Coronavirus impacts Union Pacific and Canadian Pacific headquarters

The headquarters offices of both Union Pacific and Canadian Pacific have been impacted by the coronavirus, but in different ways.

Recent crude oil derailments in Canada not investigated by outside police

CBC, a Canadian news agency, is reporting that outside police, i.e., non-railroad police, are not investigating the crude oil train derailments in Canada over the past several weeks. The Royal Canadian Mounted

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Could Canada’s prime minister be on the verge of making the life of Canadian National easier during rail protests?

Many Canadians are blaming Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for the way he has handled the blockades on rails, which have been carried out by protestors of the Coastal GasLink pipeline. Trudeau

Bells & Whistles—2/21/20

Blockades continue to be a problem for many on Canadian rail. Canadian National train derails in Ontario, Canada. Group wants STB to help with Union Pacific deal. Canada to lift speed restrictions

BNSF goes silent on Metro Blue Line extension plans

Some are wondering if another person needs to die before the Metro Blue Line extension in Minneapolis area is complete. According to Robbinsdale Council Member George Selman, nine people have passed on

Speed limits for crude oil trains increased by Transport Canada

Freightwaves is reporting that government speed restrictions on crude oil trains, imposed on Feb. 16 after a Canadian Pacific train carrying crude oil derailed on February 6, will be lifted on April 1.

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Bells & Whistles—2/14/20

Missouri lawmakers want to Hyperloop rail passengers. California high-speed rail authority releases 2020 business plan. Switch may have caused train derailment in Italy. Canadian National forced to shut down rail lines due

Canadian Pacific updates statement on yesterday’s train derailment and fire

At approximately 6:15 a.m. local time on Feb. 6, 32 cars of a CP freight hauling crude oil derailed west of Guernsey, Saskatchewan.

Bells & Whistles—2/7/20

 DART gives city of Dallas rail bridge. Widow sues fall protection manufacturer. HART light rail project forces the delay of another major project in Honolulu. Canadian Pacific derailment causes fire.

Canadian Pacific statement on Guernsey, Sask., derailment

RT&S News reported earlier today on the derailment of a Canadian Pacific train carrying crude oil. The railroad released a statement on the derailment earlier this afternoon. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Canadian Pacific is today