Ontario: Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains launches third letter writing campaign

By Elaine Della-Mattia, The Sault Star; May 15, 2019 The Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains has embarked upon a third…

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Canada: Rocky Mountaineer pays homage to fromer Canadian National Chairman McLean

By Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; May 13, 2019 Canadian rail-tour company Rocky Mountaineer recently revealed that it…

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Canadian crude by rail a ‘temporary’ solution to pipeline shortage: CN Rail CEO

By Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press, Financial Post; April 30, 2019 MONTREAL — The head of Canada’s largest railway says…

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Wabtec Delivers 1000th Evolution Locomotive

From Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide; April 25, 2019 Wabtec marked the delivery of the 1000th Evolution Series Tier 4…

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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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Canadian National suspends practice of laying materials between railway tracks

By Alexandra Mazur and Neil McArtney, Global News; March 28, 2019 CN Rail has confirmed to Global News that they…

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Saskatchewan and Manitoba: Closed railway could cut 200 miles on way to Churchill

By Jessica R. Durling, East Central Recorder; March 27, 2019 MISTATIM — The Tisdale east subdivision railway track was closed…

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Transportation Safety Board issues warning after 2 VIA Rail Canada trains seriously damaged

By Blair Rhodes, CBC News; March 28, 2019 Canada’s transportation safety watchdog is issuing a warning after two Via passenger trains…

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‘It could have easily derailed’: VIA Rail insider on train accident near Debert, Nova Scotia

By Elizabeth McSheffrey, Reporter, Global News; March 25, 2019 No one was hurt when a passenger train stopped on the…

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Ontario: What’s the future of the Agawa Canyon Tour Train?

By Ian Ross, Northern Ontario Business; March 22, 2019 With the looming expiration of an operating agreement to run the…

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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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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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