Last week, CP Rail unveiled its next generation of grain transportation at the G3 Pasqua elevator near Moose Jaw, SK, reports Pembina Valley Online.
The 8,500-foot High Efficiency Product (HEP) train features new, and highly efficient, Canadian-made hopper cars, and can move approximately 44% more grain than the prior generation of grain train.
G3 constructed its state-of-the-art Pasqua terminal loop track to handle the 8,500-foot-long HEP trains. The fast loading loop track means CP can keep locomotives attached to the train during loading, and those same locomotives are in place to launch the train once loading is complete.
By the end of this year, CP will have approximately 500 new hopper cars in service, and that number will grow to 1,000 by spring 2019.