To acquaint those not familiar with the Canadian Pacific Railway, I present this profile of the railroad based on information
obtained from the railroad's website, employee timetables in my collection and other printed and online informational materials.
1.Equipment-Locomotives: 1510 as follows:
Road Freight 3000+ hp 963
Road Switcher, 266
Yard Switcher 262
B.Composition of Road Freight Diesel Fleet
GP40 3000 hp 15 units
GP40-2 3000 hp 16 units
SD40 3000 hp 4 units
SD40-2 3000 hp 478 units
SD60 3800 hp 63 units
SD90mac 4300 hp 61 units
SD90mac 6000 hp 4 units
AC4400 4400 hp 321 units
Total road freight units: 962
2.Revenue Freight Car Fleet
a.Covered hoppers, 22,600
b.open top hoppers 4,400
f. flatcars 1,400
Total freight cars: 44,300
LOCOMOTIVE REPAIR SHOPS:8
Port Coquitlah, British Columbia
Calgary and Moose Jaw, Alberta
FREIGHT CAR REPAIR FACILITIES:10
Vancouver,BC;Golden, Calgary and Moose Jaw,AB,
Winnipeg,MA,St.Paul,MN,Thunder Bay and Toronto,ON
Chicago,IL, Montreal, PQ.
13,900 miles of which 9600 owned, 4300 owned jointly,trackage rights.
COMPOSITION OF NETWORK; 4 principal corridors as follows:
A.WESTERN CORRIDOR-Vancouver,BC to Moose Jaw,AB
Mainline Track Miles: 1073
Average number of trains a day at busiest point: 32
Average density: 57 GTM
Principal Traffic: Grain,coal, industrial products,intermodal, and forest products.
B.SOUTHERN CORRIDOR-Moose Jaw,AB to Chicago,IL
Mainline Track Miles: 1116
Average No. of trains at busiest point: 34
Average density: 33 GTM
Principal Traffic: Canadian fertilizers,grain, industrial products, intermodal containers,US ag products.
C.CENTRAL CORRIDOR-Moose Jaw,AB to Toronto,ON
Mainline track miles: 1625
Average number of trains at busiest point: 28
Average density: 33 GTM
Main Track Miles: 901
Principal traffic: Intermodal containers, automotive,forest, and industrial products,and in Expressway Service, Motor
Carrier Trailers between Detroit,Toronto, and Montreal.
MAJOR CLASSIFICATION YARDS AND THEIR CAR CAPACITIES
Moose Jaw,SK,11309 cars
Glenwood,MN, 756 cars
St.Paul,MN, 1600 cars
Thunder Bay,ON, 2679 cars
Toronto,ON, 3000 cars (Agincourt Yard)
Binghamton,NY, 700 cars
Both Toronto and Chicago have intermodal terminals at two locations; for Toronto, these are Vaughan and Obico and
for Chicago; Schiller Park and Bensenville. Schiller Park is a former Soo Line facility while Bensenville is a
former Milwaukee Road facility as is the intermodal terminal in Milwaukee.