Canada: VIA Rail says service could take days to resume if blockades lift

By Jeremiah Rodriguez, Writer, CTVNews.ca; February 12, 2020 TORONTO — Via Rail’s cancelled train services could take as long as…

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Canada: CN Rail to shut down Eastern Canadian operations due to protests

From Reuters; February 13, 2020 (Reuters) – Canadian National Railway Co (CNR.TO) will shut operations in Eastern Canada as its…

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Canada: Coastal GasLink pipeline protesters block railway traffic in Ontario

By The Canadian Press, BNN Bloomberg; February 10, 2020 BELLEVILLE, Ont. – Protesters halted train travel along two of VIA Rail’s busiest…

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Freight rail seeks ways to stay afloat amid sinking rail volumes

By Joanna Marsh, Freight Waves; November 24, 2019 As the freight rail industry looks ahead to 2020, the leaders of…

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Strike at Canada’s biggest railroad enters third day as talks continue

From Reuters, Edmonton Sun; November 21, 2019 MONTREAL/WINNIPEG — A strike at Canada’s biggest railroad, Canadian National Railway Co, entered…

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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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OP-ED: Cape Breton, Nova Scotia’s rail line in danger of being dismantled

By Ted Bartlett, Cape Breton Post; September 10, 2019 Possibility provincial government not planning to renew subsidy beyond current fiscal…

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Lack of Freight Trains in Wisconsin Damaging Roads?

By Rob Mentzer, Wisconsin Public Radio; September 3, 2019 Wisconsin’s Northwoods needs more freight trains. That was the message of…

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Canadian National Railway Announces Strategic Acquisition from CSX in the State of New York

A press release from CN; August 29, 2019: CN to acquire Massena Rail Line MONTREAL, Aug. 29, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)…

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Canadian National and CSX Announce New Intermodal Service Offering

A press release from Canadian National Railway; August 8, 2019: MONTREAL, Aug. 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CN (TSX: CNR)…

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Special Canadian Series, Article 3 of 4: Fixing passenger rail

By King’s MJ Students, The Signal, University of King’s College School of Journalism, Halifax, Nova Scotia; August 6, 2019 Article…

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Special Canadian Series, Article 4 of 4: About Standing Still

By Fred Vallance-Jones, The Signal, University of King’s College School of Journalism, Halifax, Nova Scotia; August 6, 2019 Article 4…

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Manitoba: Efforts being made to repair rail line between Hudson Bay and Tisdale

By Angie Rolheiser, Northeast Now; August 7, 2019 Discussions are underway between the Hudson Bay Route Association (HBRA) and Canadian…

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British Columbia: All A’bored: Riding the Sweet, But So Slow, Skeena Train

By Amanda Follett Hosgood, Today | TheTyee.ca; July 16, 2019 “Mommy, I’m booored.” My daughter’s wail comes like a whistle announcing the passenger…

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Michigan/Ontario: Railcars removed, remediation from acid spill continues after Port Huron-Sarnia derailment

By Annalise Frank, Crain’s Detroit Business; July 8, 2019 The roughly 40 railcars blocking an international tunnel joining Port Huron…

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Port Huron, Michigan/Sarnia, Ontario: Cleanup continues at St. Clair River tunnel derailment

By Paul Morden, The Observer; July 1, 2019 Recovery of sulphuric acid that leaked from one of approximately 40 rail…

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Michigan: 40 train cars derail inside Port Huron-to-Sarnia tunnel

By Chad Livengood and Annalise Frank, Crain’s Detroit Business; June 28, 2019 A Canadian National Railway train derailed early Friday…

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Algoma Central: Ontario train advocates plan to raise their voices as election nears

By Elaine Della-Mattia, The Sault Star; June 21, 2019 The pitch to reinstate federal government funding for passenger train service…

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Class One Railroads: How Did Things Get So Bad?

By Steve Banker, Contributor, Forbes; June 12, 2019 On May 22nd and May 23rd, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) held…

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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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Precision Scheduled Railroading: For employees, pain, no gain

By William C. Keppen, Jr., Railway Age Magazine; June 10, 2019 Six out of the seven Class I freight railroads in…

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