Canadian National Railway

Canadian Class I freight railway company

The Canadian National Railway Company is a Class I railway. Its headquarters are in Montreal, Quebec. It serves Canada and both the Midwestern and Southern United States. In 2011, Bill Gates was the largest single shareholder of CN stock.[1] CN owns around 20,400 route miles (32,831 km) of track in eight provinces. There is also a 70-mile (113 km) stretch of track into the Northwest Territories, to Hay River on the southern shore of Great Slave Lake.[2]

Canadian National Railway Company
IndustryTransportation, Railway
FoundedDecember 20, 1918
HeadquartersMontreal, Quebec, Canada
Key people
David McLean (Chairman)
Claude Mongeau (President and CEO)
ParentFederal Govt. of Canada (1918–1995)


  1. "Bill Gates now biggest CN shareholder". CBC News. Retrieved 2014-03-14. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Stock Analysis: Canadian National Railway Company (NYSE:CNI) A Value Buy, But Not a Dividend Buy *". Dividends Value. Archived from the original on 2018-11-06. Retrieved 2014-03-14. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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