TORONTO, Ontario – Canadian Pacific Railway’s 14,000-mile network connects the principal centers of Canada, from Montreal to Vancouver, and the U.S. Northeast and Midwest regions.

CPR’s track feeds directly into the Chicago hub from the East and West coasts. Alliances with other carriers extend CPR’s market reach beyond its own network and into the major business centers of Mexico.

Constructed between eastern Canada and British Columbia between 1881 and 1885, the line was Canada’s first transcontinental railroad.

Though the railroad is a freight company, for years, Canada Pacific was the only way to travel to many far out regions of the country. The railroad is often credited with the development and settlement of Western Canada.

Canada Pacific’s passenger service ended in 1986 and was assumed by VIA Rail.

Facts & Figures about Canadian Pacific
Here are some facts and figures about Toronto-based Canadian Pacific.

  • Route Miles: 13,900
  • Number of Employees: 15,840
  • Locomotives: 1,548
  • Freight Cars on System: 46,400

Canadian PacificReporting Marks
Railroads have many reporting marks, identification assigned by the American Association of Railroads. Here are the marks for Canadian Pacific:

  • CP
  • CPAA
  • CPI

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