CN is investing C$400 million in new capacity this year, primarily in western Canada and the Edmonton-Chicago corridor. Projects currently in progress include 60 miles of double track, 11 new sidings or siding extensions, and eight yard expansions. All should be completed in November.
Freight traffic on U.S. Class I railroads totaled 1,319,420 carloads in May, up 3.2% from the same month a year ago.
GE Transportation has completed the first of 200 Evolution series diesel-electric locomotives, which it is building at its plant in Fort Worth, Texas, for CN Railway.
The latest carload report is good news for Class I railroads, but does it indicate coming headwinds for the U.S. economy?
You think Amtrak has problems with long-distance train punctuality? VIA Rail Canada recently has been experiencing debilitating delays with the Canadian, its premier, first-class Toronto-Vancouver train, renowned for luxurious accommodations, excellent on-board service, and—oh yes—dining cars. But I’m not going to broach that subject just now.
CN has ordered 1,000 high-cube grain hopper cars from National Steel Car, Hamilton, Ont., to replace aging equipment and accommodate increasing annual Western Canadian crop yields. The order closely follows the Canadian government’s passing of Bill C-49, the Transportation Modernization Act.
Machine vision technology will help CN keep an eye on its network of steel machinery.
WASHINGTON – Technology class was in session for Congress Monday, courtesy of Class I railroads.
CN is the first Class I to respond to the Surface Transportation Board’s March 16 blanket letter requesting information on each railroad’s 2018 service outlook.
CN President and CEO Luc Jobin has unexpectedly stepped down, effective immediately. The railroad’s Board has appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer.Jean-Jacques Ruest Interim President and CEO “until a permanent replacement is in place.”