Canadian National Railway investing more than $245 million to expand and strengthen Saskatchewan’s rail infrastructure in 2019

A press release from Canadian National Railway; March 18, 2019: SASKATOON, Saskatchewan, March 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CN (TSX:…

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Back on the track: new life for Alberta rail hopper cars

By Jeremy Simes, The Western Producer; March 14, 2019 Some of Alberta’s emblematic rail cars are getting a new life,…

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Amtrak: Host railroads earn ‘C’ average for on-time performance

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; March 11, 2019 Canadian Pacific was the only Class I to receive an “A” for hosting…

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Canadian National, Canadian Pacific Rail appealing federal transport minister’s order for use of handbrakes on stopped trains

By The Canadian Press, CTV News Vancouver; March 9, 2019 CALGARY – Canada’s two largest railways are appealing Transport Minister…

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Canada: Centenary anniversary of Canadian National Railway Company celebrated on new gold coins

By Michael Alexander, Coin Update; March 1, 2019 The Royal Canadian Mint has released new gold coins in time for…

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Frustrated Canadian rail shippers look for other options

By Brian Cross, The Western Producer; February 28, 2019 Concerns about unreliable rail service haven’t disappeared since the passage of…

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Province of Alberta scales back crude-by-rail plan, will lease 4,400 cars

By Dustin Cook, Edmonton Journal; February 19, 2019 The Alberta government will lease 4,400 rail cars to move oil out…

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Opinion from Vancouver: Passengers, tourism, must be considered in railroad discussions

By Steve Sammut, Vancouver Sun; February 14, 2019 With the May 2018 amendments to the Canada Transportation Act, the Canadian…

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Canadian National Railway infrastructure workers ratify new contract with 14-per-cent wage increase

By The Canadian Press, Montreal Gazette; February 5, 2019 TORONTO — Canadian National Railway and the union representing 3,000 employees…

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Canadian railroads re-write drug policies for workers in light of cannabis legalization

By Erik White, CBC News; February 1, 2019 As of Feb. 1, Go Train drivers in southern Ontario are forbidden…

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Canadian National Railway mechanics ratify four-year contract with 11% wage increase

By The Canadian Press, BNN Bloomberg; January 30, 2019 MONTREAL – The union representing Canadian National Railway mechanics, electricians and…

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Canadian National building strong momentum into 2019

A press release from Canadian National Railway; January 29, 2019: Q4 results driven by solid top-line growth and significantly improved…

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Opinion: The railroads still belong to Hunter Harrison — even now that he’s gone

By Howard Green, Financial Post; January 24, 2019 Anyone who can furnish a resume showing they worked under four-time railroad…

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Ontario’s Algoma Central: CAPT readies to up lobby efforts for passenger rail service

By Elaine Della-Mattia, The Sault Star; January 22, 2019 With a federal election just nine months away and one final…

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‘A total mess’: Railways ration space as congestion worsens, leaving commodity companies in the lurch

By Rod Nickel, Reuters, Financial Post; January 21, 2019 WINNIPEG — Canada’s two major railways are rationing space on trains…

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Canadian Transportation Agency to investigate possible freight rail problems in Vancouver

By The Canadian Press, CTV News; January 14, 2019 GATINEAU, Que. — The Canadian Transportation Agency will investigate possible problems…

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Video Interview: 2019 Railway Age Magazine Railroader of the Year – Jean-Jacques ‘JJ’ Ruest, Canadian National

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; January 11, 2019 CN President and CEO Jean-Jacques “JJ” Ruest, Railway Age’s…

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The Canadian invasion of U.S. freight railroading continues: Union Pacific names Jim Vena Chief Operating Officer

A press release from Union Pacific Railroad; January 7, 2019: OMAHA, Neb., Jan. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Union Pacific today named…

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Transport Canada calls on railroads to revise work/rest rules

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; December 27, 2018 Canada’s Transport Minister Marc Garneau has ordered the nation’s railroads to revise their…

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Fixing Chicago’s freight rail congestion

By Katie Pyzyk, Smart Cities Dive; November 12, 2018 As goods and raw materials make their way to all parts…

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