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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.

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.

Rivet Counting, Railroad-Style

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.

CP: Debt Offerings for CPKC Transaction

In two separate offerings, one in Canada, one in the United States, Canadian Pacific (CP) is issuing several billion dollars in debt to “indirectly fund, in part, the cash consideration required for the acquisition of common and preferred stock of Kansas City Southern (KCS) in connection with the CP-KCS transaction to create Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC), North America’s first transnational Class I railroad.