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CN Rail to buy 200 GE locomotives for future growth

Canadian National Railway Co. will buy 200 locomotives in the next three years from General Electric Co., to support expected growth and drive efficiencies.

CN, Canada biggest railway operator, is extending a major hiring spree into 2018 as it scrambles to keep pace with demand and fill vacancies, aiming to add at least 2,000 more workers to the 3,500 it hired in 2017.

Montreal-based CN has been doing brisk business in Western Canada, hauling bumper crops and intermodal containers to port, and has seen soaring volume of sand shipped for use in fracking shale rock to produce oil and gas. For the full story, click here