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"CP Has Heart" benefits real hearts February is Heart Month in Canada, and Canadian Pacific is involved in two charity partnerships to benefit the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.

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National Steel Car (NSC) and Curry Rail Services of Hollidaysburg, Pa., have teamed up to build new, high-capacity gondolas for cottonseed and woodchip service. These cars have a GRL (gross rail load) of 286,000 pounds and payload of 106.5 tons, with...
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Canadian Pacific Railway on Tuesday launched an awareness campaign highlighting the safety benefits of the prevetative use of inward-facing cameras in the cabs of locomotives. The company also called on Canada’s Minister of Transport to pass new legislation that would mandate...
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GE on Feb. 13 announced goals of having 20,000 women fill STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) roles by 2020 and obtaining 50:50 representation in all the company’s technical entry-level programs. “The program will significantly increase the representation of women in...
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The Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI), a non-profit affiliate of ASLRRA (American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association) has launched “Safety Tip Tuesday,” a new program that “provides easy-to-access training materials for small railroads.” Safety Tip Tuesday provides seasonal tips for...
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Railway Age editors, along with judges Nick Little, Managing Director of Michigan State University’s Railway Management Program, and Ronald L. Batory, President and Chief Operating Officer of Consolidated Rail Corp., have selected the winning 10 in Railway Age’s Fast Trackers–10...

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Railway Age editors, along with judges Nick Little, Managing Director of Michigan State University’s Railway Management Program, and Ronald L. Batory, President and Chief Operating Officer of Consolidated Rail Corp., have selected the winning 10 in Railway Age’s Fast Trackers–10...
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A study on commuter train diesel exhaust and its potential effects on passengers conducted by two chemical engineering professors at the University of Toronto with support from Metrolinx indirectly makes a strong public-health-related case for the latter’s planned electrification of...
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Virginia is seeking a consultant to manage the rail portion of its $1.4 billion Atlantic Gateway multimodal project connecting Washington and Fredericksburg, Va. The state’s Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) issued a formal Request for Proposal seeking a single...
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Washington, D.C.'s Metro transit system plans to retire its problematic 4000-series cars beginning later this month. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority General Manager and CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld made the announcement that the removal of system’s "least-reliable" rail cars will begin next...
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The Greenbrier Companies announced that FBI veteran Greg Bretzing has been hired as Director of Global Security & Special Projects.   Bretzing reports to Bill Furman, Chairman and CEO, in this newly-created role. Bretzing will oversee physical security measures at all facilities owned...

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