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September 2015

Canadian Pacific acquires Steelcare Inc


Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (TSX:CP) (NYSE:CP) has acquired Steelcare Inc., Canada’s largest steel transload facility.​ “CP is committed to exceptional customer service and with direct ownership of Steelcare, we are better equipped to manage our own supply chain and utilize … Continue reading

30 September 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


Mile End’s Field of Possibilities gets new life after accidental bulldozing


CBC News CP workers ripped up park while building staging ground to build new train tracks A group of Mile End residents volunteered their time and hands to help give the Field of Possibilities a much-needed makeover after Canadian Pacific Railway workers accidentally … Continue reading

28 September 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


After calamitous year for coal, U.S. consumers hold key for rails


Reuters Investors in U.S. railroad stocks, who have been punished in 2015 by an accelerating decline in high-margin coal shipments, now are pinning their long-term hopes on a resurgence in consumer spending. Their bet is that a strengthening economy will … Continue reading

28 September 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


Canadian Pacific Railway Limited Upgraded at Zacks (CP)


American Banking and Market News  Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (NYSE:CP) was upgraded by Zacks from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. According to Zacks, “Canadian … Continue reading

28 September 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


BLET letter to railroad CEOs raises concerns about locomotive engineer fatigue


Progressive Railroading The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) is asking the largest freight railroads in North America to work with the union to address a major safety concern: locomotive engineer fatigue. In a letter sent this week to … Continue reading

26 September 2015 | Posted in Fatigue Management | Leave a comment


Delay in approval of settlement fund for victims of Lac-Megantic rail disaster


The Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine – Final approval of a massive settlement for victims of the 2013 train derailment in Lac-Megantic, Que., has been delayed. The delay is to provide time for the only party that’s opposed to the fund … Continue reading

25 September 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


Two Men In Via Train Terror Plot Sentenced To Life In Prison


By Diana Mehta – The Canadian Press TORONTO– Two men found guilty of terrorism charges after being accused of plotting to derail a passenger train have been sentenced to life in prison. Raed Jaser and Chiheb Esseghaier were found guilty … Continue reading

24 September 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


Pearson airport express trains 90 per cent empty


Adrian Morrow – The Globe and Mail Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca will not lower fares on the Ontario government’s new airport express train despite slumping ridership. The Union-Pearson Express, which costs $27.50 to ride one way, is attracting only … Continue reading

24 September 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


Former CN Railway salesman at centre of CP-CN fight


Eric Atkins and Jeff Gray – The Globe and Mail Greg Shnerer began his career as a railroader in 2007, supervising train dispatchers in Canadian National Railway Co.’s Southern Ontario operations. By the time he quit in July, 2015, he … Continue reading

23 September 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


Train fire that left mess in Meadowvale never reported to City


By Louie Rosella – Mississauga News Both the Region of Peel and City of Mississauga are not happy with CP Rail after the national carrier failed to notify them of a train that caught fire on the tracks in north … Continue reading

22 September 2015 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment