The possibility of both CN Rail and CPKC striking in the next month could leave farmers sitting on grain contracted for delivery this spring. The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC), the union representing more than nine thousand CN and CPKC railway workers, organized an electronic strike vote beginning on April 8th to give members the… Read More

Canadian Pacific Railway and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) have agreed to binding arbitration, ending the work stoppage as it extended into its third day. Normal business operations for the railway are set to resume Tuesday, March 22. “CP is pleased to have reached agreement with the TCRC Negotiating Committee to enter into binding… Read More

The work stoppage has begun for Canadian Pacific Railway (CP Rail) as of early Sunday morning, with both the union and the railway accusing the other of initiating the halting of rail services. As of early Sunday, both CP and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) were still at the table with federal mediators, according… Read More

Canadian Pacific Railway (CP Rail) has triggered the 72-hour notice required for a lockout of over 3,000 conductors, engineers and other railway employees who are members of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC). Unless the union and railway reach a negotiated settlement or agree to binding arbitration in the meantime, the lockout would begin at 00:01… Read More

Canadian Pacific (CP) railway announced November 22 that it would reopen its railway between Kamloops, B.C., and Vancouver by mid-day Tuesday, November 23. Crews have worked around the clock after the November 14 “atmospheric river” rain storm in B.C., where in some locations nearly 200 millimetres of rain fell over two days. Thirty locations across CP’s Thompson and Cascade subdivisions were damaged,… Read More

Canadian Pacific (CP) Railway’s plan to acquire Kansas City Southern (KCS) and establish the first Canada-U.S.-Mexico railway is back on track after U.S. regulators blocked rival Canadian National (CN) Railway’s merger application late last month. The KCS board of directors announced on Sunday — the deadline given by CP in its offer — that it… Read More

Update, Sept 1: KCS has canceled the shareholder vote that was to be held Friday on whether to accept CN Rail’s offer.  CN Rail’s preferred plan for taking over Kansas City Southern (KCS) has been blocked by U.S. regulators in a decision that’s being welcomed by rival suitor CP Rail. On Tuesday, the U.S. Surface… Read More

Paterson Grain says it has shipped the largest-ever grain train on the Canadian Pacific Railway (CP Rail) network. According to the company, the train consisted of 167 new high-capacity hopper cars, and carried 16,313 metric tonnes of grain from Paterson’s Foothills Terminal in Bowden, Alta., to the Alliance Grain Terminal in Vancouver. Paterson reports the… Read More

Around 1 a.m. MT on Monday, a westbound Canadian Pacific (CP) freight train derailed east of Field, B.C. The train was carrying grain that was being hauled from Calgary, Alta,. to Vancouver, B.C., when it derailed between the Upper and Lower Spiral Tunnels just east of Field, B.C. According to Keith Creel, CP’s president and CEO,… Read More

Crude oil shipments by rail in Canada are at record highs and forecast to continue climbing, as oil production has increased with no major expansion in export pipeline capacity. At the same time, executives for Canada’s two major railways say they intend to maintain rail capacity for grain. 198,788 barrels of oil per day were… Read More

 

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