November 06, 2006 14:17 ET

CN recognizes four short-line railways for superior performance

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 6, 2006) - CN honoured four of its short-line railway partners at its 2006 Annual Shortline Conference in Montreal. Awards were presented to:

- Société des chemins de fer du Québec inc. (Quebec Railway Corp.) of Montreal for best overall reporting performance;

- St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad of Auburn, Me., and Richmond, Que., for top consistent reporting performance;

- Iowa, Chicago & Eastern Railroad Corp. of Sioux Falls, S.D., for top consistent reporting performance, and

- Tomahawk Railway of Tomahawk, Wis., for most improved reporting performance.

Ed Harris, CN executive vice-president, Operations, said: "Accurate, timely reporting of the location and status of freight cars by our short-line partners to CN and the Association of American Railroads is critically important to CN's precision railroading model and our shared customers.

"With solid information in hand, CN and its short-line partners can execute their operating plans efficiently and on time. This information is also vital to customers who need to track the progress of their shipments across the railway network.

"We value our short-line connections, whose local managements, operational flexibility and customer focus have preserved and expanded rail service in many areas of eastern and western Canada and the United States. We are proud to recognize the 2006 reporting awards winners and hope their success proves an inspiration for all of our other short-line partners."

CN connects with more than 75 shortlines, which originate or terminate almost 25 per cent of CN's business.

CN - Canadian National Railway Company - spans Canada and mid-America, from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to the Gulf of Mexico, serving the ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the key cities of Toronto, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., Green Bay, Wis., Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, St. Louis, and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America.

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