The Canadian National Railway Company is a Canadian Class I railway headquartered in Montreal, Quebec that serves Canada and the Midwestern and Southern United States. CN's slogan is "North America's Railroad". CN is a public company with 22,000 employees and market capitalization of 32 billion CAD in 2011. CN was government-owned, having been a Canadian Crown corporation from its founding to its privatization in 1995. Bill Gates was, in 2011, the largest single shareholder of CN stock.CN is the largest railway in Canada, in terms of both revenue and the physical size of its rail network, and is currently Canada's only transcontinental railway company, spanning Canada from the Atlantic coast in Nova Scotia to the Pacific coast in British Columbia. Its range once reached across the island of Newfoundland until 1988, when the Newfoundland Railway was abandoned.Following CN's purchase of Illinois Central and a number of smaller US railways it also has extensive trackage in the central United States along the Mississippi River valley from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico. Today CN owns about 20,400 route miles of track in 8 provinces , as well as a 70-mile stretch of track into the Northwest Territories to Hay River on the southern shore of Great Slave Lake; it is the northernmost rail line anywhere within the North American Rail Network, as far north as Anchorage, Alaska .The railway was referred to as the Canadian National Railways between 1918 and 1960 and as Canadian National/Canadien National from 1960 to present. Wikipedia.
Canadian National Railway | Date: 2014-12-11
The invention provides a graphical user interface implemented on a computer including an information area for displaying to a user at the computer inspection status information in connection with one or more components of a linear asset infrastructure. The graphical user interface also includes a control component operable by the user at the computer to cause the graphical user interface to display additional information on the one or more components of the linear asset infrastructure.
Canadian National Railway | Date: 2013-12-06
A method for execution by a computing apparatus comprising identifying a job to be assigned to an employee, the job requiring a given job qualification, wherein the given job qualification is associated with at least one requirement for maintaining the job qualification and a time-frame during which the at least one requirement should be satisfied. Completion of the job by an employee at least partially completes the at least one requirement for maintaining the job qualification. The method further comprises assigning the job to a selected employee from a set of employees, wherein each employee in the set of employees has the given job qualification. The selected employee is selected at least in part on a basis of a probability of the selected employee losing the job qualification relative to other employees in the set of employees.
Canadian National Railway | Date: 2014-01-02
A graphical user interface (GUI) implemented on a computer for displaying job assignment information associated with a given user. The GUI comprises an information display area for displaying a plurality of entries, each entry of the plurality of entries being associated with a respective job assignment for the given user, each entry further displaying a data element identifying the respective job assignment, wherein at least one entry of the plurality of entries is indicative of a past job assignment. The GUI further comprises a control component operable by the user at the computer to cause the graphical user interface to display additional information regarding a selected job assignment.
Canadian National Railway | Date: 2015-08-13
A method and system for computing the price for shipping goods. The method includes causing a computer to deliver first information to a user prompting the user to enter at the computer information about a rail transportation service for shipment of goods by one or more railcars. Information about a basic pool of railcars is received and filtered based on one or more filtering criteria to produce a filtered pool of railcars. The computer is then caused to deliver second information to the user prompting the user to select at the computer one or more railcars among the filtered pool of railcars for the shipment of goods. A price for the shipment of the goods is then computed at least in part on the basis of the rail transportation service and the one or more characteristics of the railcars in the filtered pool of railcars selected by the user.
Canadian National Railway | Date: 2015-03-10
An end-of-car system for railcars is provided comprising an asymmetric draft gear mechanism offering shock absorption to a railcar when the latter is subjected to buff or draft forces. The end-of-car system may be retrofitted to railcars having a different type of shock absorption system.