Monday, May 20, 2013

Maine Northern RR to Run Two Passenger Excursions May 25, 2013

(via the NewsWire)

PREQUE ISLE, Maine – Two passenger excursions will operate over the Maine Northern Railway over Memorial Day Weekend from Presque Isle to Scopan Lake, Maine. The trips will raise funds for children’s healthcare in the area.

Maine Northern, health care provider TAMC, and WAGM-TV are partnering to offer the special excursions on May 25 to benefit children’s healthcare. Trains will depart Presque Isle at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Three passenger cars will be brought in for the event from Maine Northern’s sister company, New Brunswick Southern Railway, and can seat 200 passengers on each run.

Tickets for the excursions are $20 per person. They can be purchased online at or in person at TAMC’s A.R. Gould Memorial Hospital on Academy Street in Presque Isle in the gift shop.

“On behalf of the 42 men and women at the Maine Northern Railway we are very pleased to help out with this event,” Maine Northern General Manager Ian Simpson says. “It is a great way to give back and support the good work of TAMC in providing health care service to Northern Maine.”

The New Brunswick Railway Co., a holding company, owns Maine Northern Railway and is part of “Irving Transportation Services,” a division within industrial conglomerate J.D. Irving Limited.

Maine Northern operates over tracks that were originally owned by the Bangor & Aroostook but were most recently owned and operated by the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway. About 233 miles of the railroad’s route is owned by the state of Maine, while an additional 25 miles is owned by Maine Northern outright, including track in Canada.

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