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January 2016

Peterborough commuter railway project remains in the hands of government officials


Peterborough This Week – By Jamie Steel Shining Waters Railway president was encouraged by MP’s interest in the project at November meeting. PETERBOROUGH — Nearly a decade after former Member of Parliament Dean Del Mastro introduced plans to bring a … Continue reading

29 January 2016 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


Raise the roof? Union Station reno runs into problem: New trains won’t fit


Marcus Gee – The Globe and Mail Authorities are spending a quarter of a billion dollars renovating the shed behind Union Station where the trains stop. One teensy hitch: As things stand now, the new electric trains that are supposed … Continue reading

29 January 2016 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


U.S. rail traffic continues slide in Week No. 3


Progressive Railroading U.S. railroads logged 490,324 carloads and intermodal units for the week ending Jan. 23, a 10.5 percent decrease in traffic compared with the same week in 2015, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) announced yesterday. Total carloads for … Continue reading

29 January 2016 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


Freight car orders stay strong in 4Q15


Written by  William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief – RailwayAge The Railway Supply Institute on Jan. 28, 2016 published its railcar industry order, delivery and backlog statistics for fourth-quarter 2015, and overall, the sector looks solid, according to Steve Barger, Managing Director … Continue reading

29 January 2016 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


CN, CP railways top fourth-quarter forecasts, aided by slumping loonie


Eric Atkins – RAILWAY INDUSTRY REPORTER – The Globe and Mail Canada’s major railways are weathering the slump in freight traffic that has gripped the North American rail sector, aided by a slumping loonie and a tight rein on costs. … Continue reading

27 January 2016 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


CP makes case for rail industry consolidation


World Coal  Changing the status quo in the North American rail industry is necessary to support the continued growth of the North American economy, according to a report released by Canadian rail operators, Canadian Pacific (CP) earlier this month. According … Continue reading

27 January 2016 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


Feds order CP Rail to deal with safety risks of worker fatigue


Transport Canada tells railway to change procedures on B.C. lines Canadian Occupational Health & Safety News A rail safety inspector with Transport Canada (TC) recently sent a notice and order to Canadian Pacific Railway Company (CP), citing worker fatigue as … Continue reading

26 January 2016 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


CP Rail to cut nearly 1,000 positions this year


Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press   MONTREAL — Canadian Pacific Railway, which posted record profits and revenue last year, plans to cut almost 1,000 more jobs this year as it adjusts to lower shipment volumes amid a collapse in commodity … Continue reading

22 January 2016 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


Railroad labor unions come out against CP-NS merger


By Justin Franz – Trains Magazine CLEVELAND — Labor unions representing thousands of railroad workers across North America have come out against a proposed merger between Canadian Pacific and Norfolk Southern this week. On Tuesday, Rail Conference President Dennis R. … Continue reading

20 January 2016 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


CP: Proposed merger would “alleviate” Chicago congestion


Written by  Carolina Worrell, Managing Editor – RailwayAge Following a letter submitted to the U.S. Department of Justice in which Canadian Pacific accused several Class I railroads of joining forces to put a stop to its pursuit of Norfolk Southern, … Continue reading

20 January 2016 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment