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CN solicits input on interim 'extreme' weather fire plan

Rail News Home Canadian National Railway - CN 7/29/2021 Rail News: Canadian National Railway - CN
image CN announced today that it is seeking comments on its interim extreme weather fire plan. The plan presents measures to increase prevention, monitoring and responses to wildfire risks when the fire danger level for a given area is "extreme." The measures will supplement existing practices and enable the railroad to serve customers while protecting neighboring communities, CN officials said in a press release. CN is seeking the input of local communities and governments, including Indigenous governments or other Indigenous governing bodies. The deadline to provide feedback is Aug. 30. To submit comments, use the following web-based platform www.cn.ca/extremeweatherplan or call 1-888-888-5909.

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P&H to upgrade grain elevator, other Quill Lake facilities

Rail News Home Canadian National Railway - CN 7/23/2021 Rail News: Canadian National Railway - CN
image P&H is adding a rail car unloading system that will allow the company to unload a rail car off either track at 272mt/hour. Photo – P&H

Parrish & Heimbecker (P&H) is planning upgrades to its facilities in Quill Lake, Saskatchewan. 

P&H will be increasing its existing 50-car spot to accommodate 100 rail cars from CN in one spot. This upgrade will allow the company to clear twice as much grain out of the facility, according to a news release.

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CN posts ‘strong’ results in Q2

CN yesterday reported second-quarter financial and operating results, including a 13% increase in revenue ton miles (RTMs) year over year and volume growth in virtually every business unit, with notable strength in industrial products, international and domestic intermodal, and propane.

The Class I posted Q2 operating income of CA $1.4 billion, an increase of 76%, or 9% on an adjusted basis, compared with the same period in 2020. Revenue climbed 12% to CA$3.6 billion. Diluted earnings per share (EPS) rose 90% to CA$1.46, and adjusted diluted EPS increased 16% to CA$1.49.

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CN donates to Lytton wildfire relief efforts

CN last week announced it will contribute an additional CA$1.5 million to immediate relief efforts in the village of Lytton, British Columbia, and the Lytton First Nation.

CN’s contribution will be spent according to the expressed needs of the Lytton community and the Lytton First Nation, CN officials said in a press release.

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CN's Ruest to receive 2021 Railroad Innovator Award

Progressive Railroading and RailTrends® have named CN President and Chief Executive Officer Jean-Jacques Ruest the 2021 recipient of the Railroad Innovator Award, which recognizes an individual's outstanding achievement in the rail industry.

Ruest, who joined CN at the time the railroad was privatized in 1996, was appointed president and CEO in July 2018 after having served in both posts in an interim capacity since March 2018.

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