On Track with Reliable, Safe and Environmentally Friendly Service.

If you're looking for an economical, environmentally-friendly way to move your freight, NBM Railways is ready to deliver.

NBM Railways consists of three short line railways, New Brunswick Southern Railway (NBSR), Eastern Maine Railway (EMRY) and Maine Northern Railway (MNR). 

From train crew to track and maintenance shop personnel, safety professionals, and office personnel, we are committed to quality, safety and service. We have received numerous safety and transportation industry awards and continues to raise the bar delivering exceptional railway service with the highest quality people in the industry.

NBM Railways is the only railroad with direct connections from the Atlantic Provinces to the U.S. Class 1 railways, allowing your goods to flow across the entire continent. Well-established alliances with a far-reaching network of rail and truck carriers, provides you with easy, cost-efficient access to all of North America.

Our modern 95,000 square foot distribution center provides indoor railcar loading and caters to customers who are not directly served by rail. We have a proven track record of providing superior railway transport and truck/rail reload operations to industries that include:

  • Lumber, pulp and paper
  • Chips and logs
  • Automobiles
  • Chemicals
  • Bulk and Liquid products - grains, gypsum, rock ballast and specialty stone
  • Consumer products

NBM Railways is a proud member of the J.D. Irving, Limited Group of companies. J.D. Irving Limited(JDI) is a family owned company with over 130 years of service in forestry, industrial, wholesale/retail operations, shipbuilding and transportation & logistics services.

NBM Railways is a member of the JDI Integrated Logistics group: a network of companies that provides a comprehensive range of road, rail and ocean services to the global market.



On the trains, in the maintenance shop, in the office or maintaining our tracks, you can build a long term career here. If working for the railroad captures your imagination, NBM Railways offers a number of progressive positions. NBM Railways careers include:

  • Train Crew
  • Track Maintenance
  • Yard Planners
  • Rail Traffic Controllers
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Sales & Logistics
  • Safety Professionals
  • Administrative Professionals
  • Operations Supervisors
  • Business Analysts

    Finding a better way

    Rail transport is an energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly transportation solution. Trains use less energy and emit fewer Green House Gases per ton mile than alternative transportation methods.

    NBM Railways continues to invest in clean technologies that provide our operations with environmentally-friendly and sustainable solutions like Wi-Tronix and SmartStart technologies.

    NBM Railways is an early adopter of Wi-Tronix technology, which wirelessly monitors the performance of our fleet by way of fuel conservation, geo-mapping and locomotive fault detection. This provides "just in time" data to take action as required and to optimize our performance.