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Hoffman Estates officials are saying Canadian National Railway is reneging on part of a 2008 deal to offset effects from its merger with the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railroad.

Village Attorney Arthur Janura said the conflict stems from CN wanting Hoffman Estates to assume responsibility for maintaining an easement, part of which falls outside the village.

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Canadian National Railway Co. has agreed to spend money in Barrington Hills, putting cameras at railroad crossings and doing engineering work at a dam at Flint Creek, among other projects.

Barrington Hills Village President Robert Abboud said Wednesday he doesn’t think the agreement with CN will affect the continuing efforts of Barrington and nearby towns to fight the CN’s purchase of the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railroad, which is bringing increased freight rail traffic through the region.

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For Faith Rawley, the difference between life before and after the merger of the Canadian National Railroad and the EJ&E railway is measured in vibrations.
Read more: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20100228/news/302289939/#ixzz1OhBKdCl7

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The U.S. Surface Transportation Board announced it will consult an independent third party when reviewing Canadian National Railway Co.’s quarterly environmental reports and monthly operations reports required as part of the company’s purchase of the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railroad tracks.

“We are pleased that the STB acted upon our request and decided to further investigate the serious safety and environmental concerns we are experiencing as the result of CN’s purchase of the EJ&E,” said Barrington Village President Karen Darch.


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“Barrington and Aurora officials Wednesday met separately with new Surface Transportation Board Chairman Dan Elliott, a day after he toured the EJ&E rail line with representatives of its new owner, Canadian National.”


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“A proposal to scale back part of a freight train congestion-relief project caught criticism from a coalition opposing the Canadian National Railway’s purchase of the EJ&E railroad.”


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