Canadian Pacific train engineer’s speeding, sleeping derail career

Investigation found nine velocity violations over two straight shifts
By Jeffrey Smith
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 07/17/2017

An Ontario locomotive engineer’s termination for violating railway rules on speeding and sleeping in his locomotive has been upheld by an arbitrator.

The employee was a locomotive engineer for Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) in London, Ont. He was initially hired in 1990 at a trainee before moving on to become a conductor and eventually a locomotive engineer in 1994.

Over the years, the employee assembled a disciplinary record adding up to 95 career demerits.