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Canadian American Railroad

August 14, 2019


the Canadian American railroad was a railroad that operated between brownville Junction main and lennoxville Quebec the railroad later expanded West to Farnham Quebec and then streets on Sarah Chile Quebec with running rights on Canadian Pacific Railway to Montreal Quebec cdac was established in 1994 and operated as a railroad between 1995 and 2002 it was owned by transportation holding company iron Road railways beginning in 1993 CP Rail announced its intention to abandon or sell its Canadian Atlantic railway subsidiary due to declining traffic levels in early January 1995 the eastern portion of the car main line from Saint John New Brunswick brownville junction main were sold to industrial conglomerate JD Irving Limited which created the new brunswick southern railway and eastern maine railway as subsidiaries owning this section gave jdi access to interchange points with CN rail its and John New Brunswick guilford rail system at Matt awam ki AAG mein and banker and Arastoo Crale road at brownville junction me also in early January 1995 the western portion of the car main line from brownville junction to lenhartsville Quebec’s or operation transferred to the Canadian American railroad which was a joint venture of iron Road railways and fieldcrest Canon incorporated established in mid nineteen ninety-four in March 1995 cdac completed purchase of this portion of the car main line from CP at that time and Road railways bought out the interest of fieldcrest canon to assume complete control also in March 1995 and Road railways purchase the bar creating a t-shaped system focused on the interchange points brownville junction and road railways also entered into an agreement with JD Irving to market the entire line from lennoxville to st. John however EMR and NBS are remained the operator for the I nice Tove brownville Junction for the remainder of the 1990s cdac was able to dramatically increase the amount of freight traffic handled from what CP had carried largely due to aggressive marketing and customized service particularly for the forestry industry after several years cdac operations extended west from lenoxville to a junction in Farnham quebec after Ryan Road railways purchase to form a CP route in northern Vermont cdac trains also handled traffic from bar and intermodal traffic from st. John the growth of intermodal traffic source edac received racket rights / CP from Farnham to Montreal wet trains terminated at Cote saint-luc yard CDA seized physical plant suffered due to deferred maintenance as the holding company iron Road railways encountered financial difficulties by the early 2000s plans to improve infrastructure for brownville junction to Farnham during 1999 never stalled cdac and bar and its affiliates filed for bankruptcy in 2001 on 8 october 2002 the montreal maine and atlantic railway acquired all of the assets of iron Road railways operations in Maine quebec and vermont including cdac in bar

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