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« on: Nov 6th, 2002, 8:37pm »
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CP Rail chief urges subsidies to improve transport  
CALGARY, Alberta -- Reuters reports that Canadian Pacific Railway's chief executive urged Ottawa and provincial governments on Tuesday to contribute millions of dollars to new tracks, freight terminals and better border crossings aimed at improving Canada's rail system and curing highway congestion.
 
New rail projects, with costs shared between the industry and governments, would be the best way to improve the efficiency of trade with the United States, expected to triple over the next 20 years, CP Rail CEO Rob Ritchie said.
 
Canada's railways cannot afford all the investments themselves, and are at a disadvantage because of de facto subsidies that the trucking industry's shippers receive, Ritchie said.
 
"What I'm saying is work out the subsidies for the shippers who use trucks, capitalize that, put it into the railway, and we'll maintain the railway," he said. "We'll run on that railway and share our land corridor assets, which are incredibly important to Canada," he told reporters after speaking to a business audience.
 
Ritchie said he believed the trucking industry was subsidized because its shippers' freight rates did not come close to funding the full cost of building and maintaining highways. Railways, meanwhile, were solely responsible for full operation of their lines and rights of way.
 
Since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, border crossing points between the two countries have suffered massive truck congestion as security checks intensified.
 
Ritchie cited the Windsor-Detroit crossing, where a quarter of Canada-U.S. trade flows, most of it on 10,000 trucks a day.
 
Trade between Canada and the United States totals more than $1 billion dollars a day.
 
Canadian Pacific, the country's No. 2 railway, and partner Borealis Transportation Infrastructure Trust have proposed a new rail tunnel under the Detroit River to ease the congestion.
 
It is one of several options being considered under a plan to include funding of C$150 million ($96 million) each by the federal and Ontario governments. A decision is expected by the end of November.
 
Similar funding ideas could be used at numerous other border points across the country, or to expand rail lines between major cities like Toronto and Montreal, Ritchie said.
 
He conceded that selling governments on spending public money for such projects will not be easy, and will require heavy research on boiling down the subsidies that various transport sectors get.
 
"I think we're making progress at the federal level. The provincial level, being more highway-oriented, is proving to be a little more problematic," he said.
 
"But I believe also we are approaching crises in certain pinch points of our national transportation system."
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CN5710 says ........ I think also what these railroads should do to keep companies from using trucks is service the companies better , instead of cutting
jobs that service industries , there are ALOT of trucks out there on the highways .
 
Would building a new tunnel really help ? I dunno    


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« Reply #1 on: Nov 8th, 2002, 11:42pm »
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CPR holiday train is back to help fight hunger  
CALGARY -- Canadian Pacific Railway's Holiday Train is back to mark its fourth exciting year of fighting hunger in dozens of communities across North America.
 
Two magnificently decorated Holiday Trains will visit six provinces and seven states on their combined 10,000-km (6,000-mile) voyage this holiday season to raise money and awareness for North American food banks.
 
"Hunger is a problem that knows no borders. Each year the Holiday Train connects individuals and communities across North America to help the staggering number of children and adults who use food banks," said Rob Ritchie, CPR's President and CEO.
 
The two CPR trains, each decorated with nearly 8,000 Christmas lights, will stop in more than 75 communities in December to help collect food bank donations, raise awareness of hunger and entertain crowds with a live program of holiday music. Money and food donations will stay in the communities where they are collected.
 
"We have seen a 12 per cent increase in food bank use since 1997 and an astounding 98 per cent increase since 1989," said Charles Seiden, Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Food Banks (CAFB). "Food banks across Canada have had a very difficult summer as a result of the drought and with the increased demand it is difficult keeping pantry shelves stocked."
 
The Canadian Holiday Train starts outside Toronto on Dec. 5, and visits dozens of communities between Montreal and the west coast on its 16-day journey. In addition to many of its regular stops, the Holiday Train will make its debut in Windsor, Ont., the Ottawa Valley, and parts of central Saskatchewan. Award-winning Canadian performers Tom Jackson, Beverley Mahood, Amanda Stott and Duane Steele will entertain crowds at many scheduled stops.
 
The U.S. Holiday train begins in Scranton, PA on Dec. 3 before visiting communities throughout Pennsylvania and New York state. The Holiday Train also returns to the U.S. Midwest for the second year, stopping in Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis and other communities. The U.S. Holiday Train will feature for the first time live entertainment by seasoned Holiday Train performers.
 
Thousands of people lined the 2001 Holiday Train route to contribute record amounts of food and cash to local food banks, which face their highest demand during the Christmas season. The Holiday Train has helped raise more than 73 tons of food and nearly $900,000 Cdn ($540,000 U.S.) for food banks since its launch in 1999.
 
The Holiday Train supports the CAFB, whose members see more than 800,000 Canadians turn to food banks for help each month. In the U.S., CPR is working with local food banks and food shelves to help meet their needs over the holiday season.
 
Watch the CPR website (www.cpr.ca/go/holidaytrain) for more information.
 


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CPR to stop all trains across system in tribute to those who served  
CALGARY -- Lest we forget. Canadian Pacific Railway employees will bring all trains across Canada and the United States to a halt at 11 a.m. local time on November 11, observing two minutes of silence in honor of those who have served their country in war. The silence will be followed by one long train whistle blast as a railway salute to the nations' freedom fighters.
 
All CPR trains, as well as locomotives in the railway's yards and terminals, will be brought to a full stop in a safe location. There are about 250 trains moving daily on the CPR network. The railway has a fleet of about 1,600 locomotives.
 
Locomotive engineers will blast their whistles in hundreds of communities in Canada and the United States where CPR operates. "We hope the sound of our train whistles will be a poignant reminder of the sacrifices of those who have served in armed conflicts and a call to unity in the face of new threats to the rights and liberties of people around the world," Rob Ritchie, President and Chief Executive Officer of CPR, said.
 
Some 33,127 Canadian Pacific employees served in the last century's two world conflicts alone. Sadly, 1,774 sacrificed their lives. Railway shops were converted into munitions factories and company ships ferried troops and supplies across the oceans. A total of 27 Canadian Pacific ships were lost in the two world wars.
 


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CP rolls out paper carrier cars  
(Northern Ontario Business published the following story on its website on August 20.)
 
SUDBURY, Ont. -- Newsprint makers and printers are hailing the latest Canadian Pacific Railway fleet of 625 high-capacity boxcars for paper rolls. CPR designed the new paper carrier cars in collaboration with Bowater?s Thunder Bay mill. Together both companies experimented with loading and unloading techniques to develop efficient service. The Thunder Bay mill also provided advice and inspection on the first set of completed cars.
 
The new boxcars offer 25 per cent more capacity than that of the 800 older paper boxcars, which have now been eliminated. The new line was designed to specifically handle newsprint with damage-free handling and high-load capacity.
 
"We have built a car that has the features shippers and receivers said are most important to them," Jim Buggs, CPR?s general manager, car manager says.
 
The new fleet has 200,000-plus pound capacity with less wasted space. CPR officials state it is the only car on the market that can load 50-inch newsprint rolls to the car?s full payload capacity.
 
 


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« Reply #6 on: Mar 9th, 2004, 12:34am »
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Did something happen to a CP train monday while it was approaching Lehighton Pa.

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WNEP Now Base Jumper Faces Charges after Rescue http://lsnlw.com/t/570419341/

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