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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Cette etude est d'abord issue d'un rapport demande au debut des annees 1990 par la compagnie ferroviaire du Canadien National (CN) afin de couvrir un aspect de son histoire et de celle du Grand Trone l'ayant precede.
Le monde sud nous rejoignait par l'apparition quotidienne du train transcontinental du Canadien National, lequel dechargeait courrier et colis s'ily en avait.
Quelques semaines plus tard, toute la famille allait rejoindre leur pere, un employe du Canadien national transfere peu de temps auparavant a Mace (Ontario), ou la future religieuse allait passer sa jeunesse.
Quant a l'Arsenal de Quebec, on envisage, des le 16 aout 1939, de demenager certaines de ses operations aux Usines du Canadien National a Saint-Malo.