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               Welcome to the home of the
ISLAND CENTRAL RAILWAY
New Brunswick Division
Quispamsis, New Brunswick, Canada
 
An HO Scale Model Railroad System
 
Celebrating 28 years at the present location 1985-2013
 
 
 
 
Grand Bay on the Island Central, as new ICR P42s show off their custom colours.   August 2012.
 
 
THE ISLAND CENTRAL RAILWAY

    
Doug Devine’s contemporary version of CP Rail’s former Saint John, New Brunswick line is the ISLAND CENTRAL.   With major rail facilities in Saint John and McAdam, a long mainline and lots of staging tracks, operators of this railway enjoy a wide range of activity.   Fast bridge line  traffic, VIA’s ATLANTIC, AMTRAK’s DOWN EASTER, mainline wayfreight, branch locals and lots of terminal and industrial switching are all part of the mix.   A crew can quite happily become engaged in operating one of Saint John’s six yards and not see the rest of the railway for an entire evening if wished.   This is a big railway.

     As in the real world of Southern New Brunswick, the ICR handles large quantities of international container traffic to and from Canada’s East Coast ports, petroleum products from a huge refinery, numerous products to and from five pulp and paper mills, domestic automobiles and a lot more.   A fleet of ancient mostly GP-40 and 38 locomotives is maintained to haul much of this traffic assisted by run-thru units from CN, CP RAIL, Guilford Maine Central and on rare occasions NS.

    Having had the first model rail laid in 1969, the ICR has a history in its own right.  The current version has been around since 1984 and the recently refurbished model of Saint John’s Union Station, since 1985.   But this railway is constantly changing. and improving.   Finishing touches are being put on the CN yard in Saint John.   Soon the rebuilding of the Gagetown branch terminal will be completed,  and then there is a more exact copy of the McAdam station begging to be built!

     Model railroader visitors are welcome at the Island Central.   Advance arrangements advised.   
 
  
 
 NEW McAdam Station placed in service 22 June 2011! See more photos The NEW McAdam Station 
 
ICR NEWS June 2013
FOR WALTHERS PASSENGER CARS THERE IS LIFE AFTER DEATH!
 
Read it HERE!
 
NEW!   ICR History 1969-2010 HERE
 
 
 
The ICR Crew Lounge has been renovated, see it here.
 

 
 
 
The silence of the rugged wilderness is broken by the horns of the CP powered ICR freight train at Ruth. 

 
YouTube VIDEO of ICR  in operation - see and hear trains in action! Many other videos of the ICR on YouTube too! 

Click HERE  15 October 2009
 

          Probably best suited for high speed Internet connections, sorry!
 
 

Videos by Bob Boudreau, Saint John, N. B.


 
PLEASE NOTE: The ICR Management  has limited Internet access at this time.  To contact the ICR, please send to jdouglasdevine (at) yahoo.ca
 
 
 
 
Website and Photography by Bob Boudreau, Saint John, N. B.
 
Updated 21 February 2017