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There are some questions that keep coming up, and this page will list the most common ones with answers. If you still have questions, get in touch!
Frequently Asked Questions
- Where can I find a freight train schedule? (or: How do I know when a train is coming?)
- Why do trains have multiple engines? (or: Why do some trains have an engine in the middle?)
- Can trains run backwards?
- How long can a train block a crossing?
- What is a unit train?
- Why are locomotives left idling?
- What products are transported by train?
- Why do railroads share locomotives?
- Why do trains derail?
- Do trains have speed limits?
- What are hump yards?
- What is a reporting mark?
- What train did my ancestor take when they arrived in Canada?