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On April

ITEM 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

Exhibit No.

Exhibit Description

Exhibit 99.1

News Release of Canadian Pacific dated April 7, 2016

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY LIMITED

By:

/s/ Scott Cedergren

Name:

Scott Cedergren

Title:

Assistant Corporate Secretary

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EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit No.

Exhibit Description

99.1

News Release of Canadian Pacific dated April 7, 2016

Release:April 7, 2016

Precision railroading philosophy can build a leading transcontinenta l railway, CP argues in white paper

Calgary, AB Canadian Pacific (TSX: CP) (NYSE: CP) today released a white paper detailing how the precision railroading philosophy which has been used successfully to elevate CP from industry laggard to leader over the last four years would transform Norfolk Southern Corp. (NS) and eventually build a leading transcontinental railway in North America.

Politicians, shippers and others are calling for a strong, healthy and high performing rail system yet no one has the stomach to challenge the status quo, CP CEO E. Hunter Harrison said. Clearly, moving goods reliably and efficiently is top of mind for everyone in the industry; we believe precision railroading and a CP-NS combination address those challenges.

Precision railroading has enabled CP to lower its operating ratio dramatically, improve service, reinvest record amounts in its network and in the communities it serves, and create significant shareholder value in a very short time.

CP looks forward to the U.S. Surface Transportation Boards (STB) decision on its petition for a declaratory order confirming the viability of the proposed voting trust structure, an option CP has proposed as the fastest way for NS shareholders to receive consideration for their shares.

CP believes that all stakeholders will benefit if the proposed transaction is evaluated on its merits and based on a full record that includes the opportunity for all interested parties to comment within the STBs prescribed framework, free from political interference. CP remains hopeful that the STB will be able to offer clarity that will allow NS shareholders to make an informed decision on CPs pending resolution.

This proposed merger addresses capacity challenges; provides better, faster service for shippers and at a lower cost; and enhances competition by ending bottleneck pricing and provides modified terminal access. The end result would be a single-line, transcontinental option that improves market access and ensures the timely and efficient flow of freight supporting the North American economy now and into the future.

The full text of the white paper,

Precision Railroading: Using the CP Model to Build a Leading Transcontinental Railway

, is below. A PDF version can be downloaded at:

http://www.cpconsolidation.com

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Precision Railroading: Using the CP Model to Build a Leading Transcontinental Railway

The status quo is not an option for North American rail

APRIL 2016

Canadian Pacific (CP) has proposed a transformational merger with Norfolk Southern Corp. (NS); together they would form an integrated, transcontinental railroad with the scale and reach to deliver unsurpassed levels of service and safety to customers and communities while enhancing competition, supporting continued economic growth and creating significant shareholder value.

CP has a tried and tested approach called precision railroading that will deliver results for customers, employees, communities and shareholders. Precision railroading has been successfully applied to transform two of the worstperforming Class I railroads into top performers, and CP strongly believes that it can do the same with underperforming NS.

What is precision railroading? Quite simply, it is a philosophy of constant monitoring and optimization of every asset throughout the entire organization, led by five Foundations:

THE FIVE FOUNDATIONS OF PRECISION RAILROADING

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IMPROVING CUSTOMER SERVICE

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CONTROLLING COSTS

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OPTIMIZING ASSET UTILIZATION

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OPERATING SAFELY

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VALUING AND DEVELOPING EMPLOYEES

These five Foundations can be applied to any railroad with the same result: more efficient operations across the network, better returns for shareholders and improved safety for employees and communities.

PRECISION RAILROADING 101

CP CEO Hunter Harrison developed the concept of precision railroading more than 20 years ago, departing from the practice of holding trains until they were completely full. The old model, thought to be beneficial to railway efficiency, could often delay customer shipments.

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By contrast, precision railroading prioritizes delivery of a customers shipment from origin to destination as quickly as possible. It is similar to the airline industry where a plane will leave at its scheduled departure time regardless of whether all seats are filled.

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Dakens, L., Edwards, P., Johnson, J., Morse, N. (2008). Switchpoints. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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Precision railroading demands a schedule and plan that is constantly monitored for every asset. This enables the railway to track progress and optimize railcar and locomotive utilization, and gives the customer the ability to better plan for shipment arrivals and departures.

While simple in theory, successfully executing precision railroading is not easy. It requires the coordination of all aspects of operations including train and crew scheduling, equipment availability, track and rail car repairs, as well as synchronization with other stakeholders, such as customers and supply chain partners. Employees must be constantly mindful of all aspects of the transportation process to ensure the safe, timely, and efficient arrival of a customers freight.

Today, precision railroading has evolved into an overarching philosophy that fundamentally values performance and stretches beyond the operating department. It is rooted in the simple belief that a customer who pays for timely service should receive timely service.

THE BEGINNING OF A TRANSFORMATIONAL JOURNEY

Before current CP management took over in 2012, the companys previous management team fiercely defended its plan to drive improvement arguing that CPs network was topographically unique and was not amenable to precision railroading.

But precision railroading is a set of non-discriminating principles that can be effectively applied to any railroad in the world. Geographic, network and business mix differences are irrelevant in the application of the underlying principles that guide day-to-day decisions.

The first step in implementing precision railroading was to focus on the five Foundations that would serve as CPs vision improving customer service, controlling costs, optimizing asset utilization, operating safely and valuing and developing CP employees. With these areas of common focus, the management team could empower every employee to make decisions that deliver on CPs corporate objectives.

In order to achieve the vision, it was clear that a significant change in cultural...


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