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CP-NS transcon a craps table roll
Few obstacles bedevil railroads as has the Mississippi River. Spanning it was the nation’s first rail bridge in 1856—promptly assaulted by steamboat Effie Afton. While the bridge was repaired and…
CN delivers solid third-quarter results
Net income of C$1.01 billion, compared with net income of C$853 million in second-quarter 2014, combined with an operating income increase of 16% and a record-low quarterly operating ratio of…
CN, CSX earn sustainability accolades
The Dow Jones Sustainability Index has named CSX and CN Sustainability Leaders.
CN’s Jobin takes helm during Mongeau’s medical leave
CN President and CEO Claude Mongeau will soon undergo surgery to remove a rare type of precancerous soft-tissue tumor located in the upper left part of his larynx, the railroad…
Iowa Pacific to operate Grenada Railway
The North Central Mississippi Regional Railroad Authority (NCMRRA) on July 30, 2015 completed its acquisition of Grenada Railway, LLC and signed a 15-year lease agreement with a subsidiary of Iowa…
GO Transit’s new Hamilton station opens
Hamilton, Ont., located at the western end of Lake Ontario some 40 miles beyond Toronto, has received its second GO Transit station, named West Harbour.
CN introduces new grain products for 2015-16 crop year
In preparing for the upcoming harvest and continuing to look for ways to innovate and develop new approaches to doing business, Canadian National Railway Company (CN) has introduced a new…
CN expands MOU efforts to Port of New Orleans
Immediately following the signing of a similar agreement with the Alabama State Port Authority, CN on June 17, 2015 signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Port of New…
For CN, a “third coast” opportunity
CN, the Alabama State Port Authority (ASPA) and APM Terminals Mobile, LLC on June 15, 2015 signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the Port of Mobile intermodal gateway project,…
CN invests C$20 million in cold supply chain expansion
CN is investing C$20 million in the expansion of its cold supply chain capacity to help producers and distributors of chilled or frozen foods grow their businesses in North America…
CN announces C$2.7 billion capex plan
Canadian National Railway plans to invest C$2.7 billion in 2015 for rail infrastructure maintenance improvements, as well as in new capacity, equipment and technology to raise network safety and efficiency,…
CN posts a strong first quarter
Taking full advantage of strong demand for its services and benefitting from a milder winter than last year’s deep freeze, CN posted strong first-quarter 2015 financials.
CN earmarks C$500 million for Western Canada
CN has embarked on a C$500 million multi-year capital investment program for infrastructure improvements to its Western Canada feeder rail lines in Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
Ontario on the move
Ontario’s Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GHTA) has entered into a new growth phase, thanks to funding availability, and political leadership that seems to recognize the importance of mobility that’s…
The Canadian resumes transcontinental schedule
Somewhere near the photo-worn steel trestle at Miniota, Manitoba, Via Rail’s eastbound and westbound Canadians will meet Sunday, April 12, 2015 for the first time since a pair of mid-winter…
Via Rail pondering alternative Ontario routing for suspended Canadian
After months of late arrivals due to track congestion on CN’s northern Ontario main line, compounded by slow orders arising from CN’s efforts to recover from two tar sands oil…
CN slates new Milton intermodal and logistics hub
CN announced March 17, 2015 a plan to build a C$250 million intermodal and logistics hub adjacent to its main line in Milton, Ont., located approximately 30 miles west of…
Port of Prince Rupert expanding intermodal capacity
Maher Terminals Holding Corp., an affiliate of Maher Terminals LLC of Elizabeth, N.J. , will expand the capacity of the Port of Prince Rupert’s Fairview Container Terminal to more than 1.3…
"Synbit" culprit in CN's second Gogama conflagration
At first sight, the March 7, 2015 Reuters bulletin looked like an accidental re-filing of a three-weeks-old news flash: “A Canadian National Railway train carrying crude oil has derailed near…
Unifor threatening to strike CN
Unifor, the largest union at CN, with more than 4,800 members (mechanics, clerical workers, excavator operators, locomotive engineers, and truck drivers) covered by six collective agreements, said on Feb. 19,…
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