Division 747 represents a group of engineers consisting of approx. 150 members, both male and female, who operate high speed passenger trains for VIA Rail Canada Inc. throughout Southern Ontario and Quebec.
Division 747 was originally formed to represent BLE members working at the time for the Canadian National Railways out of its Mimico Yard
In order to better serve the needs of a number of members of Division 70 who were currently working for Via Rail, Division 747 was re-established by a Charter granted on March 1, 1997.
This distinction between members working for CN Rail and Via Rail has helped each division to focus their attentions more clearly on the various Labour and Health and Safety issues which are presented uniquely by these two companies.
Meetings alternate between the second Monday of one month at 12:00 hrs. and the second Tuesday of the following month at 1900 hrs. at the Royal Canadian Legion, 3850 Lakeshore Rd. West, Etobicoke, ON.