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Statement from Wayne Power, Vice President of J.D. Irving Transportation and Logistics Division

SAINT JOHN, NB:  Today, Eastern Maine Railway Company partnered with Springfield Terminal Railway Company to bid for the Maine portions of the Maine Montreal and Atlantic (MMA) rail line.  In the end, the trustee went forward with a single buyer of the entire MMA railway line (Maine, Quebec, and Vermont track).   We look forward to working with Fortress Investment Group of New York as they assume operation of the MMA railway.

J.D. Irving Transportation Division operates three short line railroads - the Eastern Maine Railway (EMR), Maine Northern Railway (MNR), and New Brunswick Southern Railway (NBSR) - covering 883 kilometres (549 miles) of track.