CP Supports ‘Orange Shirt Day’ With ‘Every Child Matters’ Locomotive

Sept. 30, 2021 is Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, also called “Orange Shirt Day,” an opportunity for Canadians to learn about and reflect on a dark chapter in the country’s history involving now-infamous Residential Schools, and to commemorate the victims and honor the survivors, their families and their communities, as called for by Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Indigenous Peoples (First Nations) leaders. Canadian Pacific is participating by placing into service its “Every Child Matters” ES44AC 8757, painted in a bright orange livery with unique graphics.

CP to Be Honored for Holiday Train Program

Canadian Pacific (CP) will receive the first Gary Slaight Humanitarian Award from the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) for its annual holiday train program, which raises food, money and awareness for people who struggle with hunger.

Back to Their Future: CP and KCS

Get used to the acronym “CPKC,” which stands for Canadian Pacific Kansas City, the name of the Class I railroad that will begin operations sometime within the next 18 to 24 months, provided the Surface Transportation Board approves—as many industry observers and analysts believe it will—the merger of the Canadian Pacific and the Kansas City Southern. The two railroads have circled back to pretty much the original merger agreement they announced on March 21, 2021, one month before CN began its attempt to wrest the deal away from CP with a higher bid.