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									  Canadian National Railway




What they don’t want YOU to know
          Tsunami of Far East goods
           set to hit North America
•   According to Bloomberg News, the
    Chinese have invested $15 billion to
    develop Yangshan, China’s largest
    port.
•   Yangshan currently handles 20
    million containers a year. In 2010,
    capacity will increase to 30 million.
•   In 2005 the largest container ships
    carried an average of less than 2,500
    containers. Today, megaships are
    longer than 4 football fields and carry
    12,500 containers.
•   See the the megaship, Emma Maersk
    at sea at:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2o
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                                 DATA:
•   Employs approximately 22,700 in Canada and the U.S.
•   Operates a network of nearly 20,400 route miles.
•   2007 Revenues CDN$7.9 billion with CDN$2.2 billion in
    net profit.
•   The only North American railroad that crosses the
    continent north to south and east to west connecting
    all three NAFTA countries.
•   Proposed acquisition of EJ&E line will:
     – Link five rail lines radiating out from Chicago
     – Create a freight rail superhighway between Libertyville, IL
       and Gary, IN
     – Be used as a freight bypass for containers heading to
       Memphis and beyond without providing any real benefits
       to our region.
                                                           The “Asian Gateway”
                                                CN plans to connect Asia to the rest of the world
                                                           through YOUR backyard!

                                                             PRINCE RUPERT
                                                                                          CANADA
                                                             TERMINAL, B.C.
                                                                          
                                                                                    ● ●
   CHINA
                                                                                                 ●    ●   ●
                                                                                        Chicago●
                                                                  PACIFIC                                               ATLANTIC
                                                                                            U.S. ●
                                                                   OCEAN                         ●                       OCEAN
                                                                                                  ●
    Goods from China come
       to North America
      through the Prince
      Rupert Terminal in
    British Columbia. They
      are transported by
                                                             Links to CN shipping and
     mega-trains through                                                                                   SOUTH
                                                             rail service maps:                           AMERICA
     Chicago to southern                                     http://www.cn.ca/specialized/chin
    U.S. ports to be sent to                                 a/en_KFChina_popup_map_com
                                                             m.shtml?/images/maps/cn_betw
    South America, Europe                                    een_china_and_north_america_                                 Key:
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         and the world.
    CN is the only railroad                                  http://www.cn.ca/productsservice
                                                                                                                    CN SHIPPING ROUTES
                                                             s/intermodal/en_IMX_map.shtml
       serving this port.
                                                                                                                         RAIL LINES
Map note: Locations of shipping and rail lines are                                                                  ●                 ●
approximations and are for illustrative purposes only.
Port of Prince Rupert Container Terminal

                Located in British Columbia, Canada

                   Phase I – Completed 2007
               Capacity: 500,000 - 20 foot containers
                Phase II – To be completed in 2010
              Capacity: 2,000,000 – 20 foot containers

      Implications: 4 times as many containers will enter North
    America and be shipped on trains through the U.S to southern
                                ports.
       We anticipate 82 additional Mega-freight trains per DAY
     on EJ&E train lines once the Port reaches its FULL capacity.


                              Click on
             www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRAs9B4EV84
             to watch a video of Prince Rupert Terminal
OUR CONCERNS:
 Increased Traffic Gridlock at Rail crossings
 Added air pollution
 Noise levels incompatible with residential living
 Delay in Police, Fire and EMT response times
 Negative impact on property values
 More accidents/deaths along rail lines
 Disruption and/or closure of local businesses
 Interference with Metra commuter lines
BE INFORMED
                    YOU can Make a
                      Difference:
Current legislation (HR
6707) before Congress
                                                  LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD
changes rail law to tell the
STB that "it shall not                            Contact your senator and thank
approve a transaction" if                         him for his support of HR 6707.
the adverse impacts on                            Contact Links:
safety and affected                               Senator Dick Durbin (IL) --
                                                  http://durbin.senate.gov/contact.cfm
communities "outweigh the
                                                  Senator Barack Obama (IL) --
transportation benefits."                         http://obama.senate.gov/contact/
                                                  Senator Evan Bayh (IN) --
STAY CURRENT Keep                                 http://bayh.senate.gov/contact/
checking our website                              Senator Richard Lugar (IN) --
www.fightrailcongestion.com                       http://lugar.senate.gov/contact/
for the latest news and
action opportunities.           CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE
                                and let them know you support HR
                                6707. http://www.house.gov/
SPREAD THE WORD
Send the link to our website www.fightrailcongestion.com to all of your neighbors.
http://www.fightrailcongestion.com

								
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