Canada, British Columbia/Alberta/Manitoba: VIA Rail Announces a Gradual Service Resumption in Western Canada

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; October 20, 2020: MONTRÉAL, Oct. 20, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ -VIA Rail Canada (VIA…

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U.S./Canada, Alaska/Alberta: Permit in hand, an entrepreneur starts on Alaska-Alberta Railway

By Michael Bellusci, AJOT.com; October 1, 2020 The team behind the proposed Alaska to Alberta railway aims to start prep…

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U.S., Alaska: Trump gives approval for Alberta-Alaska rail line to move resources

From Must Read Alaska; September 25, 2020 President Donald Trump says he is issuing a presidential permit for what’s known…

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U.S./Canada: 9 Grand Railroad Hotels In North America And Why You Should Visit

By Cindy Barks; Travel Awaits; August 24, 2020 From beachside beauties to desert oases to mountaintop chateaus, historic railroad hotels…

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Canada, Alberta Opinion: Take Alberta back to the future by expanding passenger rail service

By Jacquie Fenske, Edmonton Journal; August 13, 2020 To empower our communities, unite our province, and grow our economy, Alberta…

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Canada, British Columbia: Passengers slow to return to VIA Rail

By Ted Clarke, Prince George Citizen; August 2, 2020 The VIA passenger train rolled out of the station in downtown…

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Canada, British Columbia and Alberta: Rocky Mountaineer cancels 2020 season

By James Peters, CFJC Today; July 22, 2020 VANCOUVER — It’s a big blow to the Kamloops tourism sector. Rocky…

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Canada, Alberta: Plans for Banff-Norquay gondola still in play

By Todd Saelhof, Calgary Herald; July 9, 2020 A gondola link between Banff and Mount Norquay remains high on the…

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U.S. – Canada, Alaska – Alberta: With start of surveying activities, A2A Rail achieves another development milestone

A press release from Alaska-Alberta Railway Development Corporation; July 7, 2020: Alaska – Alberta Rail initiates surveying activities in Alberta.…

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North, Central and South America: Seven train trips through the Americas, from Canada to Peru

By Tim Pile, South China Morning Post; July 3, 2020 From luxurious tourist trains to sugar-cane railways, heritage steam lines…

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Canada – Varcoe: Calgary to Banff rail link eyed in UCP’s grand recovery plan

By Chris Varcoe, Calgary Herald; July 2, 2020 Alberta’s new economic recovery plan doesn’t lack for ambition. Premier Jason Kenney…

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Canada, Alberta: Grizzly bears eating grain contaminated with heavy metals and hydrocarbons

By Cathy Ellis, St. Albert Today; April 16, 2020 BANFF – Bears are feeding on contaminated grain and vegetation along the…

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Canada: VIA Rail reducing service amid COVID-19 pandemic

From CBC News; March 19, 2020 Via Rail has announced it is halting some routes, as well as extending some previous cancellations,…

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Canada, Commentary – Chris Selley: Let’s kill The Canadian, surely the First World’s most dysfunctional train

Editor’s Note: While every effort is made to present a wide range of news and opinion articles on this website…

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Canada: Christmas Comes Early for Rocky Mountaineer with its New Rail Car Delivery

A press release from Rocky Mountaineer; December 12, 2019: Santa brings special gift in time for company’s 30th anniversary year…

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Commemorative locomotives transported undercover into Canada for big reveal

By Helen Pike, CBC News; November 11, 2019 Five locomotives transported across the U.S. border into Canada, wrapped and hidden,…

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Canada: Oil companies ready to pounce on extra rail cars to ramp up production

By Janet French, Edmonton Journal; October 31, 2019 Oil companies say they’re already rounding up rail cars in response to…

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Special Canadian Series, Article 2 of 4: Beautiful views-unreliable schedule

By King’s MJ Students, The Signal, University of King’s College School of Journalism, Halifax, Nova Scotia; August 6, 2019 Article…

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10 Of The Most Beautiful Train Journeys In North America

By Evan Alexander, The Travel; August 3, 2019 Roaring steam engines might no longer boast the same allure of days gone…

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British Columbia: All A’bored: Riding the Sweet, But So Slow, Skeena Train

By Amanda Follett Hosgood, Today | TheTyee.ca; July 16, 2019 “Mommy, I’m booored.” My daughter’s wail comes like a whistle announcing the passenger…

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Canadian Pacific appoints Andrea Robertson and Edward R. Hamberger to its Board of Directors

A press release from Canadian Pacific Railway, Limited; July 15, 2019: CALGARY, July 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Canadian Pacific Railway Limited…

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Alaska Railroad OKs historic pact to build new U.S.-Canada rail connection

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; June 28, 2019 Alaska Railroad Corp. (ARRC) and Alaska to Alberta Railway Development Corp. (A2A) have…

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Riding the Canadian rails: 2 experiences on different tracks

By TravelSquire Staff, Ladders; June 21, 2019 “All aboard,” announces the service manager, and we’re off from Vancouver. Making our…

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