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Nicoalbum

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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 6:30:42 PM

There is a sign marking the start of the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway line south of Montreal, but it’s hardly needed: Simply look for the piles of discarded track and cracked and rotting ties amid the ragweed, out past the point where the CP Railway ends in a well-groomed rail bed

In the 1990s, the CPR declared Montreal the end of the line, abandoning or selling almost everything to the east. Today, this is Mile 1 of the modest 510-mile network run by MM&A, the biggest of a series of a handful of operators keeping this route to NB alive

Not many would like to see the railway abandoned – they see the train as vital to keeping rare manufacturing jobs in their regions

This week The Globe and Mail travelled to stops along the line, finding feelings about the tracks very mixed
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oldmack
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2013 3:12:20 AM

ok
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Amplion
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 2:54:50 AM

This railroad is needed to continue to serve the area. Policies of the rich & greedy caused this disaster.

MM&A control needs to come to an end !!! Good people who are willing to put safety first should be put in control of this railroad.
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gbs1
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 2:18:59 AM

Interesting
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StanleyCup
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 2:06:07 AM

Pep....the proposed Keystone pipeline was never meant to handle all oil from Canada. This crude oil was destined for Irving Oil Ltd's refinery in Saint John, New Brunswick. (http://ca.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idCABRE9660GU20130707)

The 47 people that lost their lives from this tragic accident, would have never been saved by the proposed Keystone pipeline. This accident was due to human error.

Great article Nicoalbum, thanks for posting it.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 1:17:47 AM

ok...
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Nicoalbum
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 11:13:32 PM

It is not possible to ship all Alberta oïl using pipelines.
Pipelines do not go everywhere

MM&A train was carrying oil from North Dakota, where pipelines cannot be connected
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:48:26 PM

"The Keystone pipeline would not have prevented the accident in Quebec!"
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Unfortunately for the dead in Quebec we'll never know!

The fact of the matter is that these innocent folks are dead, and if the KXL had been approved the oil would have had a safer less expensive mode of transport. Canadian oil will be shipped, that cannot be denied.

Why not ship that oil by the safest means available???
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Jeff1944
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:28:39 PM

Rambling article; get to the point or quit posting for volumes.
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Suzzoom
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 9:41:59 PM

Might they not need it to transport oil or other valuable commodities?
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StanleyCup
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 9:17:07 PM

The Keystone pipeline would not have prevented the accident in Quebec!
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montpelier28
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 9:04:10 PM

Hope they keep it, ours is now a rail trail.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 8:56:33 PM

OK
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 7:53:01 PM

I think you are right humblepie.

It is in the best interest of both Canada and the US to minimize shipping oil by rail by permitting the KXL to transport oil much more safely. It will save lives. And we might not be mourning the lives of the folks in Quebec.

[Edited by: drpepperTX at 7/27/2013 7:55:54 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 7:45:08 PM

Need rail.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 6:33:12 PM

i think mma is all but done
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Nicoalbum
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 6:32:31 PM

Everyone needs these tracks - but under an effective management and care, unlike it had been until Jul 6 catastrophe
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