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Date: 06/05/23 18:22
Uninspired, but at least they leave it to the Beaver
Author: RuleG

According to an article posted in today's Trains.com Newswire, CPKC employees will select the railway's new paint scheme through an on-line survey.  The survey will ask CPKC employees to select from one of five paint schemes.  Below is a link to the article which shows the five paint schemes.  I feel they are all uninspired, but view #1 as the least disappointing.  At least all five schemes will keep the CP logo which will leave it to the Beaver to continue the CP's heritage.

https://www.trains.com/trn/news-reviews/news-wire/cpkc-employees-will-select-railways-new-locomotive-livery.

Glad I rode the Rocky Mountaineer last year for a last look at and ride on the pre-merger Canadian Pacific.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/05/23 18:30 by RuleG.



Date: 06/05/23 18:26
Re: Uninspired, but at least they leave it to the Beaver
Author: goneon66

option #5 for me...........

66



Date: 06/05/23 19:04
Re: Uninspired, but at least they leave it to the Beaver
Author: Cardinalrider13

I think I agree with 5. The consultant who came up with these designs didn't earn their money.



Date: 06/05/23 23:42
Re: Uninspired, but at least they leave it to the Beaver
Author: exrtc

What I want to know;  will it be CPKC RailROAD or CPKC RailWAY?

Chris Rye- former railWAY employee



Date: 06/06/23 05:04
Re: Uninspired, but at least they leave it to the Beaver
Author: joemvcnj

Or maybe just CPKC Rail. Actually, I would have called the merged railroad CPS (Canadian Pacific Southern). They go way beyond Kansas City. 

I would go with Option 1. All the rest look the same except for playing around or not with a yellow stripe. 



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Date: 06/06/23 05:06
Re: Uninspired, but at least they leave it to the Beaver
Author: PCCRNSEngr

CPKC is a bit of a tongue twister. I would have used a chicken logo and called it KFCP,



Date: 06/06/23 09:08
Re: Uninspired, but at least they leave it to the Beaver
Author: cn6218

I like #3.

The black roof hides the inevitable exhaust grime that will build up there, and the yellow stripes on the nose help with grade crossing visibility (That's a mistake VIA made with the F40 rebuilds.).

Anybody want to place bets on how long it takes for "CPKC" to get shortened to just "CP"?  It will fit a lot better on the nose as "C:P".  It's been a long time since I heard anything about "CNIC".

GTD



Date: 06/06/23 09:22
Re: Uninspired, but at least they leave it to the Beaver
Author: raytc1944

Do Mexicans even know what a beaver is?



Date: 06/06/23 11:42
Re: Uninspired, but at least they leave it to the Beaver
Author: NiagaraMike

# 1 is good!



Date: 06/06/23 13:04
Re: Uninspired, but at least they leave it to the Beaver
Author: KD

Beavers are native to all 3 countries

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Date: 06/06/23 20:19
Re: Uninspired, but at least they leave it to the Beaver
Author: RuleG

raytc1944 Wrote:
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> Do Mexicans even know what a beaver is?

I live thousands of miles from the Pacific Northwest and know what an orca is.



Date: 06/06/23 22:46
Re: Uninspired, but at least they leave it to the Beaver
Author: feclark

Option 1 isn't bad, but it looks inspired by the CN tuxedo scheme (CNNA), and that's not a good corporate idea. Option 5 is intriguing, but you really have to look closely to realize the separation lines around the red are the same shape as the old tuscan scheme, but repositioned. If the red was narrower, maybe ...
Fred



Date: 06/07/23 03:39
Re: Uninspired, but at least they leave it to the Beaver
Author: railsmith

exrtc Wrote:
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> What I want to know;  will it be CPKC RailROAD or
> CPKC RailWAY?
>
> Chris Rye- former railWAY employee

Both CP and KCS used RailWAY.



Date: 06/07/23 08:52
Re: Uninspired, but at least they leave it to the Beaver
Author: aehouse

Cardinalrider13 Wrote:
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> I think I agree with 5. The consultant who came up
> with these designs didn't earn their money.

They never do. The Norfolk and Western paid a half million (1971) dollars to a design firm for the horrid "NW" logo. I could have provided them the same with Press Type (remember that, dry transfer lettering?) for about $2.00

Art House



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Date: 06/08/23 08:16
Re: Uninspired, but at least they leave it to the Beaver
Author: railsmith

cn6128 wrote:
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>Anybody want to place bets on how long it takes for "CPKC" to get shortened to just "CP"?
> It will fit a lot better on the nose as "C:P".  It's been a long time since I heard anything about "CNIC".

CPKC is the personal choice of Keith Creel. It’s not going to be dropped while he's around.
 



Date: 06/08/23 10:48
Re: Uninspired, but at least they leave it to the Beaver
Author: wabash2800

How about Canadian Pacifico? Canadian Pacific Southern doesn't sound bad. Yes, the paint schemes don't look inspiring and don't do much to combine the heritage of both roads. I think CPKC sounds almost like a former soviet bloc country. If they put the eagle and the beaver on the same logo,  they can call it a spread eagle beaver... Vivi la beavila!

Victor Baird



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/08/23 10:53 by wabash2800.



Date: 06/08/23 11:30
Re: Uninspired, but at least they leave it to the Beaver
Author: Waybiller

Canadian Pacific Keith Creel is the full official name, or so I've heard.



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