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Five questions for John Magness

Five questions for John Magness

Canton has traditionally been a blue-collar neighborhood, and for more than 100 years, the Canton Railroad Co. has been a part of that mix, moving freight for local industries and the port of Baltimore.

Its locomotives are a familiar — and at times frustrating — sight for those traveling into Canton from the east, where the company's tracks crisscross Boston and O'Donnell streets. Long trains sometimes mean long waits for drivers.

John C. Magness, the company's president and CEO, said the state-owned railroad's core mission continues. However, it also is aware that more residents than ever live in the increasingly urbanized, bustling neighborhood — and it wants to be a good...