Canadian National http://wxpr.org en Grant Sought To Buy Rail Cars To Haul Northern Logs http://wxpr.org/post/grant-sought-buy-rail-cars-haul-northern-logs <p>Several northern Wisconsin and Michigan counties are working on a grant to buy rail cars to lure more rail business in the region.</p><p>Wendy Gehlhoff from Florence county chairs the Northwoods Rail Transit Commission.</p><p>The group has been meeting quarterly to keep rail service viable in the region. Canadian National provides service in this region.</p><p>She says one approach is to buy rail cars to haul logs, called the Great Lakes Log Car Fleet...</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 20:39:21 +0000 Ken Krall 17695 at http://wxpr.org Grant Sought To Buy Rail Cars To Haul Northern Logs Canadian National Rail Strike Averted http://wxpr.org/post/canadian-national-rail-strike-averted <p>Wisconsin farmers, loggers, and factories have avoided what could have been a major disruption in their operations. Many of them use the Canadian National Railroad, which faced a possible strike this weekend until Canada's government put the clamps on it. A union that represents three-thousand conductors, train workers, and rail-yard employees issued a strike notice early yesterday, after they rejected a tentative pact from last fall. Late yesterday, a new three-year contract agreement was announced. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 21:35:18 +0000 Learfield Data-Wheeler News & Larry Lee-WSAU 14073 at http://wxpr.org Canadian National Rail Strike Averted Expert: Talking Will Lead To More Local Rail Service http://wxpr.org/post/expert-talking-will-lead-more-local-rail-service <p>An Upper Peninsula college professor says communication breakdowns between business and the railroads is hurting commerce in northern Wisconsin and the U.P.</p><p>The Northwoods Rail Transit Commission met last week in Rhinelander. The group is composed of 11 Wisconsin counties and two from the U.P., trying to increase rail use in the region.</p> Sun, 24 Nov 2013 23:06:00 +0000 Ken Krall 11071 at http://wxpr.org Expert: Talking Will Lead To More Local Rail Service Three U.P. Counties Join Wisconsin Rail Group http://wxpr.org/post/three-counties-join-wisconsin-rail-group <p>Three Michigan counties have joined the Northwoods Rail Transit Commission, Wisconsin's largest Rail Transit group.</p><p>Iron, Ontonagon and Dickinson counties join 12 central and northern Wisconsin counties to promote more rail service here. Canadian National provides the service.</p><p>Wendy Gehlhoff from Florence County is the group's chairperson....</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 19:33:01 +0000 Ken Krall 9646 at http://wxpr.org Three U.P. Counties Join Wisconsin Rail Group