Photo by Jonathan Morris (right).

Class I Briefs: CPKC, CSX, NS

Canadian Pacific Kansas City’s (CPKC) restoration crew completes 250-mile test run of the 2816 Empress steam locomotive. Also, CSX reaches a one-year injury-free milestone at its Rice Yard in Waycross, Ga.; and Norfolk Southern (NS) completes the restoration of its Virginian Heritage locomotive and introduces Digital Train Inspection (DTI) portal, now under construction in Ohio.

John Orr, Executive Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer, Canadian Pacific Kansas City – RAIL GROUP ON AIR

John Orr, Executive Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer of Canadian Pacific Kansas City, provides an in-depth, up close and personal look at North America’s first and only transnational railway in a

Railroad Cost of Capital Set at 10.58% for 2022

The Surface Transportation Board (STB) has determined that the cost of capital for the railroad industry was 10.58% for 2022.

From Left to Right: Kyle Mulligan, Assistant Vice President - Operations Technology, CPKC; Rebecca Schulz, Minister of Environment and Protected Areas; Justin Riemer, Federal Minister of Energy and Natural Resources; and Laura Kilcrease, CEO, Alberta Innovates announce new hydrogen funding.

Alberta to Invest C$45MM in Hydrogen Innovation

The Alberta government on Aug. 1 announced that it will provide C$45 million to power new hydrogen technologies to help reduce emissions and create jobs.

Shariff Gonnella (left) is succeeding Norma Torres as BRG President.

OmniTRAX Appoints Shariff Gonnella as President, BRG

Shariff Gonnella on Aug. 1 will become President of OmniTRAX affiliate Brownsville & Rio Grande International Railway, LLC (BRG), succeeding Norma Torres, a 2021 Railway Age Women in Rail honoree who will

“As we look toward the upcoming 2023-2024 crop year, CPKC is once again well prepared to move Canada’s grain crop to market, just as we have throughout our 142-year history,” said Keith Creel, CPKC President and CEO. “We have the capacity and the team to deliver for our grain customers and the Canadian economy during the upcoming crop year.” (CPKC Photograph)

CPKC Issues 2023-24 Grain Service Outlook Report

Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) on July 31 published its Grain Service Outlook Report, as required by section 151.01(1) of the Canada Transportation Act. It provides an assessment of the newly merged Class I’s ability to move grain during the 2023-24 crop year, taking into account the total volume of grain expected to be hauled.

Ballard Lands Order for CPKC Hydrogen Locomotive Program

Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) has ordered 18 additional 200-kilowatt fuel cell engines from Ballard Power Systems to support the expansion of its Hydrogen Locomotive Program.

CPKC 2Q23: ‘Challenging Results’; ‘Long-Term Growth Opportunities’

Canadian Pacific Kansas City’s second-quarter 2023 results, which include Kansas City Southern figures on a consolidated basis from April 14, 2023 (two weeks into the quarter), the date CP acquired control of


CPKC: ‘Final Spike Steam Tour’ Set for April 2024

Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) on April 14, 2024, will mark the first anniversary of its creation with the launch of its Final Spike Steam Tour. The 2816 Empress steam locomotive, hauling

NextDecade Announces FID for Rio Grande LNG Phase 1

Texas-based energy company NextDecade Corporation (NextDecade) on July 12 announced that it has made a positive final investment decision (FID) for Phase 1 of its proposed Rio Grande liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal, which consists of the construction of the first three liquefication trains, to be built at the Port of Brownsville.