Canadian Pacific appoints Andrea Robertson and Edward R. Hamberger to its Board of Directors

A press release from Canadian Pacific Railway, Limited; July 15, 2019: CALGARY, July 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Canadian Pacific Railway Limited…

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Law protects those with obesity from discrimination,Washington State Supreme Court says

By Jim Camden, The Spokesman-Review; July 11, 2019 OLYMPIA – Employers can’t refuse to hire someone just because he or…

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Former employee sues CSX for breach of contract

By Max Marbut, Associate Editor, Jacksonville Daily Record; July 11, 2019 A former employee has filed a lawsuit against CSX…

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State, Pan Am Railways to modernize line through Central Maine

By Andrew Rice, Sun Journal; July 10, 2019 LEWISTON — State transportation officials and Pan Am Railways are teaming up…

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Union Pacific laying off workers in Illinois as it streamlines operations

By Abdel Jimenez, Chicago Tribune; July 10, 2019 Union Pacific is scaling back operations at two facilities in Illinois as…

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Dozens of brand-new Jeeps, pickups destroyed as 33-car train derails, Nevada cops say

By Jared Gilmour, Belleview News-Democrat; July 10, 2019 A train derailment in rural Nevada on Wednesday morning crushed and destroyed…

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Commentary: The future of railway-hauled scrap metals

By Jim Blaze, Freight Waves; July 8, 2019 The future of railway-hauled scrap metals is profitable but slowly declining. Scrap…

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California: Merced to Bay Area high-speed rail preferred alternatives released

By Mischa Wanek-Libman, Mass Transit Magazine; July 8, 2019 The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) released the State’s Preferred Alternatives…

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Supply shipments resume for Churchill, Manitoba after railway washout

By Dylan Robertson, Winnipeg Free Press; July 10, 2019 OTTAWA — Winnipeg’s surface link to Nunavut is back in service, with…

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Opinion: Safety first? Or privacy first?

By David Schanoes, Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; July 9, 2019 I have this friend, a railroad professional. I know I would…

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Rising fuel costs drive railroads to hone idle reduction and energy management practices

By Vesna Brajkovic, Associate Editor, Progressive Railroading Magazine; July 2019 With fuel expenses for all Class I railroads steadily increasing…

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Canada: Less rail freight, more passengers for Ontario Northland

From Nugget Staff, The Cold Lake Sun; July 10, 2019 Ontario Northland saw a slight dip in rail freight but…

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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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North Carolina Railroad sued over documents on killed transit project

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; July 2, 2019 The Southern Environmental Law Center is taking the N.C. Railroad to…

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House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman DeFazio: GAO finds lack of safety data on longer trains

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; July 8, 2019 A Government Accountability Office (GAO) study on train lengths showed that while the…

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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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St. Petersburg, Florida sues CSX over downtown property

By Will Robinson, Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal; July 2, 2019 The City of St. Petersburg is taking Jacksonville-based railroad CSX…

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Virginia transportation board OKs rail funding

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; July 1, 2019 Virginia’s Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) last month approved fiscal-year 2020 budgets for the…

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India: A nation’s history, on track

A Book Review By Gaurav Kanthwal, The Tribune; July 2, 2019 What is the Hindi word for a train? Loh-path-gamini…

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Congressmen seek longer comment period for LNG-by-rail permit request

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; July 1, 2019 House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) and U.S. Rep. Tom…

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Brookfield Buys Rail Operator Genesee for $8.4 Billion

By Jie Ma and Thomas Black, Bloomberg; June 30, 2019 An affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management Inc. agreed to buy…

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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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BNSF freight train derails along Mississippi River in Wisconsin after reported mudslide

By Katrina Lamansky, WQAD 8; July 1, 2019 GLEN HAVEN, Wisconsin — A train derailed along the Mississippi River, about…

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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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Cleanup of spilled coal in Southeastern Virginia’s Great Dismal Swamp to take weeks

By The Associated Press; Richmond Times-Dispatch; June 28, 2019 CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — The cleanup of a coal train derailment…

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