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February 2016

Canada’s railways announce new Parliamentary Rail Caucus


OTTAWA – The Railway Association of Canada today announced the creation of a Parliamentary Rail Caucus to be chaired by Sherry Romanado, Liberal MP for Longueuil-Charles-LeMoyne, and co-chaired by Marilyn Gladu, Conservative MP for Sarnia-Lambton. “It is an honour and … Continue reading

22 February 2016 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


CP Rail acted in bad faith when firing this conductor after Banff derailment: arbitrator


Reid Southwick, Calgary Herald Stephanie Katelnikoff, pictured Wednesday, Feb. 17. Al Charest / Postmedia Network Canadian Pacific Railway acted in bad faith when it fired a Calgary conductor last year after a major derailment, basing her dismissal on “unfounded” grounds … Continue reading

19 February 2016 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


CP-NS Merger Proposal Faces Widespread Political and Shipper Opposition


David Sparkman | MHLnews The management of Canadian Pacific seems to be prepared to walk away from its expensive and drawn-out campaign to acquire Norfolk Southern railroad. CP’s offers to acquire NS were rejected three times by the NS board … Continue reading

19 February 2016 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


Worn rail car components contributed to August 2014 derailment and collision near Gananoque, Ontario


Richmond Hill, Ontario – In its investigation report (R14T0180) released today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) determined that worn components on a rail car led to the derailment and collision between a Canadian National (CN) freight train and a … Continue reading

12 February 2016 | Posted in TSB | Leave a comment


Canadian Pacific creates website to argue for rail merger


By: The Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. – Canadian Pacific has created a website to showcase all of its arguments for its proposed takeover of Norfolk Southern railroad. Most of what’s on the www.cpconsolidation.com website is from Canadian Pacific’s previous statements … Continue reading

12 February 2016 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


Intermodal up, carloads down in latest week


Written by  Carolina Worrell – Railway Age For the week ending Feb. 6, 2016, North American freight rail traffic experienced a 10% gain in intermodal, and a corresponding drop in carloads, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported on Feb. … Continue reading

12 February 2016 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


New Technology Developed for the bottom outlet value of Rail Tank Cars


By J Nicholson – Annex-Newcom Kelso Technologies Inc., a public traded company recently announced that it had developed a new rail tank car bottom outlet valve (BOV) which features ceramic components that are designed to increase valve life and reliability. … Continue reading

12 February 2016 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


CN details plan to invest $2.5B in track infrastructure, rail cars throughout 2016


By Canadian Manufacturing Firm looking to boost efficiency on its rail network, secure long-term growth MONTREAL—The Canadian National Railway Co. has announced plans to invest nearly $3 billion in its rails and rolling stock throughout 2016. Designed to increase the … Continue reading

10 February 2016 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


LaSalle to change most zones north of aquaduct


By Tracey Arial – The Suburban LaSalle held a public consultation Monday for their new “multimodal link for public and active transport” as described bylaw P.2098-LAS-18. The bylaw modifies the zoning of 28 privately-owned lots next to the old Canadian … Continue reading

10 February 2016 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment


CP seeks NS shareholder support for proposed merger


Progressive Railroading Canadian Pacific appears to have dropped the proxy-fight strategy for its proposed acquisition of Norfolk Southern Corp. Yesterday, CP notified NS of its intent to submit a resolution to NS shareholders to ask the NS board to “engage … Continue reading

10 February 2016 | Posted in Railways | Leave a comment