Canadian Pacific Magazine
From its humble beginnings, the CP holiday train program has grown into an annual holiday attraction capturing the hearts of hundreds of thousands across North America. Drawing crowds as big as 15,000 in some locations, the holiday train program brings communities together to raise awareness and donations for hunger related issues. In its 20th year, we look back on how the program has grown and the impact our magical train of lights has made in the communities where we operate.
Terri Clark is canadian country music royalty. Budding and established artists across genres and borders look up to her for career advice and describe her as the most down-to-earth person they know. She’s had major success in Canada and the U.S., won numerous awards and is currently the only female Canadian member of the grand ole opry. Canadian Pacific Magazine caught up with Clark just after her induction into the Canadian country music hall of fame and the release of a new album.
Despite the challenges that a cold and lasting winter present to the operating environment for Canadian grain movement, Joan Hardy, CP’s new Vice-President, Sales and Marketing, Grain and Fertilizer was keen to make the move back into the rail industry and help CP navigate its way to the top.
On a cold March day, CP’s cavernous, century-old St. Paul, Minn., locomotive shop hums with the sound of a wheel-truing machine. Light filters through glass panes spaced among the two-storey brick walls. Overhead cranes stand ready to lift neatly placed General Electric engine blocks on the shop floor, while a few models of diesel locomotives take turns undergoing work.