CN President and CEO Jean-Jacques “JJ” Ruest , Railway Age’s 56th Railroader of the Year, leads one of North America’s best-performing Class I railroads. Ruest took a railroad plagued with service problems and serious network capacity shortages and implemented aggressive capital investment and service quality programs. These efforts have produced outstanding results, in terms of traffic growth and profitability. In this wide-ranging interview with Railway Age Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono, Ruest reflects on his distinguished career, and provides his vision of CN’s future. Video produced by CN and sponsored by Amsted Rail.