Canadian Pacific (CP) Railway’s plan to acquire Kansas City Southern (KCS) and establish the first Canada-U.S.-Mexico railway is back on track after U.S. regulators blocked rival Canadian National (CN) Railway’s merger application late last month. The KCS board of directors announced on Sunday — the deadline given by CP in its offer — that it… Read More

Both of Canada’s major railways say they moved a record amount of grain during the 2020-21 crop year, which wrapped up on July 31. CN Rail says it moved just over 31 million metric tonnes of Canadian grain and grain products in hopper cars, exceeding its previous record of 29.4 million tonnes set in the… Read More

Around 11 a.m. on February 21, 2021, a freight train carrying grain derailed east of Bow Island, Alta. The official reason for the derailment is unknown, but 80 to 100km/hr gusts were roaring their way through the province on Sunday, and could have been a factor in the derailment. CP Rail has said no employees… Read More

Canadian Pacific railway (CP) moved 31.32 million metric tonnes (MMT) of Canadian grain and grain products in 2020 — a record over any prior calendar year. The company was busy in the fourth quarter, where they moved 8.84 MMT. This beats the previous record by 5.1 per cent. Joan Hardy, CP vice-president of sales and… Read More

Areas near the Rocky Mountains have already seen their first snow — an important reminder that winter preparation should be well underway not just on the farm, but also for the entire value chain. To that end, Canada’s main railways have released their winter planning initiatives and investments for the 2020-2021 winter season, in accordance… Read More

Paterson Grain says it has shipped the largest-ever grain train on the Canadian Pacific Railway (CP Rail) network. According to the company, the train consisted of 167 new high-capacity hopper cars, and carried 16,313 metric tonnes of grain from Paterson’s Foothills Terminal in Bowden, Alta., to the Alliance Grain Terminal in Vancouver. Paterson reports the… Read More