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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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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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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Illinois to discuss new ways to expand Amtrak Hiawatha service after IDOT letter reinforces suburban concerns

By Daniel I. Dorfman, Chicago Tribune; May 20, 2019 Leaders in Lake Forest and Glenview are praising a recent announcement…

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No North Shore Holding Tracks In Amtrak Hiawatha Expansion: Illinois Department Of Transportation

By Jonah Meadows, Staff, Patch; May 10, 2019 SPRINGFIELD, IL — The Illinois Department of Transportation announced last week it…

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Canadian Pacific: 1Q2019: ‘Strong momentum’

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; April 24, 2019 Canadian Pacific, coming off a tough winter, posted first-quarter…

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Glenview, Illinois trustees approve additional funding for Amtrak Hiawatha line opposition, pushing total to $541,000

By Alexandra Kukulka, Reporter, Chicago Tribune; April 9, 2019 Glenview has allocated another $36,000 from the 2019 budget toward finding…

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Precision railroading – is it real or hype?

By Jim Blaze, Freight Waves; April 9, 2019 “What is behind PSR modeling?”  Does it really work? Six of the…

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Canada: Alberta’s plan to lease rail cars to move stuck crude expected to reap $2.2 billion in profit

By Lisa Stevens, Dover Daily News; April 5, 2019 Alberta is preparing a giant crude-by-rail operation to help its oilsands…

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Detroit studies restoring passenger trains to Michigan Central Station

By Joel Kurth and Chastity Pratt Dawsey, Detroit Journalism Cooperative, Bridge Magazine; April 3, 2019 DETROIT –  More than 30…

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Railroad tracks being raised along Davenport, Iowa riverfront

By Barb Ickes, Quad City Times; April 2, 2019 Stretches of railroad tracks near the Davenport riverfront are being raised…

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Trans-border: Could passenger train service between Detroit and Toronto reopen?

By Aaron Mondry, Curbed Detroit; April 1, 2019 There hasn’t been passenger rail connecting Detroit and Toronto since the late…

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Amtrak says Hiawatha ridership is up; Glenview, Illinois claims train cars are still under capacity

By Alexandra Kukulka, Reporter, Chicago Tribune; March 26, 2019 While Amtrak officials earlier this month touted increased 2018 ridership on…

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Spring is here and the bears are out in Banff National Park — including the one they call The Boss

By The Canadian Press, National Post; March 26, 2019 BANFF, Alta. — The bears are out and about in Banff…

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