Canadian National celebrates centenary

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CANADA’s largest rail operator – Canadian National (CN) – celebrated its centenary in 2019 and gave some of its locos a special ‘CN100’ livery.

Here, ‘CN100’ livery GE ET44AC No. 3217 leads another GE-built loco (No. 3811) with an eastbound intermodal train north of Kamloops on September 28. 

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CN is the only truly national, transcontinental railway in Canada. 

It was founded in 1919 by the government to manage lines in financial difficulty, especially the transcontinental Canadian Northern Railway (Quebec – Edmonton – Vancouver).

CN was Government-owned until 1995, when it was privatised, and has since expanded its operations into the USA. RUSSELL GRYCAN

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Read more News and Features in the December 2019 issue of The Railway Magazine –on sale now!


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Nigel Devereux is a Senior Lecturer in the School of English and Journalism. He has worked within the print publishing industry for 37 years. Nigel was editor of his hometown newspaper - The Horncastle News - from 1998-2001. Nigel is currently the senior sub-editor on The Railway Magazine, the UK’s biggest selling magazine for railway enthusiasts. He is also responsible for maintaining and updating several websites across the Mortons portfolio.
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