I am honored to have worked for two major corporations in Canada that were intertwined through history. I first worked for Canadian Pacific Railway that knitted the federation of Canada together. Canadian Pacific Railway enabled Canada to grow and flourish and become a major player in world economics and security. The railroad was built through some very challenging terrain, whether it was the shield in northern Ontario, the prairies of Saskatchewan or across the mountains of Alberta or British Columbia in western Canada.

After railroading for 38 years I had the opportunity to come on board with Loram Maintenance of Way as a Board member. It was through this connection I learned that the Mannix family was instrumental in construction of many sections of the grade for the Canadian Pacific Railway in the late 1800s.

The opportunity to serve this organization today, that was involved in the creation of a transcontinental railway that helped develop Canada is truly rewarding.

Vern G – Director, Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc.

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