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August 2015

Does zero Bakken crude for Irving Oil indicate a trend?


Written by  William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Irving Oil Ltd. Saint John, N.B. refinery Irving Oil Ltd., operator of Canada’s largest crude oil refinery, has stopped importing crude oil sourced from the Bakken shale formation in North Dakota and … Continue reading

30 August 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


Working Long Hours Is A Risk To Your Health According To New Study


Teamsters Local 362 People work long hours for several reasons, sometimes voluntary and sometimes not. Whether it is driving a truck extra hours to make a delivery, picking up overtime hours in a warehouse or working a double to get … Continue reading

28 August 2015 | Posted in Fatigue Management | Leave a comment


Ontario municipalities want taxes for rail use, province considering request


By Jon Thompson, tbnewswatch.com THUNDER BAY — Ontario’s Ministry of Finance confirmed it’s looking into changing the way municipalities can tax railroad land use. Although a ministry spokesman said it was too early to speculate on what the outcome might … Continue reading

26 August 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


US, Mexico Open New Rail Link


Reuters AUSTIN, TEXAS—The United States and Mexico on Tuesday opened their first new rail link in more than a century as part of plans to update infrastructure carrying nearly $600 billion a year in bilateral trade, officials said. The West … Continue reading

26 August 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


Canada’s railways launch French version of their popular AskRailTM app


The Railway Association of Canada (RAC)  Mobile app gives Canadian first responders real-time dangerous goods information OTTAWA — Canada’s railways unveiled a French version of their AskRailTM app today, now providing emergency responders with real-time information about a train’s railcar … Continue reading

25 August 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


Canadian National Railway Company Director Acquires C$56,298.00 in Stock (CNR)


American Banking and Market News Canadian National Railway Company (TSE:CNR) Director Donald Carty bought 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 21st. The stock was purchased at an average cost of C$56.30 per … Continue reading

25 August 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


German student ditches apartment, buys an unlimited train pass


By Cory Doctorow Leonie Müller’s undergrad thesis will include an analysis of her months living on Germany’s high-speed trains, washing her hair in the bathroom sinks and writing her papers at 100+ km/h. Her old apartment cost about $450/month and … Continue reading

25 August 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


Oil-by-rail shipment concerns spark opposition to U.S. projects


‘It’s not just conservation groups. It’s pretty diverse and broad scale concerns about these projects’ By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press Shipments of petroleum-related products by rail is expected to increase on the West Coast of the U.S. over the next few … Continue reading

24 August 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


GO train suspended after person struck at Exhibition


An out of service train struck a person just west of Exhibition Monday morning, according to GO Transit’s website. It is expected to take two hours for police to complete their investigation and for normal service to resume. By: Riannon … Continue reading

24 August 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


Train Attack in Europe Puts Focus on Vulnerability of U.S. Rail


By RON NIXON – The New York Times Police officers patrolled the platforms of the Brussels-South train station on Saturday. WASHINGTON — The attempted attack by an armed man aboard a high-speed train in Europe has raised new concerns in … Continue reading

24 August 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment