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Headlining the 2024 NARS Annual Meeting in Chicago are BNSF President and CEO Katie Farmer (Railway Age’s 2023 Railroader of the Year), retired Kansas City Southern CEO Patrick Ottensmeyer (Railway Age’s 2020 Railroader of the Year and 2022 Co-Railroader of the Year), and Union Pacific CEO Jim Vena.

Farmer, Ottensmeyer, Vena Among NARS Headliners

BNSF President and CEO Katie Farmer, retired Kansas City Southern CEO Patrick Ottensmeyer, and Union Pacific CEO Jim Vena will serve as keynote speakers at the North American Rail Shippers Association (NARS)

CPKC Stadium opened March 16 for the KC Current, the professional women’s soccer team in Kansas City, Mo. (Screen Grab Courtesy of CPKC via LinkedIn video post)

Now Open: CPKC Stadium, Home of KC Current

One of the first stadiums purpose-built for a women’s professional sports team opened March 16 under the banner of Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC), which last fall reported signing a 10-year naming rights agreement with the National Women’s Soccer League’s (NWSL) Kansas City (KC) Current.

Vision Accomplished: The History of Kansas City Southern. By William H. Galligan. Indiana University Press (Railroads Past and Present Series), www.iupress.org. Hardcover and ebook, 376 pp. $40.00
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Book Review: ‘Vision Accomplished’

RAILWAY AGE, MARCH 2024 ISSUE: William H. Galligan’s remarkable book on the history of a remarkable railroad, Kansas City Southern, isn’t a pure history book. Instead, it’s a chronicle of a company

STB Strikes Down CN’s Chicago Interchange Proposal

The Surface Transportation Board (STB) has for the second time found that CN-subsidiary Wisconsin Central, Ltd.’s proposal “to unilaterally designate” the Belt Railway of Chicago’s (BRC) Clearing Yard as the location where it will receive traffic in interchange from Canadian Pacific Kansas City-subsidiary Soo Line Railroad Company “is not consistent with the reasonableness requirement of 49 U.S.C. § 10742.”

CN and Unifor-affiliated CNTL drivers have reached a tentative agreement. (Unifor Photograph)

Class I Briefs: CN, CPKC, NS

CN subsidiary CNTL (CN Transportation Ltd.) reaches a tentative agreement with owner-operators affiliated with Unifor. Also, Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) releases a video highlighting its 2023 Community Outreach and Mini-Train program events; and Norfolk Southern (NS) trains more than 5,400 first responders in 2023.

“Our hydrogen locomotives, 1001 & 1002, are in regular service in Calgary, marking a significant milestone for the program,” CPKC reported via social media on Jan. 16. (Screengrab Courtesy of CPKC)

Class I Briefs: CPKC, CSX (UPDATED)

Two Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) hydrogen-powered locomotives enter regular service in Calgary. Also, CSX’s first responder training program reaches more than 6,000 individuals in 2023.

Pictured at the OneRail awards ceremony, left to right: OneRail Deputy Director Liz Hill; OneRail Director Devon Barnhart; award winner Kyle Fields, Counsel for the Senate’s Surface Transportation, Maritime, Freight, and Ports Subcommittee; and Anne Canby, former OneRail leader. Award winner Arielle Giordano of Canadian Pacific Kansas City was unable to attend the event. (OneRail Photograph)
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Giordano, Fields Earn OneRail Awards

The OneRail Coalition has recognized Arielle Giordano of Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC), and Kyle Fields, a professional staffer for the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee, for their “strong support for advancing rail in the United States.”

CPKC (William C. Vantuono Photograph)

CPKC Releases First Merger Oversight Report

In accordance with the Surface Transportation Board’s (STB) Oversight Decision No. 1, Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) on Oct. 15 provided its initial data submission related to service, operations and competition—a requirement