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Canadian National Railway (CN) is Canada's #1 railroad and one of the largest in North America. It operates a network of about 20,000 route miles of track spanning Canada and the US, connecting the Atlantic, the Pacific, and the Gulf of Mexico. Crossing the continent north-south and east-west, CN hauls such freight as coal, forest products, petroleum – more... and chemicals, and grain and fertilizers. It operates about 20 intermodal terminals, which transfer freight between truck and train, and 80 warehousing and distribution facilities. Other transportation services include international freight forwarding. CN's revenues are fairly balanced among Canadian traffic, US traffic, transborder traffic, and overseas traffic.

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In 2010 CN began seeing recovery in many markets in line with a strengthening overall economy. Thanks in part to government stimulus programs, North American industrial production picked up, as did automotive production. There was also modest improvement in housing and construction.

CN's 2011 revenues increased by 9% and profits jumped 17% over the prior year as a result of higher freight volumes, a higher fuel surcharge, and freight rate increases. It also collected additional revenue on the sale of indirect subsidiary IC RailMarine Terminal Company ($60 million) and the sale of its Kingston subdivision known as the Lakeshore East ($288 million).


CN's rail and transportation services are backed by co-production arrangements, marketing alliances, and interline agreements. Its freight revenues are derived from main commodity groups representing a diversified and balanced portfolio of goods transported between a wide range of origins and destinations. This product and geographic diversity better positions it to face economic fluctuations.

A key part of CN's business plan is to grow at low incremental cost. It seeks to achieve this by making service improvements for customers, especially at origin and destination points. It's also investing in capital programs to maintain a safe and fluid railway, while improving productivity. Train productivity is being improved through the acquisition of new locomotives. In 2012 CN announced it had ordered 2,200 freight cars in addition to 1,300 containers. Previously in 2012, CN acquired 600 box cars used to haul forest products and metals.

In late 2011 the company merged three of its US subsidiaries, Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway Company (DMIR), Duluth, Winnipeg and Pacific Railway Company (DWP), and Wisconsin Central Ltd., into a single company, which will operate under the name Wisconsin Central Ltd. The merger increased operational efficiency and improved service in the region extending from Duluth, Minnesota to Superior, Wisconsin.
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Written by Rail Operations (Current Employee) from Concord, ON on 25 November 2019
My first union experience and it was good and bad at the same time. The union is there for you in some aspects and others not so much. Management is not that great.
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Calgary, AB
Concord, ON
Eastern Passage, NS
Dartmouth, NS
Saskatoon, SK
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