Canadian National Railway

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Canadian National Railway,

rail system in Canada and the United States, extending from coast to coast in Canada with many branch lines in each province and in the United States. The system began as an amalgamation of five separate railroad enterprises that were unified in 1922 under the ownership of the Canadian government. The company also operated telegraph, steamship, and hotel services; Canadian National divested its nonrail businesses during the 1980s and 90s. The company was privatized in 1995, and when the railroad purchased the Illinois Central in 1998, it became the fifth largest system in North America. In 1999, Canadian National announced a $6 billion merger with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe RailwayBurlington Northern Santa Fe Railway,
railroad system in much of the United States (except the Northeast) and in S Canada, created in 1995 from the merger of Burlington Northern Inc. and the Santa Fe Pacific Corp. (see Santa Fe RR).
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 to create the largest railroad in North America, but the deal was scuttled the following year after the U.S. Surface Transportation Board froze such mergers. Canadian National resumed its expansion in the United States in 2001, however, when it purchased the Wisconsin Central.
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Canadian National is one of North America s seven Class 1 railroads, and is widely recognized a leader in terms of fuel efficiency.
The freight railroad industry is seeing crude oil transportation among the rapidly growing market areas as railroads such as Canadian National and Canadian Pacific gain from a huge influx of crude oil in North America.
CHICAGO, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement has been issued by the TRAC (The Regional Answer to Canadian National) Coalition in connection with the Canadian National train derailment in Rockford:
Canada also has provided financial support to Canadians for participation in approved IGCP projects through its Canadian National Committee (CNC-IGCP), which receives applications and makes awards each spring.
Canadian National Institute for the Blind-CNIB, Simcoe/Muskoka Distriet Office c/o Canadian National Institute for the Blind Ontario Division.
The Catherine Films underscores the need to reconceptualize Canadian national cinema and rethink Canadian film history.
CN has renewed labour agreements with the UTU section representing brakemen and conductors on the company's Northern Quebec Territory; the Canadian Auto Workers; the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference/Rail Traffic Controllers; and the Canadian National Railways Police Association.
DeRosario's soccer-related globetrotting began at age 17, when he joined the Canadian National Team.
PITTSBURGH -- NOVA Chemicals Corporation (NYSE:NCX)(TSX:NCX) today called for Canadian government intervention to end the Canadian National Railway strike that is slowing the transportation of goods to and from its Canadian manufacturing facilities.
She is currently training in a Canadian national team camp in Vancouver.
Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Niagara District; Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Ontario Division.
Canadian National Railway Company spans Canada and mid-America from the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans to the Gulf of Mexico, serving the ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.

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