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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Worldwide: Private Rail Cars Will Soon Become The Ultimate Social Distancing Escape

By Jim Dobson, Senior Contributor, Forbes; May 29, 2020 A new resurgence of the Golden Age is on the horizon…

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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, Ontario: Canadian Pacific Railway launching daily tribute to COVID-19 emergency workers

By Bryan Passifume, Toronto Sun; April 3, 2020 As part of the global movement to pay tribute to emergency workers…

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Canada: CP Rail employees were told not to self-isolate after vacation until federal officials stepped in

By Joel Dryden, CBC News; March 21, 2020 After a week of asserting its employees should not be subject to…

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Canada: Behind CN, CP’s quiet deal to skirt railway blockades and keep Canada’s vital goods moving

By Ashley Burke, CBC News; February 25, 2020 Quiet talks brokered by a government desperate to stop a growing economic…

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Canada: $850 million worth of manufactured goods are ‘sitting idle’ every day that rail lines are blocked

By Sam McGriskin, The Post Millennial.; February 26, 2020 Blockades across the country continue to put a halt on the…

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Opinion: Canadian Pacific aims to become transcontinental once again

By Alan Freeman, iPolitics.ca; November 28, 2019 At first glance, it looks like one of the strangest business deals of…

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Canadian Pacific wants back into the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick

By Connell Smith, CBC News; November 27, 2019 Twenty-five years after selling off or abandoning its rail operations to the…

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Canadian Pacific Railway to acquire railway that owns tracks involved in Lac-Megantic disaster

From The Canadian Press, Ottawamatters.com; November 21, 2019 Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. has entered into a US$130-million deal to acquire…

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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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Commentary: The good and bad of precision scheduled railroading

By Ben Thrower, Contributor, Freight Waves; November 1, 2019 The railroads have been riding a bumpy track for the past…

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What timetables tell you about traveling: Getting There

By Jim Cameron, The Middletown Press; October 13, 2019 I love reading timetables. Not the new ones on smartphone apps,…

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Complicated web leaves future of Ontario short-line rail unknown

By Elaine Della-Mattia, The Sault Star; October 9, 2019 Regulations are in place that prevents federally regulated rail lines from…

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Customers cheer regulator’s action against railroad demurrage charges

By Ellen Schneider and Will Robinson, Jacksonville Business Journal; October 8, 2019 The Surface Transportation Board is “deeply troubled” and…

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Canada: Former CAQ MNA aims to launch overnight train service between Montreal and New York City

By René Bruemmer, Montreal Gazette; August 21, 2019 The time is nigh for an overnight train between Montreal and New…

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VIA Rail Canada’s case for major rail project better without Montreal-Quebec leg, according to federal document

By Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press, National Post; July 28, 2019 OTTAWA — Via Rail’s business case for a multibillion-dollar…

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Canadian Editorial: Ottawa’s romance with train travel, and how much it could cost you

An Editorial Opinion From The Globe And Mail; July 29, 2019 The construction of a railway line that linked the…

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Wisconsin Department of Transportation leader says Hiawatha service could add two daily round trips without Illinois’ assistance

By Alex Zank, BizTimes, Milwaukee Business News; July 17, 2019 Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary-designee Craig Thompson said he believes…

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Canadian Pacific Railway sues semi driver for $1.13 million after Elstow derailment

By Bre McAdam, Saskatoon StarPhoenix; July 17, 2019 Canadian Pacific (CP) Railway is claiming that a Saskatoon semi driver who…

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Maine: Bangor and Aroostook Railroad had decades-long history throughout The County

By Melissa Lizotte, The County; July 2, 2019 FORT FAIRFIELD, Maine — Before the days when tractor trailer trucks and…

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How driving a train became one of Canada’s Best Jobs

By Mariyam Khaja, Canadian Business; June 11, 2019 While working in the office of an insurance company back in 2007,…

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Canada: Alberta’s government in talks about offloading crude-by-rail contracts to private sector, Kenney says

By Thomson Reuters, CBC News; June 11, 2019 The Alberta government has started talks with the private sector about Canadian…

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