Canadian National Railway

Canadian National Railway

Canadian National Railway is a North American Class I railroad operating the largest rail network in Canada and the only transcontinental network in North America, primarily serving Canada and the Midwestern and Southern U.S. with a rail network of 20,600 route miles of track and more than 24,000 employees. The railroad, which offers integrated transportation services in rail, intermodal, trucking, freight forwarding, warehousing, and distribution, reported 2013 revenue of C$10.57 billion.

The Montreal, Canada-based railroad was created by the Federal Government of Canada in 1918, bringing together several railways that had become bankrupt and fallen into federal government hands. CN was privatized by the federal government in 1995.

Key Coverage

CN touts intermodal service improvements

CN plays catchup on grain but export concerns persist

Video from TPM: CN’s Mongeau says rail needs more resiliency

CN’s Mongeau sees match-backing as key to intermodal growth

Intermodal pays off for Canadian National Railway

CN train
22 Oct 2014
Canadian National Railway said today that congestion at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex could cause U.S. shippers to divert cargo to western Canadian ports in three weeks, giving the railroad more intermodal business.
Containers at Port Metro Vancouver
14 Mar 2014
Canadian National Railway today obtained an injunction against striking union and non-union truck groups that will prevent their drivers from blocking access...
12 Mar 2014
Canadian National Railway told forest product shippers that the ongoing truck strike at the Port Metro Vancouver is preventing the railroad from taking all of their lumber and pulp carload shipments for transloading into containers.
07 Mar 2014
The Canadian government is requiring the nation’s two largest freight railroad to move about 551,000 tons of grains weekly or suffer daily fines of up to C$100,000 (approximately US$90,000).
CN CEO and President Claude Mongeau speaking at TPM on March 3.
04 Mar 2014
LONG BEACH, Calif. — Canadian National Railway CEO and President Claude Mongeau yesterday said the railroad is looking at ways to build more resiliency into its network as it grapples with traffic delays caused by the severest winter in decades.
04 Mar 2014
LONG BEACH, Calif. — Canadian National Railway CEO and President Claude Mongeau sat down with JOC senior editor Mark Szakonyi at JOC’s annual TPM conference to share his views on intermodal growth, the pace of the U.S. and Canadian economic recovery and whether Class I rail consolidation is ahead.
06 Feb 2014
Canadian National Railway and a union representing about 3,000 conductors, train and railyard workers at the railroad reached a new tentative labor agreement last night, averting a strike threatened to begin Feb. 8.
CN train
05 Feb 2014
A union representing about 3,000 conductors, train and railyard workers at Canadian National Railway gave the railroad a 72-hour strike notice yesterday evening.
31 Jan 2014
CALGARY, Alberta — Canadian National Railway’s $220 million investment in its Calgary area logistics park, which opened a year ago, is a case study in how intermodal is paying off for Canada’s largest railroad.
Thumbnail of rail interactive
12 Nov 2013
U.S.-based major railroads’ profit growth surged back in the third quarter, as resilient pricing and increased operational efficiencies overcame a 2.8 percent drop in total volume hauled compared to the same period last year.