Entries Tagged as ‘CP’

Thursday, March 15, 2007 at 8:08 am

Mudslides Knock Out CPR Main Line

The problem is, once you start covering minor rail accidents in Canada (and in British Columbia in particular), you’re kind of obligated to continue. Still, this story about mudslides in the Fraser Canyon — not far from the site of CN’s spectacular Lytton derailment — that have closed the Trans-Canada Highway for up to a […]

Thursday, March 1, 2007 at 8:21 pm

Canadian Railway News Roundup

CN’s conductors and yard workers began returning to work earlier this week; CBC News and The Globe and Mail have some of the details of the tentative agreement and some background on the intra-union tensions (the Canadian branch may switch affiliations to the Teamsters). Final vote results due March 26. Let it never be said […]

Tuesday, December 19, 2006 at 9:09 am

CP Holiday Train Photos

R. Parent has a very nice set of photos of Canadian Pacific’s Holiday Train in upstate New York. Previously: Holiday Train Roundup; ORHF’s Holiday Express; Daily Flickr Photo: Caltrain Holiday Train; Canadian Pacific Holiday Train; Holiday Trains.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006 at 8:15 pm

Holiday Train Roundup

David Jarvis has photos of the U.S. version of Canadian Pacific’s Holiday Train stopping in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin on Sunday. Dogcaught collects links to photos of the ORHF Holiday Express, which ran behind SP&S 4-8-4 #700 last weekend. CSX’s Santa Train was only led by a GP40-2, not a vintage steam engine, but Christopher Esposito […]

Thursday, November 30, 2006 at 1:38 pm

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train

Canadian Pacific’s Holiday Train gets under way this week, and the announcement of that fact has generated all sorts of media attention, as you might expect. Canadian Press has a long piece (mirror), and the cross-Canada version is getting local coverage, too (for example, Cochrane and Edmonton, Alberta). It’ll pass through three communities in my […]

Tuesday, November 7, 2006 at 11:28 am

Holiday Trains

I don’t think that special trains at the holidays are a new thing, but using the trains to raise funds for food banks and charities is a more recent innovation. Both Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern run holiday trains; there may well be others in the same vein. Canadian Pacific’s train is older (it […]

Thursday, November 2, 2006 at 8:31 pm

Canadian Pacific CLC Locomotives

Fairbanks-Morse‘s foray into the diesel locomotive marketplace was, on balance, not successful — they sold far fewer locomotives than General Motors’s Electro-Motive Division (EMD) or even Alco, and they turned out to be lemons from a maintenance standpoint — but they still found their niches, and their buyers. Despite their unpopularity with rail crews, their […]

Monday, October 30, 2006 at 5:30 pm

CP 3Q Results: Coal Down 25%

Last week, Canadian Pacific reported third-quarter net income of $168 million ($1.06 per share) on revenues of $1.12 billion, down by $42 million compared with 3Q 2005 due to foreign exchange and a one-time charge. Coal revenues were down sharply — 25 per cent — but everything else was up and more than made up […]