Thursday, November 8, 2007

Dedication Day!

Prince Rupert, September 19, 2007. Finally, after years of planning and construction, the public gets to see their new World Port container facility. Right now, just a huge blacktop field, with three massive newly installed container cranes.

First Nations Tsimshian Chief and officers lead a prayer of unity with this new venture, only fitting, as they were the original inhabitants of this area.

Then the formal ribbon cutting, and smiles all around from local dignitaries, representatives from COSCO (Chinese Overseas Shipping Company) who partnered with Maher Terminal Services, and of course reps from Canadian National.

Millions were spent on this facility, and CN ordered not only a ton of double stack cars, and more than 100 new locomotives, lengthen passing tracks, raised tunnel roofs, modified highway overpasses, clearing a "pipeline" directly to Chicago, 3,000 miles and 105 hours to the east.

With a day of celebration capped off with a fireworks show! Sure would love to have been there!

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