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‘You know what this comes down to?’ CP’s Hunter Harrison said of the challenge of updating dangerous oil tank cars. ‘The almighty dollar.’
‘You know what this comes down to?’ CP’s Hunter Harrison said of the challenge of updating dangerous oil tank cars. ‘The almighty dollar.’
(Tim Fraser For The Globe and Mail)

Are CP’s hands really tied on dangerous tank cars?

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. boss Hunter Harrison thinks it’s long past time to immediately sidetrack outdated tank cars, because they pose too great a risk of rupturing in rail accidents and blowing up.

Everybody accepts that the older, unpressurized cars are more dangerous, investors’ favourite railroader told a Calgary business audience.