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Canadian Pacific sets grain record in Q4

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image On July 18, 2019, Paterson Grain’s Foothills Terminal in Bowden loaded the first Alberta-originated 8,500-foot high efficiency product train featuring CP’s new hopper cars.Photo – Canadian Pacific

Canadian Pacific moved more grain and grain products in fourth-quarter 2019 than in any quarter in its history, the Class I announced yesterday.

CP shipped 7.9 million metric tons (MMT) during the quarter, breaking the previous record set in fourth-quarter 2018 by 400,000 metric tons, CP officials said in a press release.

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Canadian Pacific acquires Central Maine & Quebec Railway

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image CMQ owns 481 miles of rail lines primarily in Quebec, Canada, and Maine.Photo – cmqrailway.com

Canadian Pacific announced Dec. 30 that it has completed its acquisition of the Central Maine & Quebec Railway (CMQ), although the transaction remains subject to U.S. Surface Transportation Board approval.

The acquisition will provide CP customers with "seamless, safe and efficient access" to ports at Searsport, Maine, and to Saint John, New Brunswick, via Eastern Maine Railway Co. and New Brunswick Southern Railway, CP officials said in a press release.

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Canadian Pacific publishes 2018 sustainability report

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image In 2018, CP announced Isabelle Courville would become the next chair of the company's board. Courville is the first woman to chair a North American Class I.Photo – cpr.ca

Canadian Pacific earlier this week released its 2018 corporate sustainability report, which highlights the Class I's achievements in safety, operational excellence and social impact.

Titled "Sustainably Driven," the report was developed using a new framework for reporting the company's efforts to align business practices with sustainability goals and objectives, CP officials said in a press release.

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CP raises millions for food banks during 2019 Holiday Train tour

Rail News Home Canadian Pacific 12/26/2019 Rail News: Canadian Pacific
image The U.S. train departed Montreal, Quebec, on Nov. 25 and wrapped up in Gleichen, Alberta, on Dec. 18. The Canadian train departed Montreal on Nov. 26 and completed its tour in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Dec. 17.Photo – cpr.ca

Canadian Pacific announced Tuesday that more than CA$2.49 million was raised and 238,393 pounds of food were collected for local food banks and shelves during the 21st Annual CP Holiday Train's North American tour, which wrapped up earlier this month.

Although the 2019 numbers are preliminary, CP estimates the Holiday Train has raised more than CA$16.7 million and collected 4.7 million pounds of food since its inaugural journey in 1999.

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CP sets new monthly record for transporting grain

Rail News Home Canadian Pacific 12/3/2019 Rail News: Canadian Pacific
image In July, Paterson Grain’s Foothills Terminal in Bowden loaded the first Alberta-originated 8,500-foot high efficiency product train featuring CP’s new hopper cars.Photo – Canadian Pacific

Canadian Pacific last month broke another record for moving Canadian grain and grain products.

The Class I delivered 2.74 million metric tons (MMT) during November, beating the October 2019 all-time record of 2.66 MMT, CP officials said in a press release.

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