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CP Rail System Map
Posted by CMStPnP on Friday, December 30, 2022 12:29 PM

FYI-,

I bought the CP Rail System map from the CP employee store and it includes the KCS lines and lines in Mexico, very well done and worth the price.    Even comes with a special smooth coating on it.

 

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Posted by Ulrich on Sunday, January 1, 2023 1:26 PM

CMStPnP

FYI-,

I bought the CP Rail System map from the CP employee store and it includes the KCS lines and lines in Mexico, very well done and worth the price.    Even comes with a special smooth coating on it.

 

 

The CP Rail brand was and is powerful... its been decades since CP Rail became Canadian Pacific, yet even today the name CP Rail persists.. By contrast  almost nobody refers to BNSF as "Santa Fe" even though that name was certainly iconic and woven into the very fabric of American history. 

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Posted by CMStPnP on Saturday, January 7, 2023 2:50 PM

Ulrich
The CP Rail brand was and is powerful... its been decades since CP Rail became Canadian Pacific, yet even today the name CP Rail persists.. By contrast  almost nobody refers to BNSF as "Santa Fe" even though that name was certainly iconic and woven into the very fabric of American history. 

Because in those days it was also:  CP Ships, CP Air, CP Hotels, CP Rail, etc and a real multi-modal company.

 

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Posted by SD60MAC9500 on Saturday, January 7, 2023 4:02 PM
 

Ulrich

The CP Rail brand was and is powerful... its been decades since CP Rail became Canadian Pacific, yet even today the name CP Rail persists.. By contrast  almost nobody refers to BNSF as "Santa Fe" even though that name was certainly iconic and woven into the very fabric of American history. 

 

Go to the right area you will most certainly here people still refer to the BNSF as Santa Fe. Just as some still call it the BN in some areas.

 
 
 
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Posted by tree68 on Saturday, January 7, 2023 5:35 PM

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Go the right area you will most certainly here people still refer to the BNSF as Santa Fe. Just as some still call it the BN in some areas.

And there are a lot of people who just refer to them as "that d****d railroad..."

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Posted by jeffhergert on Saturday, January 7, 2023 5:36 PM

Being in former BN territory, often in casual conversation it's still referred to as "BN" at work.  Even by BNSF people.  There's a few instances where you can still hear "Q" being used. 

Old railroad names seem to last long after the original name, and sometimes the railroad itself, is long gone.  Nonrailroad related names for places also last so long that what or whom they were named for have been all but forgotten.

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Posted by SD60MAC9500 on Saturday, January 7, 2023 9:47 PM
 

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Ulrich
The CP Rail brand was and is powerful... its been decades since CP Rail became Canadian Pacific, yet even today the name CP Rail persists.. By contrast  almost nobody refers to BNSF as "Santa Fe" even though that name was certainly iconic and woven into the very fabric of American history. 

 

Because in those days it was also:  CP Ships, CP Air, CP Hotels, CP Rail, etc and a real multi-modal company.

 

 

Not only that.. CP has not been through any major mergers like our Class 1's. It's always been CP so that's what everyone knows. Unless you count the Toronto Hamilton & Buffalo as a major transactionBig Smile

 
 
 
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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Sunday, January 8, 2023 10:14 AM

I would opine that the Canadian Pacific brand is powerful since it was a truly multi-modal company as mentioned above.  For Canadians, it showed the flag to the rest of the world through its ships and planes.

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Posted by 54light15 on Sunday, January 8, 2023 11:01 AM

The CP even had service in Europe in the form of chartered Pullman cars attached to various trains. 

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Posted by kgbw49 on Sunday, January 8, 2023 11:49 AM

SD60MAC9500
 

 

 
CMStPnP

 

 
Ulrich
The CP Rail brand was and is powerful... its been decades since CP Rail became Canadian Pacific, yet even today the name CP Rail persists.. By contrast  almost nobody refers to BNSF as "Santa Fe" even though that name was certainly iconic and woven into the very fabric of American history. 

 

Because in those days it was also:  CP Ships, CP Air, CP Hotels, CP Rail, etc and a real multi-modal company.

 

 

 

 

Not only that.. CP has not been through any major mergers like our Class 1's. It's always been CP so that's what everyone knows. Unless you count the Toronto Hamilton & Buffalo as a major transactionBig Smile

 
 
 
 

Soon to be CPKC if the STB gives final OK.

That will leave UP as the only surviving name from the 19th Century.

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Posted by SD60MAC9500 on Sunday, January 8, 2023 6:47 PM
 

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Soon to be CPKC if the STB gives final OK.

That will leave UP as the only surviving name from the 19th Century.

 

I think that CPKC name is just temporary. After a year or two it will go back to just being called Canadian Pacific.

 
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Posted by Harrison on Monday, January 9, 2023 10:28 AM

jeffhergert

Being in former BN territory, often in casual conversation it's still referred to as "BN" at work.  Even by BNSF people.  There's a few instances where you can still hear "Q" being used. 

Old railroad names seem to last long after the original name, and sometimes the railroad itself, is long gone.  Nonrailroad related names for places also last so long that what or whom they were named for have been all but forgotten.

Jeff 

 

Here on the D&H (see, I just did it!) The "D&H" is as common or more commonly used than CP or Canadian Pacific, among both railroaders and railfans alike. I imagine that will slowly fade away, but it's been over 30 years since CP took over...

I'm not sure if the NS segment is the same way.

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Posted by cv_acr on Monday, January 9, 2023 10:37 AM

SD60MAC9500
 

 

 
kgbw49

 

Soon to be CPKC if the STB gives final OK.

That will leave UP as the only surviving name from the 19th Century.

 

 

 

I think that CPKC name is just temporary. After a year or two it will go back to just being called Canadian Pacific.

 
 

Probably just on paper for the new parent holding company.

Like how Google was re-organized into Alphabet.

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Posted by SD70Dude on Monday, January 9, 2023 3:23 PM

CSSHEGEWISCH

I would opine that the Canadian Pacific brand is powerful since it was a truly multi-modal company as mentioned above.  For Canadians, it showed the flag to the rest of the world through its ships and planes.

"World's Greatest Travel System" and "Canadian Pacific Spans The World" used to be their slogans.  The company magazine was called "Spanner" in reference to the second one. 

Over on CN the former GTP route to Prince Rupert is officially known as the BC North line, but it is still nicknamed the 'Trunk Line' and trains or crews on it out of Jasper may be referred to as 'Trunkers'. 

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Posted by tree68 on Monday, January 9, 2023 5:15 PM

cv_acr
Probably just on paper for the new parent holding company.

Remember all of the legends about how "CSX" came to be...

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Posted by Michael Vomvolakis on Thursday, January 12, 2023 1:36 PM

CP's maps have always been well done. I have one from 1992 that shows all of the United States and Canada. It's a good size and isn't too hard to fold back up. Not like NS's maps which are stupidly massive and are hard to fold back up.

 

CP's North America Network Map from 2020 is great for looking at all the Class I rail lines: https://www.cpr.ca/en/choose-rail-site/Documents/cp-network-map-2020.pdf

 

In addition CP posts maps of just their system every year as a part of their "Three Year Plan" they submit to Transport Canada. Here is the most recent one: https://www.cpr.ca/en/about-cp-site/Documents/Schedule%20B%203-Yr%20Plan%2023.11.2022%20%281%29.pdf

 

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