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Stock analyst BMO downgrades CN as new strategic plan doesn’t tap “full potential”

(Source: BNN Bloomberg, September 21, 2021)NEW YORK — BMO Capital Markets is downgrading its view on Canadian National Railway Co. ...
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CN to cut 1,000 jobs as part of new strategic plan

(Source: Railway Age, September 21, 2021)NEW YORK — A few days after throwing in the towel on its attempted merger ...
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Week 36: Intermodal volume a drag on U.S. rail traffic total

(Source: Progressive Railroading 09/16/2021) U.S. railroads logged 468,610 carloads and intermodal units for the week ending Sept. 11, a 1.3% ...
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CP-KCS a “powerful combination,” CP CEO says

(Source: Railway Age, September 17, 2021)NEW YORK — “I am elated for our CP family,” an understandably energized Canadian Pacific ...
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Union Pacific CEO sees strong economy coming out of pandemic

(Source: Associated Press, September 17, 2021)OMAHA, Neb. — As Union Pacific’s CEO, Lance Fritz has had to find ways to ...
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UP ramps up hiring efforts

(Source: Progressive Railroading 09/02/2021) Union Pacific Railroad announced it is among U.S. employers actively hiring as the nation’s economy continues to ...
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AAR: U.S. railroads navagating supply-chain challenges

(Source: Progressive Railroading 09/02/2021) U.S. freight railroads' traffic was steady last month compared with the August 2020 level, according to Association ...
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Port of Coos Bay, developer to build new multimodal container facility

The facility will handle over 1 million 40-foot containers annually through the port via the Coos Bay Rail Line. Photo ...
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KCS, NS, UP evaluate hurricane damage

(Source: Progressive Railroading 08/31/2021) Three Class Is are evaluating the impact Hurricane Ida has had on their operations in Louisiana ...
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Railroads brace for gridlock after Ida hammers New Orleans hub

(Source: Bloomberg, August 30, 2021)NEW YORK — Hurricane Ida forced Kansas City Southern to shut its main line in Louisiana ...
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Activist investor raises stake in “undervalued” CN, may seek board seat

(Source: BNN Bloomberg, August 30, 2021)MONTREAL — The investment firm founded by billionaire Christopher Hohn has increased its stake in ...
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Class Is employed fewer people in July

Only the transportation (train and engine) category posted a month-to-month increase in employment. Photo – BNSF Railway Co. (Source: Progressive ...
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The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen - UP Western Region GCA represents locomotive engineers working in the Western Region of the Union Pacific Railroad, which encompasses Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah and portions of Nevada. We also represent members on the Portland & Western Railroad as well as the Portland Terminal Railroad.

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