Northern Lights Railway, with its locomotive pictured here, made a profit this year but sees a challenging future ahead with the elimination of the railway sustainability program and the closure of the Port of Churchill last year.  |  photo courtesy of Northern Lights Railway

Northern Lights Railway on track

Saskatchewan’s newest short-line railway company had a successful year in 2016, but there were a few potholes along the way. Northern Lights Railway, based at Kinistino, Sask., moved nearly 600 cars of grain in the past 12 months, mostly oats and peas, said NLR president Wayne Bacon. However, moving wheat has been a challenge, he […] Read more

Ottawa, railways gloss over shipper concerns: SSRA

Ottawa, railways gloss over shipper concerns: SSRA

Saskatchewan’s short-line railways say new car allocation policies will not improve communication or service to short-line operators and producer car loaders. However, they say the new rules will limit the number of unfilled car orders on the order books of Canadian National Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway, which will leave the impression that rail car […] Read more