As I had mentioned in a previous post I had several projects planed for this summer and one of them is traceing the orgional 7.6 Km's of trackage from Campbellton NB to Christopher Brook near Tide Head NB. Last weeks Tribune had given me some much needed answers and also doing some research on line I have found what could be a discrepency in my findings and the published article in the January 9th edition of the Campbellton Tribune. I'm not sure but I will get this puzzle solved soon. Part one of the article is written by Yvon Roy as is said in the paper.
I have been able to obtain an arial photograph of Campbellton from the late 1950's circa 1958 the photograph had shown the outline of the former 7.6Km line running from it's origonal mile 00.00 at the Campbellton yard and make the half loop to the INR station on what it present day Arron Street and make it's way down Val D'mour road then through some what is now a thicket of trees crossing walker brook and makeing it's way to the base of Sugarloaf mountain and through present day Sugarloaf Provincial park. I have been able to trace that part of the line pretty good. However in the Tribune article the claim is different. The author say's the line ran from the former INR station on what is now Malcom street and went down a steep grade crossing present day Val D'mour road and eventually makeing it's way to the base of Sugarloaf mountain however the arial photograph I seen show's differently unless I'm not reading the picture properly. Eitherway it's worth some looking into I'll write more at a later date regarding the newspaper article as I am still researching this section of track and for the most part it'll have to wait till spring comes so that I may follow the former line to Christopher Brook and take some pictures, who knows maybe a railroad tie or rail might have been forgotten you never know!
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