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management. Train lengths are also up 10%.
"That's a big opportunity looming for us, particularly
in Canadian grain, as we think about longer trains moving more grain," Hamilton said.
CP has one of the strongest origination footprints for
grain in North America, he said, with customers operating 78 high throughput elevators (112 train cars or
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another two coming online by the end of summer. With
the current loop tracks, trains are 112 cars long; with an
"That represents a 20% increase of grain per train,"
Hamilton said. "We would be moving less trains, and less
movement in the supply chain, by extension, creates more
Taking it a step further, with new larger capacity rail
FDUVWKRVHWUDLQVFRXOGJURZWRFDUVIRUDLQcrease in the amount of grain moved per train. This works
because the new railcars are shorter than the current ones,
CP's Murray Hamilton addresses what the railroad is doing to improve the movement of grain in Canada. Photo by Susan Reidy.
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