It was 4 p.m. at the Engelhard Drive crossing on the Newmarket Subdivision, and a PNR RailWorks crew was securing the jobsite by boarding up trenches and installing snow fencing. A typical routine. Yet something didn't look quite right.
RailWorks Great Works
PNR RailWorks employees initiated a series of what we at our company hail as “RailWorks Great Works” — which in this instance were not just great, but ultimately were lifesaving.
Herculean, maybe, but not pedestrian. Such were the efforts of PNR RailWorks track and signals & communications (S&C) crews as they faced daunting conditions in helping to install pedestrian tunnels beneath Metrolinx tracks west of Toronto.
You never know when a seemingly small gesture will make someone’s day. That's what happened when a pair of PNR RailWorks employees with the GO Transit Maintenance office in Mississauga, ON, helped a woman in need.
During a tie change-out job in Greater Toronto, ON, PNR RailWorks maintained such an impressive pace that customer GO Transit decided to up its order. And PNR RailWorks delivered.
PNR RailWorks thermite welders based in British Columbia are the go-to group for crane rail welding at the Port of Vancouver and beyond.
Throughout RailWorks' offices in North America during the holidays, there are examples of holiday spirit, good cheer and genosity. At the corporate office in New York, NY, employees continued the annual tradition of donating to Toys for Tots, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve toy collection and distribution campaign.
It’s the job of Patrick Picotte, a PNR RailWorks foreman, to ensure the safety of everyone on the worksite. On a night in early June, that job included not only the workers but also a trespasser, drunk and despondent, whose life Patrick almost certainly saved.
Three RailWorks employees called on their first aid training – along with their character and adrenaline – to help at an accident scene while in Lakeville, MN, for an annual safety meeting.
CN’s Chief Engineer, Design & Construction James (“Jim”) McLeod issued a challenge last June, and the PNR RailWorks Track office in Alberta took it seriously. No reservations. No excuses. No complaints. Just plain hard work and a can-do attitude to complete important work for a valued customer, no matter what else also was on the schedule.