Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Federal agency to review Canadian National's upkeep of Elgin Joliet railroad

(Crain's) The federal Surface Transportation Board will audit Canadian National Railway Co.’s progress in maintaining and upgrading the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern railway it purchased in 2009.
The audit, which was agreed to during the acquisition, comes after a Nov. 3 derailment near Elgin of a 22-car train carrying hazardous chemicals, which delayed Metra traffic. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin called for an investigation by the transportation board after the accident. Continued

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