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Old October 6th, 2014, 04:50 PM   #421
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Old October 15th, 2014, 01:16 PM   #422
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North American railroad operator Canadian Pacific Railway has reportedly approached international transportation company CSX Corporation with a merger plan last week. The Wall Street Journal also revealed that reports have emerged that CSX rejected the offer from Canadian Pacific, which would have been a significant development in the American railroad industry.
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Old October 31st, 2014, 06:12 PM   #423
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Winnipeg Union Station renovations

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Old November 11th, 2014, 05:06 PM   #424
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Old November 18th, 2014, 08:25 PM   #425
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CP sells Delaware & Hudson lines to NS
Tuesday, November 18, 2014



CANADIAN Pacific announced on November 17 that its Delaware & Hudson Railway (D&H) subsidiary has agreed to sell a 455km section of its network in the northeastern United States to Norfolk Southern (NS) for $C 217m ($US 192.6m)

The transaction concerns the line from Sunbury, Pennsylvania, to Schenectady, New York, which connects with the existing NS network at Sunbury and Binghamton, New York. The acquisition of the line will give NS direct access from Chicago and the southeastern United States to Albany, New York, and the railway's recently-completed intermodal terminal at Mechanicville, New York. NS will also gain improved links to its joint venture subsidiary Pan Am Southern, which serves New England

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Toronto Union station set for signalling upgrade
Monday, November 24, 2014



METROLINX, the regional transport authority for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton region, has awarded Alstom a contract worth more than $US 250m to resignal the 6.4km Union Station Rail Corridor (USRC)

The $US 325m project will replace 80-year-old signalling on the section of line between the Don River in the east and Strachan Avenue in the west. The corridor is currently equipped with 228 signals and 221 points controlling 40km of track.

The new system consists of Alstom's Integrated Vital Processor Interlocking technology, point machines and all associated and supporting electrical, power and communications sub-systems. Components will be manufactured at Alstom's plant in Rochester, New York

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Old November 29th, 2014, 07:10 PM   #427
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Looks nice, but this Station is way too big for a two connections weekly. Those good ol' times when Winnipeg was a very important hub are long gone...
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Canarail to refurbish Rocky Mountaineer coaches
Wednesday, January 21, 2015



ROCKY Mountaineer has awarded Canarail a contract to refurbish its entire luxury tourist Goldleaf fleet, consisting of 16 double-deck domed coaches

The refurbishment, due to be undertaken by subcontractors at the New Richmond workshops in the Gaspé region of Quebec, will consist of full engineering and design work on various components and is expected to be completed by 2018. Once completed, the refurbished rolling stock will return to service in the Canadian Rockies and Pacific Northwest

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Wonderful place for raising kids
Probably a bit dangerous too, not to mention loud.

I bet that house's value is drastically decreased by that location.
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Probably a bit dangerous too, not to mention loud.

I bet that house's value is drastically decreased by that location.
Yet I still kind of want to live there
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Old January 25th, 2015, 11:55 AM   #433
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Most likely the rail line is older than the house. A bit surprising though that it was allowed to build houses that close to rails. But then again maybe there is only 1-2 trains per week.
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freight train passes by construction for the new Ontario Highway 412 interchange with Highway 401, east of Toronto.

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Most likely the rail line is older than the house. A bit surprising though that it was allowed to build houses that close to rails. But then again maybe there is only 1-2 trains per week.
Well, Canada is notoriously overcrowded, hence little choice.

Still awesome tho.
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Southern Ontario, where the photo is, is as dense if not denser than many parts of Europe. 8-10 million people live within 100km of where that photo was taken.

But yea, that spur was likely built in the 1800's when planning and construction regulations didn't exactly exist.
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Old February 8th, 2015, 12:54 PM   #437
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Southern Ontario, where the photo is, is as dense if not denser than many parts of Europe. 8-10 million people live within 100km of where that photo was taken.

But yea, that spur was likely built in the 1800's when planning and construction regulations didn't exactly exist.
Really? Really?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Ontario

At 86.4 per km2 that's not exactly "dense". Even the bottom part of one of the least dense countries in the world (Sweden) has more people - Skåne has 120 people per km2. Even Spain across the entire country is more dense (92 people per km2). But hey, you're more dense than Greece and Ireland in Southern Ontario.
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I suppose it depends on what area is being included. In that link they're including an area that covers 139,931 km2 whereas Scania is 10,939 km2. If you were to include the desest 10,939 km2 of S. Ont or even the densest 50% the picture would be much different.

Much of that area in the wiki page falls under what many would classify as Eastern Ont rather than Southern.
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Yet I still kind of want to live there
I would LOVE that. The fact that it would be cheaper would make me love it all the more!
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