Entries from March 2007

Friday, March 2, 2007 at 8:59 pm

CN Safety Audit Released

Remember how the W-Five report on CN’s safety record mentioned a Transport Canada audit done on CN that couldn’t be released without CN’s consent? Well, a funny thing happened: CBC News filed an access to information request, and the audit was released today. It’s available online, in two parts: part one was an inspection of […]

Friday, March 2, 2007 at 4:08 pm

John Longhurst’s CP Manitoba & Minnesota Subdivision

John Longhurst has posted a short video of his model railroad layout, the CP Rail Manitoba & Minnesota Subdivision. John’s layout is decidedly old-school — the wiring is DC and the locomotives are Athearn blue box models (which you can really hear in the video) — but the layout and the video are first rate: […]

Friday, March 2, 2007 at 8:25 am

Besougloff Is New MR Editor

Classic Toy Trains editor Neil Besougloff will take over as the editor of Model Railroader on June 1, the magazine announced this week. Kalmbach is as a result looking for someone to replace Besougloff as CTT editor. Current MR editor/publisher Terry Thompson will remain as publisher of MR and four other magazines. Via OGaugeWatch.com.

Thursday, March 1, 2007 at 8:21 pm

Canadian Railway News Roundup

CN’s conductors and yard workers began returning to work earlier this week; CBC News and The Globe and Mail have some of the details of the tentative agreement and some background on the intra-union tensions (the Canadian branch may switch affiliations to the Teamsters). Final vote results due March 26. Let it never be said […]