This article has been reprinted from the Dec. 7 USDA Grain Transportation Report.
On December 4, Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) unveiled its next generation 8,500-foot “high efficiency product” (HEP) grain train at G3 Canada Limited’s Pasqua elevator facility near Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.
G3 is a Canadian grain handling company.
According to the press release, the HEP train can move 44 percent more grain from larger-capacity, shorter-length cars, which means more cars can fit on a train of the same length.
The cars are part of a half-billion-dollar investment to upgrade the fleet.
CP will have approximately 500 new hopper cars in service by the end of 2018 and 1,000 by spring 2019.
Over the next four years, CP plans to purchase a total of 5,900 new hopper cars.