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May 2015

Railways announce new mobile app to give Canadian first responders real-time dangerous goods information


OTTAWA/CNW/ – Canada’s railways are launching their new AskRail app, aimed at providing emergency responders with real-time information about a train’s rail-car contents in the event of an emergency. Through AskRail’s mobile interface, developed by the Association of American Railroads and … Continue reading

28 May 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


CN diverting rail traffic after U.S. bridge collapses


ERIC ATKINS – RAILWAY INDUSTRY REPORTER – The Globe and Mail Canadian National Railway Co. says it is diverting its mainline rail traffic after the collapse of a Minnesota bridge that connects the West Coast with the key hub of … Continue reading

28 May 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


Investors go off the rails: Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd, Canadian National Railway Co shares stumble


Canada.com Canadian rail stocks have been one of the best trades this decade, but recent weakness in the shares of both Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. and Canadian National Railway Co. has some investors wondering whether the good times are finally … Continue reading

28 May 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


Amtrak Crash Quells Railroads’ Effort to Reduce Crews on Trains


by Thomas Black – Bloomberg Business News   The Amtrak crash that killed eight people this month raised questions of the safety of one-engineer trains, thwarting the idea of reducing freight crews for now, Union Pacific Corp. Chief Executive Officer … Continue reading

28 May 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


Four reasons why rail stocks are down


ERIC ATKINS – The Globe and Mail Norfolk Southern Corp. sit after being loaded with corn. The stocks of many rail shipping companies are down as energy-related shipments plummet. After years of steady growth, railway share prices have been in … Continue reading

27 May 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


Bridge collapse near International Falls closes crucial rail corridor


The railroad is now cleaning up and plans to construct a temporary bridge   By ADAM BELZ Star Tribune A timber rail bridge at Ericsburg, Minn., just south of the Canadian border, collapsed early Wednesday morning. A crucial timber rail … Continue reading

27 May 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


Ontario Investing Up to $1 Billion for Light Rail Transit in Hamilton


Office of the Premier of Ontario New LRT Will Help Drive Economic Growth and Improve Quality of Life Ontario will provide up to $1 billion to build a new light rail transit (LRT) line in Hamilton as part of the … Continue reading

26 May 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


The Vermontrealer? It’s a long way back for passenger rail to Montreal


VTDigger.org The Montrealer was a colorful train. During Prohibition, when the Boston and Maine Railroad operated the Montreal-Vermont-Washington, D.C., service, it became known as “The Bootlegger” because its southbound version carried plenty of well-hidden illegal liquor across the border. After … Continue reading

26 May 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


Amtrak to install long-sought cameras in locomotives to help with crash investigations


By JOAN LOWY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Amtrak said Tuesday it will install video cameras inside locomotive cabs to record the actions of train engineers, a move that follows a deadly derailment earlier this month in which investigators are … Continue reading

26 May 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


Financial settlement nears for victims of Lac-Mégantic rail disaster


Montreal Gazette Victims of the 2013 rail disaster in Lac-Mégantic will be consulted in the coming days on a $300-million financial settlement that is being proposed by the railway company that was involved.   The Montreal Maine & Atlantic Canada Co. announced by … Continue reading

23 May 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment