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What Happens When a Canadian Railroad Acquires an American Railroad?
(Posted October 20, 2014)
Question 1195: What happens to the pension of a retiree who retired from an American railroad if that railroad is acquired by a Canadian railroad? Are Canadian railroads a part of the same retirement system?
Answer: All rail service within the United States is covered by the Railroad Retirement Act, except service to the Alaska Railroad.
Service for Canadian-owned railroads operating within the United States is covered by the Railroad Retirement Act. Service for those railroads in Canada is not creditable, however.
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