for parts. 4238 and 4243 on hold for use by Quebec
EMD SD40: 6900 (ex CN 5087), 6901 (ex CN 5040), 6904 (ex CN 5021), 6905
(ex CN 5010).
Notes: All rebuilt at Alstom in Montreal in 1999.
Here are a few notes from Justin Babcock, a mechanic on the NBEC. The
RS18u locomotives were intended to provide power for the early years of
the railway, to be replaced in the future. Since then, the RS18s have proven
themselves as good for switching duties and hold a pretty good reputation.
Since Northern New Brunswick has been MLW country for years, these units
are no stranger to the area. NBEC is putting money to keep the units running
for a few years. About 10 units have had their main generator blow and
were sent to Montreal for repairs. Some units have received governor upgrades,
and some are having pollutant taks installed to collect oil/fuel leaks.
The only painted unit in NBEC colors is 1857, but more units are to be
The C424s have an unknown future. They are mostly used as spares with
the SD40s, and will probably be the first units to leave.
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