Central Manitoba Railway
The Central Manitoba Railway (reporting mark CEMR) is a Canadian shortline railway operating in the province of Manitoba. Owned and operated by Cando, the CEMR is a 118-mile (190 km) short line running from East Selkirk north of Winnipeg to Carman south of Winnipeg. The line serves over 20 transportation customers. The short line was established by Cando in 1999 with the acquisition of CN’s Pine Falls and Carman subdivisions.
CEMR was created in 1999 by Cando Contracting Ltd to purchase the former CN Pine Falls and Carman subdivisions. They use several ex-CN GP9rm's (GR-418a, b or c) and 2 SD40 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 1887–1889 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.
The Central Manitoba Railway currently operates 16 locomotives:
Unit Number: CIT 3806
Unit Number: CEMR 4000
Unit Number: CEMR 4001
Unit Number: CEMR 4002
Unit Number: CEMR 4003
Unit Number: CCGX 4010
Unit Number: CCGX 4011
Unit Number: CEMR 4012
Unit Number: CEMR 4013
Unit Number: CEMR 4014
Unit Number: CEMR 4081
Unit Number: CCGX 4118
Unit Number: CCGX 4119
Unit Number: CCGX 4201
Unit Number: CCGX 4202
Unit Number: CCGX 4203
Unit number: CCGX 4204
Unit Number: CCGX 5201
Unit Number: CCGX 5232
Unit Number: CCGX 5310
Unit Number: CCGX 5311
Unit Number: CEMR 5396
Unit Number: CEFX 6056
Unit Number: CEFX 6057
Unit Number: CCGX 7061
Central Manitoba Railway Overview
Reporting mark: CEMR & CCGX (Cando Contracting)
Dates of operation: 1999–Present
Track gauge: 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Headquarters: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Official Website: http://www.candorail.com/cemr/
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CEMR SD40-2 5396 leading Cando CCGX SD40-2w 5311
By Taylorover9000 - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=38766754
Route of the Central Manitoba Railway
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