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Canadian Pacific Railway
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Here  we will take a look at the Canadian Pacific Railway, where it has been, where it is  going, equipment   in operation, the alignment of the operating department, and above all, the people who make it  all work. In additiion, we will take a look at passenger operations of the past and present and freight operations. Train No.1 THE CANADIAN is now ready to receive passengers at Track No. 10, Toronto Union Station.All Aboard, please.

INTRODUCTION
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
c.boxcars                      6,900
d.auto box                        800
e.gondolas                     2,300
f. flatcars                        1,400
g.intermodal                   2,900
h.multilevel                     3,000
Total freight cars:  44,300 
LOCOMOTIVE REPAIR SHOPS:8
Port Coquitlah, British Columbia
Calgary and Moose Jaw, Alberta
Winnipeg,Manitoba,St.Paul,Minnesota,
Toronto,Ontario;Montreal,Quebec,
Binghamton,NY
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.
MILEAGE;
13,900 miles of which 9600   owned, 4300    owned jointly,trackage rights.
COMPOSITION OF NETWORK; 4 principal corridors as follows:
1.Western
2.Southern
3.Central
4.Eastern
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
D.EASTERN CORRIDOR-Chicago,IL-Montreal,PQ
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
Vancouver,BC,2500  cars
Calgary,AB,2224 cars
Edmonton,AB,540 cars
Saskatoon,SK,765 cars
Moose Jaw,SK,11309 cars
Winnipeg,MA,2400 cars
Glenwood,MN, 756 cars
St.Paul,MN, 1600 cars
Thunder Bay,ON, 2679 cars
Chicago,IL,2100 cars
Toronto,ON, 3000 cars (Agincourt Yard)
Montreal,PQ,1650 cars,
Binghamton,NY, 700 cars
INTERMODAL TERMINALS-20
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.

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