Central Manitoba Railway

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Central Manitoba Railway
Reporting mark CEMR
Locale Manitoba
Dates of operation 1999–Present
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Headquarters Pine Falls, Manitoba

The Central Manitoba Railway (reporting mark CEMR) is a Canadian shortline railway operating in the province of Manitoba.

Central Manitoba Railway
Pine Falls Sub
67.5 Pine Falls
66.4 Manitoba Paper Spur
65.9 McCarl
53.3 Stead
41.1 End of Track (May 2013)
24 East Selkirk
23.1 Manitoba Hydro Spur
22.4 Brainerd
17.1 Gonor
10.2 Manlius
North Transcona Yards
4.1 Pine Jct CP Keewatin Sub
Griffin Canada/Transcona
0.2 Peters
0 Beach Jct CN Reddit Sub
Carman Sub
0 Carman Jct CN Carman Sub
13.3 Sanford
21.8 Brunkild
25.4 Mollard
30.1 Sperling
37.2 Homewood
to Elm Creek
43.6 Carman
50.5 Graysville

CEMR was created in 1999 by Cando Contracting Ltd[1] to purchase the former CN Pine Falls and Carman subdivisions. They use three ex-CN GP9rm's (GR-418a, b or c) locomotives, and run trains twice weekly on the Pine Falls and Carman subdivisions (Pine Falls sub 67 miles (108 km), Carman sub 51 miles (82 km)). They run five days a week (weekdays) in the Norcran Industrial Area in North Transcona. They purchased a former CPR yard that was built in 1887–9 and built a new shop-house and diesel repair facility. They also repair cars for other railways.

They run on 115 & 132 pound per yard (50 kg/m) rail on the Carman sub, and 85 pound per yard (42 kg/m) light rail on the Pine Falls sub, one of the few light rail branches existing in Manitoba.

Livery: A black top and bottom broken by red and white stripes down the middle with the CEMR "bison" logo and a larger grey stripe and large white engine numbers on the sides..

Locomotives[edit]

Central Manitoba Railway currently operates 17 locomotives. [2]

Unit Number Built Type Notes
CEMR 4000 March 1955 GP9RM Ex-CN 4020, acquired 1999.
CEMR 4001 September 1955 GP9RM Ex-CN 4025, acquired 1999.
CEMR 4002 April 1955 GP9RM Ex-CN 4026, acquired 1999.
CEMR 4003 January 1958 GP9RM Ex-CN 4007, acquired 1999.
CCGX 4010 January 1958 GP9RM Ex-CN 4010, acquired ????.
CCGX 4011 January 1958 GP9RM Ex-CN 4011, acquired 2004
CEMR 4012 January 1958 GP9RM Ex-CN 4008, acquired 2004
CEMR 4013 July 1956 GP9RM Ex-CN 4013, acquired 2004
CEMR 4014 November 1957 GP9RM Ex-CN 4001, acquired 2004
CEMR 4081 June 1956 GP9 Ex-GTW 4446, acquired 2006
CCGX 4118 1955 GP9 Ex-CN 4118, acquired 2012
CCGX 4119 1955 GP9 Ex-CN 4119, acquired 2012
CCGX 4202 February 1964 GP38 Ex-CP, acquired 2015
CCGX 5232 November 1971 SD40 Ex-CN 5232, acquired ????
CCGX 5311 1978 SD40-2W Ex-CN 5311/DESX 5311, acquired 2014
CEMR 5396 1978 SD40-2 Ex-CN 5396, nee CP 5784
CCGX 7061 1955 GP9 Ex-CN 7061, acquired 2012

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