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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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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Canadian Pacific Railway investing in wheel crack detection safety technology

By Amanda Stephenson, Calgary Herald; March 13, 2019 Calgary-based Canadian Pacific Railway is investing in new technology to detect problems…

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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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Conservation groups raise concerns about rail link between Banff and Calgary, Alberta

By Rosa Saba, Star Calgary, The Star; March 4, 2019 CALGARY—Alberta wildlife and conservation groups are raising concerns about the…

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Spilled grain from Banff Canadian Pacific freight train derailment could be a problem for bears: Parks Canada

By The Canadian Press And Amanda Stephenson, Calgary Herald; March 1, 2019 Spilled grain from a freight train derailment could…

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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 transport minister orders all trains to use hand brakes after fatal derailment

By Brennan Doherty, The Star Calgary; February 8, 2019 CALGARY—Days after a Canadian Pacific Railway train began sliding down a…

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Canadian Pacific Railway update on Field, British Columbia derailment

A press release from Canadian Pacific Railway; February 8, 2019: CALGARY, Feb. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Canadian Pacific (TSX: CP)…

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Teamsters Canada Applauds Order to Use Train Handbrakes on Mountain Slopes

A press release from Teamsters Canada; February 8, 2019: Calgary, Feb. 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Teamsters are applauding Transport…

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