Recently, three filings with the Surface Transportation Board in opposition to the Canadian Pacific-Kansas City Southern merger application came across the transom that strike me as odd. One is from a California Congresswoman. The second (multiple letters, actually) is from a Chicago region group called The Coalition to Stop CPKC. The third—and strangest—is from three Federal Maritime Commissioners.
Bob Knief, President of Bartlett Grain Co., LP (Bartlett), a leading U.S. exporter of grain to Mexico, submitted a statement on June 22 to the Surface Transportation Board (STB) to address comments and applications filed on the Canadian Pacific (CP) and Kansas City Southern (KCS) merger transaction. Specifically, Bartlett is urging the STB to approve the CPKC (Canadian Pacific Kansas City) transaction and reject CN’s requesting that KCS’s Springfield Line be divested to it.
The first dedicated intermodal train between Lázaro Cárdenas and the U.S. Midwest arrived at Canadian Pacific’s (CP) Bensenville Yard in the Chicago area on March 8, reported CP, which worked with merger partner Kansas City Southern (KCS) on an interline basis for the move.
The Surface Transportation Board’s Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) is moving forward with its assessment of Canadian Pacific Kansas City’s (CPKC) potential effects on the environment.
VIDEO INTERVIEW: 2022 RAILROADERS OF THE YEAR – CANADIAN PACIFIC’S KEITH CREEL AND KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN’S PAT OTTENSMEYER
Railway Age’s 2022 Railroader of the Year Award, our 59th annual, goes to two exemplary and visionary North American rail industry leaders: Canadian Pacific President and Chief Executive Officer Keith Creel, and Kansas City Southern President and Chief Executive Officer Patrick J. Ottensmeyer. The two are reconfiguring the North American rail landscape by completing, if all goes as planned, what will be the first Class I merger in more than 20 years, and creating North America’s first transnational freight railroad, Canadian Pacific Kansas City, or CPKC.
Amtrak is backing Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern’s proposed combination, Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC), and CP is committing to support Amtrak’s service expansion in two U.S. regions, the railroads reported on Jan. 6.
Potential merger partners Canadian Pacific (CP) and Kansas City Southern (KCS) on Dec. 28 submitted their safety integration plan to the Surface Transportation Board (STB) and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for review, meeting the STB’s procedural schedule deadline.
Canadian Pacific (CP) on Dec. 14 completed its acquisition of Kansas City Southern (KCS); KCS shares have been placed into a voting trust until the Surface Transportation Board (STB) issues a decision on railroads’ proposed combination, Canadian Pacific Kansas City, which is expected in fourth-quarter 2022.
Canadian Pacific’s Keith Creel and Kansas City Southern’s Pat Ottensmeyer Named Railway Age 2022 Railroaders of the Year
Railway Age on Dec. 9 announced that its 2022 Railroader of the Year Award goes to two exemplary and visionary North American rail industry leaders: Canadian Pacific President and Chief Executive Officer Keith Creel, and Kansas City Southern President and Chief Executive Officer Patrick J. Ottensmeyer.
In model railroading, there’s an annoying practice known as “rivet counting.” It involves people who have nothing better to do than finding fault with what someone else has created closely examining a painstakingly reproduced miniature (pick your scale—G, O, S, HO, N, Z—doesn’t matter) of a particular locomotive or car and finding some minuscule flaw, because the finished model doesn’t reproduce the actual equipment with 200% accuracy.