The Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway
is a Class II freight railroad
operating in the U.S.
states of Maine
and the Canadian
provinces of New Brunswick
. Its Canadian subsidiary is the Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Canada Company
. The entire system is owned by Rail World, Inc.
and is headquartered near Bangor, Maine
The railroad was formed in October 2002 by Rail World, Inc.
to combine the following lines that were threatened by the bankruptcy of holding company Iron Road Railways
Closing of the sale by the trustee for Iron Road Railways took place in January 2003 when MMA began operations over 745 miles of track. Currently, an average of around 25 trains are operated each day, and the company employs roughly 350 people.
Northern Maine abandonment
In early February 2010, the MM&A filed a notice of intent
with the Surface Transportation Board
(STB) that it intended to abandon of track in northern Maine, between Madawaska and Millinocket, part of the original Bangor & Aroostook Railroad
's mainline, which had been bought by the MMA in 2003.
Affected lines include track serving Houlton, Presque Isle, Caribou and Fort Kent. MMA lines between Millinocket and Montreal, Brownville and Searsport, and Madawaska to Van Buren are not included in this... Read More