Canadian Pacific

STB Strikes Down CN’s Chicago Interchange Proposal

The Surface Transportation Board (STB) has for the second time found that CN-subsidiary Wisconsin Central, Ltd.’s proposal “to unilaterally designate” the Belt Railway of Chicago’s (BRC) Clearing Yard as the location where it will receive traffic in interchange from Canadian Pacific Kansas City-subsidiary Soo Line Railroad Company “is not consistent with the reasonableness requirement of 49 U.S.C. § 10742.”

CN and Unifor-affiliated CNTL drivers have reached a tentative agreement. (Unifor Photograph)

Class I Briefs: CN, CPKC, NS

CN subsidiary CNTL (CN Transportation Ltd.) reaches a tentative agreement with owner-operators affiliated with Unifor. Also, Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) releases a video highlighting its 2023 Community Outreach and Mini-Train program events; and Norfolk Southern (NS) trains more than 5,400 first responders in 2023.

“Our hydrogen locomotives, 1001 & 1002, are in regular service in Calgary, marking a significant milestone for the program,” CPKC reported via social media on Jan. 16. (Screengrab Courtesy of CPKC)

Class I Briefs: CPKC, CSX (UPDATED)

Two Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) hydrogen-powered locomotives enter regular service in Calgary. Also, CSX’s first responder training program reaches more than 6,000 individuals in 2023.

“We’re making changes to the Railway Freight and Passenger Train Brake Inspection and Safety Rules to make trains moving in Canada safer than ever before, especially during winter,” Minister of Transport Pablo Rodriguez said.

Transport Canada Updating Train Brake Inspection, Safety Rules

Transport Canada on Dec. 8 announced changes to the Railway Freight and Passenger Train Brake Inspection and Safety Rules that it said will “strengthen brake performance during cold weather, particularly on steep descending grades.” These new changes are the second part of a 2022 Ministerial Order and will take effect Dec. 1, 2025.

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SS Keewatin: Requiem for a CP Steamship

A survivor of Canadian Pacific’s once vast marine operations has received a new home in Kingston, Ontario. The ship is the SS Keewatin, built in 1907, making it one of the oldest

CPKC Stadium is slated to open in 2024 for the KC Current, the professional women’s soccer team in Kansas City, Mo. (Rendering Courtesy of CPKC)

Coming in 2024: CPKC Stadium, Home of KC Current

One of the first stadiums purpose-built for a women’s professional sports team will be named for Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC), which on Oct. 19 reported signing a 10-year naming rights agreement with the National Women’s Soccer League’s (NWSL) Kansas City (KC) Current.

CPKC (William C. Vantuono Photograph)

CPKC Releases First Merger Oversight Report

In accordance with the Surface Transportation Board’s (STB) Oversight Decision No. 1, Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) on Oct. 15 provided its initial data submission related to service, operations and competition—a requirement

CPKC is inviting everyone to celebrate the season with its 2023 Holiday Train. (Video Screenshot Courtesy of CPKC)

Watch: CPKC to Roll Out 25th Annual Holiday Train

The Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) Holiday Train returns Nov. 20 to Dec. 19 for its 25th year supporting food banks across its network by raising money, food and awareness for food insecurity, the Class I reported Oct. 12.