Building a successful track record
NB Southern Railway is a short line that has evolved into a success story in a relatively short period of time.
The railway line itself has a long and rich history dating back to its inception in the late 1800’s.
“The building and laying of track known as the “Western Extension” began in 1865 from Saint John. It made its way to Vanceboro in 1871 where it connected with the US railway that eventually made its way though to Montreal and later to the West Coast as CP Rail. The ceremony in Vanceboro was attended by American President Ulysses S Grant. “
By the early 1990’s, CP Rail System was looking to discontinue its rail operations in the Maritimes.
Sensing the importance of keeping a direct rail link to the U.S. Market, the J.D. Irving Group stepped in and purchased the physical railway assets between Saint John and Brownville, Maine.
On January 6, 1995, NB Southern Railway was born and the wheels were set in motion to build a top-quality transportation solutions provider.
The company has experienced significant growth and continuous improvement from day one.
In the spring of 1995, Eastern Maine Railway Company Limited (EMR) came under NBSR operational control.
Today, NBSR has built a strong reputation delivering economical and environmentally-friendly transportations solutions to major oil companies, large chemical producers, pulp and paper companies, automobile manufacturers, consumer products and logistics providers.
NBSR is a proud member of the Irving Group of companies. JD Irving Limited (JDI) is a family owned company with over 125 years of service in forestry, oil and gas, wholesale/retail operations, shipbuilding and transportation services.
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J.D. Irving, Limited
J.D. Irving, Limited is a diverse family owned company with operations in Canada and the United States. For over 125 years, our focus has been on providing quality service and products to customers around the world. Dedicated to using the best practices to make the best products. Learn more about J.D. Irving, Limited.
NBSR delivers full service transportation solutions that are economical and environmentally friendly. Services include rail haulage and switching, reload and transload, intermodal, logistics, track maintenance and rail car maintenance. Find out how NBSR's wide range transportation solutions and logistics services can benefit you.
Our head office is located in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. In addition, we have over 100 partnerships with aligned over the road carriers and rail/reload operations. Explore our locations.