CN expands firefighting fleet with addition of two improved train sets

By Bill Stephens
May 30, 2024
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada East

MONTREAL — Canadian National has beefed up its ability to battle wildfires with the addition of two new firefighting trains. The Trident and Neptune trains, unveiled yesterday, will join CN’s original firefighting train, Poseidon, in combating fires along the railway’s right of way, particularly in isolated areas. “By deploying these new firefighting railcars, we’re not only reinforcing our commitment to securing the supply chain, but also helping to support the safety and security of our neighbors in communities along our network,” Matthew McClaren, assistant VP of safety, said. …Key improvements on Trident and Neptune include additional 360-degree cameras placed at both ends for real-time visibility, a separate 20-foot container to hold pumps, hoses, and generators, as well as a 40-foot container with a built-in staircase and crow’s nest. The crow’s nest has two additional water canons and provides greater visibility for crews.

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