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CP Rail CEO Hunter Harrison’s agonizing pursuit of Norfolk Southern Add to ...

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He can’t afford to show it, but Hunter Harrison has to be frustrated. For someone whose success stems from being so hard-nosed, courting Norfolk Southern by cooing, not crowing, must be wrenching.

Canadian Pacific Railway’s saviour has no other choice. To fulfill his dream of creating a railway that touches three coasts, he must do more than win over shareholders – he also has to convince a powerful U.S. regulator that his $28-billion (U.S.) offer for Norfolk Southern is about more than building an empire.

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