Tag: Canadian National

Canadian regulators propose more detailed requirements for reporting railroad performance metrics

By Bill Stephens for trains.com Railroads would have to report local service data as well as locomotive and crew availability Class I railroads operating in Canada would be required to report additional performance and staffing metrics under a proposal Canadian regulators unveiled on Friday. Transport Canada’s move was announced on the same day that the Surface Transportation […]

CN moved record amount of grain in March

CN marked a record March for grain moved by rail, Canadian news outlets reported last week. The railroad moved 2.62 million tonnes of grain last month, a 6 percent increase from March 2017, the previous record CN set for March. The record comes as the Class I works to clear up a backlog built after a month of […]

Class I railroads use videos to update coronavirus response

BNSF, Canadian National, Union Pacific produce virus updates A screen shot from BNSF’s video updating its response to the COVID-19 virus. BNSF Railway Three Class I railroads have released videos addressing their response to the coronavirus pandemic. BNSF Railways’ video, available here, features Jon Gabriel, general superintendent of the railroad’s Network Operations Center in Fort Worth, […]

CN scales back operations as volume falls, will idle section of former BC Rail

By Bill Stephens for trntrains.com Canadian National continues to scale back its operations as traffic declines amid the coronavirus pandemic. The railroad furloughed several hundred people in the past week, on top of the 1,400 who were furloughed in the past couple of weeks, CEO JJ Ruest said on an investor webcast Thursday. CN’s traffic was […]

North America’s railroads post strong performances in 2018

by George Lauriat for ajot.com 2018 was a good year to be in the railroad business. But was it a spike or the beginning of a long trend? Overview: A Golden Spike Just about 150-years ago with the driving of the 17.6-karat Last Spike [aka Golden Spike] the first transcontinental railroad across the U.S. becamte […]

Union Pacific Shares Spike as Rail Industry Veteran Jim Vena Named New COO

Union Pacific Corp. (UNP) shares were indicated sharply higher in pre-market trading Tuesday after the railway operator said industry veteran Jim Vena would join the company later this month, less than two years after ending a four decade career with rival Canadian National.  Vena, 60, will join Union Pacific on January 14 as chief operating officer, as well as executive […]

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