(Photograph Courtesy of CP via Twitter)

CP Delivers Grain-Haul Record, Community Support

Canadian Pacific (CP) on Feb. 2 reported moving 2.29 million metric tons (MMT) of Canadian grain and grain products in January 2023, setting a new record for the month, despite rain delays in Vancouver. Also, the Class I railroad has chosen BC Children’s Hospital Foundation as the primary charity partner of its 2023 Women’s Open golf tournament.

This spring, CHS Inc. will start work on a new grain shuttle facility in South Dakota. (Photograph Courtesy of CHS Inc.)

Industrial Development Briefs: CHS, Richardson

CHS Inc. plans a new grain shuttle facility in southeast South Dakota, to be served by BNSF. Also, Richardson International loads the first 8,500-foot (HEP) train at its new Canadian Pacific (CP)-served grain elevator in Saskatchewan.

DOJ to STB: ‘Protect Rail Competition’ (UPDATED)

The U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Antitrust Division on Jan. 24 reaffirmed its “support for the [Surface Transportation] Board’s review process and careful scrutiny of the competitive implications of the proposed transaction” that would merge Canadian Pacific (CP) and Kansas City Southern (KCS). The railroads respond.

NS on Jan. 17 honored 15 customer and supplier recipients of its inaugural Thoroughbred Sustainability Partner Awards, which honor corporate programs in three categories: achieving “significant energy efficiency savings”; implementing “innovations that have significantly contributed to a more sustainable future”; and working to “promote stewardship of the environment.” (Photograph Courtesy of NS)

Class I Briefs: BNSF, CP, NS

Following weather-related service challenges at the end of December, BNSF reports that overall car velocity for the week ending Jan. 17 is up more than 8% vs. last month. Also, Canadian Pacific

Canada: Lac-Mégantic Bypass Project Advancing

Nearly a decade after the horrific derailment of a crude oil unit train at Lac-Mégantic, Quebec that claimed 47 lives and led to new regulations for railroad hazmat tank cars, Canada Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra on Jan. 14 announced that building a 12.5-km (7.75-mile) bypass to get trains out of downtown Lac-Mégantic “remains a priority.” While the government has signed agreements to acquire some of the land for the project, he said, it has decided not to extend the “mutual negotiation period” with the remaining impacted owners after doing so three times, so that the project can move forward.

Photo Courtesy of CP

CP Holiday Train Raises More Than C$1.3MM

The Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train has completed its 24th year, raising more than C$1.3 million and collecting 121,000 pounds of food for local food banks and food shelves so far, with final numbers still being calculated, the Class I reported on Dec. 22.

CN, CP, CSX and UP have been added to the DJSI.


CN, Canadian Pacific (CP), CSX and Union Pacific (UP) have been recognized as “sustainability leaders” through their inclusion in the 2022 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI). Also, Norfolk Southern (NS) is awarding $1 million in grants to 57 nonprofits in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia.