CN announces plan to phase out company fleet of DOT-111 tank cars Earlier today, Canadian National annouced it is carrying out a gradual phase-out of its small fleet of 183 legacy DOT-111 tank cars used to transport diesel fuel for its locomotives to yard terminals. CN is investing C$7M to replace all the DOT-111 tank cars it owns outright with 40 new tank cars meeting the latest regulatory standards by the end of this year. The remaining 143 leased DOT-111 cars will also be replaced with a gradual phase-out plan completed as leases mature over the next four years.
Canadian National announces share repurchase program CN announced that it will repurchase common shares under a specific share repurchase program. The purchase will form part of the Normal Course Issuer Bid for up to 33M shares announced on Oct. 27, 2015. CN will enter into an agreement with a third party to repurchase common shares through daily purchases that will take place from March 1 or upon the completion of the previous agreement to March 11, subject to a maximum of 1.5M common shares.