CN Rail has announced plans to acquire 1,500 new generation, high-capacity grain hopper cars with delivery starting in January of 2021. These new railcars will encourage economic recovery through job creation in the North American manufacturing sector, as well as help CN continue to meet the growing needs of grain farmers and grain customers, the… Read More

Viterra has announced the construction of a new 34,000 metric tonne grain terminal at Rosser, Man., just northwest of the city of Winnipeg. The new facility will feature a loop track capable of loading up to 134 railcars, and will replace Viterra’s existing smaller elevator at Rosser. “We’re pleased to be renewing our commitment to… Read More

A state-of-the-art grain export terminal at the Port of Vancouver has become the latest component of G3’s growing network, and officially opened this week. “G3 began with the vision of building a more efficient path from farmers’ fields to global markets,” says president and CEO of G3, Don Chapman. “We are very proud to see… Read More

CN Rail will spend approximately $305 million across Alberta in 2020, including the construction of more double track on CN’s mainline. Included in the plan is a maintenance program that will focus on the replacement of rail and ties, as well as maintenance work on level crossings, bridges, culverts, signal systems, and other track infrastructure…. Read More

Paterson Grain says it has shipped the largest-ever grain train on the Canadian Pacific Railway (CP Rail) network. According to the company, the train consisted of 167 new high-capacity hopper cars, and carried 16,313 metric tonnes of grain from Paterson’s Foothills Terminal in Bowden, Alta., to the Alliance Grain Terminal in Vancouver. Paterson reports the… Read More

Amid all the pandemic-related challenges in agriculture, grain movement has been a bright spot heading into the 2020 growing season. Canadian Pacific Railway (CP Rail) says it moved more than 6.35 million metric tonnes (MMT) of grain during the first three months of 2020, surpassing its previous first-quarter record, set in 2016, by 300 thousand… Read More

I’ve seen over the last few days a lot of stories, comments, and mixed messages about farmers having to dump milk. I thought I’d clear a few things up with my perspective, direct from the farm. We were included in the farmers asked to dump milk. We dumped a little over 4,000 litres of raw,… Read More

A tumultuous and trying winter grain shipping season is wrapping up on a much higher note, thanks to decent weather, resolved blockades, and fully-opened tracks. Sean Finn, executive vice-president of corporate services and chief legal officer for CN Rail, says that although the railway is taking extra precautions regarding COVID-19, the network is working well… Read More