Exemplary Executives

RAILWAY AGE, MAY 2023 ISSUE: Railway Age’s 2023 honorees—selected by our subscribers—approach their roles with an entrepreneurial spirit, and a commitment to service, safety and sustainability.

Class I Briefs: BNSF/CSX, CPKC

BNSF and CSX have been included in the 2023 National Diversity Council (NDC) Index. Also, Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) has been recognized for innovation by the SEAL (Sustainability, Environmental Achievement & Leadership) Awards.

Nearshoring in Mexico: A Lifetime Opportunity

Nearshoring, in which manufacturing is relocating from Asia—mostly China—to North America—mostly Mexico—is one of the key drivers behind creation of CPKC (Canadian Pacific Kansas City), the first and only transnational, single-line railroad


‘Shockah’: UP Pursues Self Interest

“Shockah” as they might say in “Bahsten” about Union Pacific’s (UP) May 3 federal court filing asking that the Surface Transportation Board’s (STB) approval of a Canadian Pacific-Kansas City Southern marriage creating


UP Challenging CPKC Merger—After the Fact

Roughly two months after the Surface Transportation Board approved, with certain conditions, the Canadian Pacific-Kansas City Southern merger to create transnational CPKC (Canadian Pacific Kansas City), Union Pacific on May 3 filed

CPKC, Teck Announce Long-Term Rail Agreement

Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) and Teck Coal Limited (Teck) have entered into a long-term rail agreement for transportation of steelmaking coal from Teck’s four operations in southeastern, B.C., the Class I announced May 4.

Keith Creel, President and CEO, Canadian Pacific Kansas City

CEO PERSPECTIVE: Safety Is a Journey, Not a Destination

As part of a special series in Railway Age’s April 2023 issue, 13 chief executives of leading North American companies answer the single-most critical question: What is the biggest challenge facing the North American rail industry? Keith Creel of CPKC is the ninth to share his perspective.