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March 2015

Feds will not renew minimum grain volumes requirements for CN, CP


By The StarPhoenix   The federal government is not renewing its requirement for Canadian National Railway (CN) Company and Canadian Pacific Railway Company (CP) to transport minimum volumes of grain by rail after the current Order in Council expired on … Continue reading

31 March 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


Long Rail Is a Game Changer


Cranes load 480-foot sections of high-strength, head-hardened continuous cast rail from a ship at the Port of Stockton to shuttle cars.   A dream more than a decade in the making is now reality. Union Pacific is the rail industry’s … Continue reading

27 March 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


North American Railroads Caught by Speed of Crude-Oil Collapse


A Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. train transporting oil in Hardisty, Alberta, Canada. Railroads, including CSX Corp. and Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd., have upheld predictions made in January that their trains would haul more crude than last year albeit at a … Continue reading

27 March 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


Increase in rail trespass deaths shows continued importance of safety education


WASHINGTON, DC – An alarming increase in deaths to pedestrians trespassing on railroad tracks across the U.S. in 2014 shows the continued importance of safety education efforts, rail safety nonprofit Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) President and CEO Joyce Rose says … Continue reading

26 March 2015 | Posted in Operation Lifesaver | Leave a comment


Terminal expansion project slated for Port of Montreal


Progressive Railroading   Logistec Corp. announced yesterday that Termont Montreal Inc. has signed a long-term lease agreement with the Port of Montreal under which Termont will become the future operator of Logistec’s Viau container terminal and will invest $42 million … Continue reading

25 March 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


Canadian regulator seeks CN Rail safety plan after derailments


(Reuters) – Regulator Transport Canada has issued a notice to Canadian National Railway Co requesting a plan to ensure safety along the Ruel subdivision, where three trains derailed in fewer than 30 days in February and March, the railway said … Continue reading

25 March 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


CN Rail derailment numbers soared before recent crashes


(Reuters) – Canadian National Railway’s safety record deteriorated sharply in 2014, reversing years of improvements, as accidents in Canada blamed on poor track conditions hit their highest level in more than five years, a Reuters analysis has found. Canada’s Transportation … Continue reading

23 March 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


Oil Train Fires, Leaks Put Rail Safety Back in the Spotlight


BNSF Railway discovers that a train that ran through the Flathead Valley was leaking oil in Idaho, Washington By Justin Franz Greg Lindstrom | Flathead Beacon   In mid-January, BNSF Railway employees in Houser, Idaho discovered oil on the side … Continue reading

23 March 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


CN continues major rehabilitation work on Quebec Bridge


Major rehabilitation work part of a C$95M investment program in partnership with the Quebec Ministry of Transport QUEBEC, March 23, 2015 /CNW/ – CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) today announced its annual major work program for the Quebec Bridge. The cost … Continue reading

23 March 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


Pact bodes well for restored Amtrak Montrealer


Written by  Douglas John Bowen A U.S.-Canada agreement on cross-border travel and security signed Monday, March 16, 2015 bolsters efforts to restore Amtrak’s Montrealer, discontinued in 1995, particularly if Customs pre-clearance facilities are established to eliminate long dwell times at … Continue reading

21 March 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment