The Americanization of Canadian Natio...

The Americanization of Canadian National Railway

There are 19 comments on the The leg speaks story from Jan 9, 2009, titled The Americanization of Canadian National Railway. In it, The leg speaks reports that:

The Flying Fickle Finger of Fate goes to Mr. Terry Corson of Transcona Shops took down Canadian Flags in the work shop of the old Canadian National Railway shop in Winnipeg.

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Geneva, IL

#1 Jan 13, 2009
All the uproar about a "Canadian" company buying the EJ&E. CN is actually more then 50% American owned. Maybe they could change the name to something like C-A Lines, and have a logo of both the Canadian and American flags.

Winnipeg, Canada

#2 Jan 13, 2009
Yes, that sounds like a good idea. Canada and the U.S. united. Sounds lovely.
paul shykora arts

Calgary, Canada

#3 Jan 13, 2009
.....HEY....70% Of Canadian Companies have ''always'' been owned by Americans,toooooo booooot!!

Wayne, IL

#4 Jan 13, 2009
Pretty soon most hockey players will be from the US

Lockport, IL

#5 Jan 13, 2009
When Canadian National acquired the Illinois Central, they should have just changed the name then to North American Rail and dropped both the CN and IC names. That would ave eliminated all this "foreign company" nonsense.
no win

Toronto, Canada

#6 Jan 13, 2009
they don't want too many up here to see the obvious

Winnipeg, Canada

#7 Jan 14, 2009
I love Americans.

Winkler, Canada

#8 Jan 17, 2009
Hurray for the U.S.A.
me or u 1

Skopje, Macedonia

#9 Jan 17, 2009

Houston, TX

#10 Jan 17, 2009
It has been owned by Americans for years.When CN bought out BCRail, no way would my husband stay, so he was offered a very nice buy out, and his pension package is now sitting in the bank (we cannot touch it until he turns 55) accumulating lots of money on the markets...We had dealings with Hunter Harrison too, and he got more than he bargained for when I went after him for taking too long with some of the buy out money, the money we were offered as a incentive to take buy out. But when he got my letter he soon came up with our money. There was no reason to make people wait that long.

Winnipeg, Canada

#11 Jan 17, 2009
Too bad, so sad.

Chicago, IL

#12 Jan 18, 2009
The shops and railroad yards in Canada should have both flags up, not just American, if that is, they are the ones that should be torn down. Both or none.
And it is called Central National Railway now, not Canadian.

CP may be going that way also, wait for it.

Geneva, IL

#13 Jan 22, 2009
Bill-Elgin wrote:
All the uproar about a "Canadian" company buying the EJ&E. CN is actually more then 50% American owned. Maybe they could change the name to something like C-A Lines, and have a logo of both the Canadian and American flags.
I was thinking the logo could be the flags displayed in cross-staff. Yesterday I saw a red locomotive pulling a train of EJ&E freight cars with both flags in kind of a merged side to side view. I thought it was a CN but it was CP. Is CP affiliated with CN?

Lockport, IL

#14 Jan 22, 2009
Canadian Pacific and Canadian National are two separate and distinct railroad companies that are competitors with each other.

Winnipeg, Canada

#15 Jan 22, 2009
Hurray for Canada. Hurray for the USA. Hurray for evryone

Bragg Creek, Canada

#16 Dec 16, 2009
It saddens me to hear you all suggest that American flags should be placed in Canadian facilities. As an employee of the CNR, I would like to say that this is still a Canadian company, and yes, it IS still the Canadian Narional Railway. Not the central, as the above poster believes. It's a Canadian company, and if I were in the shop they guy pulling those flags down would have been in the hospital. He was obviously American, and no American has the right to lower a camadian flag on Canadian soil. It is the same as a Canadian trying to take down an American flag.

Please, Americans....keep you business on that side of the border, we have no interest or plans on being assimilated. We are people to to have done business WITH, not to take over
apparently also

Toronto, Canada

#17 Dec 16, 2009
the Sheriff of Nottingham type guy wearing a Canadian Flag last Canada Day in the Toronto Star,

in this story is from a small town via Regional government stealing from the larger municipalities

for considerations of decreasing future elected democratic control of developmental lands there ...
Ex Winnipeger

League City, TX

#18 Dec 18, 2009
Both CN and CP have more trackage rights in the United States than they do in Canada. CN alone has at least triple!

I was an engineer out of Symington Yards for years but now work with Amtrak out of Central Illinois running on CN (old IL Central) trackage.


#19 Dec 18, 2009
who cares.... especially with these passenger trains... who rides them... unless you got time for the scenic view of the country...

because it cost more to take a train then a plane... which gets you there faster...

in any event... we basically own everything else natural resource wise the USA needs...

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