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Canadian Hall of Fame announces 2005 inductees


Last week, the Canadian Hall of Fame inducted former Canadian Pacific Railway Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Ed Dodge in the 2005 “Industry Leader” category.

In March 2004, Dodge retired from CPR, where he served for 35 years in various management and senior management positions in operations, marketing and sales. He helped the Class I reduce train accidents and personal injury rates 70 percent, and introduced management processes still in place today, Hall of Fame officials said in a prepared statement.

In the “Technology” category, the hall inducted the St. Clair River Tunnel — between Sarnia, Ontario, and Port Huron, Mich. — which Canadian National Railway Co. in November 2004 renamed the Tellier Tunnel to honor past President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Tellier. Used to move double-stack container trains and tri-level auto carriers under the St. Clair River, the tunnel was bored by employing technology perfected during construction of the English Chunnel between Britain and France.

In the Heroes” category, the hall inducted wartime Canadian railway employees for moving troops and materiel across Canada. During World War II, about 43,000 CN and CPR employees enlisted of whom 1,500 were killed.

Finally, in the “Site” category, the hall inducted Craigellachie Station west of the Eagle Pass summit, where the last spike was driven in 1885 to mark completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Launched in 2002, the Web-based Hall of Fame accepts nominations from the public through its site at

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