CP showcases new high capacity hopper cars

Canadian Pacific (CP) unveiled the next generation of grain transportation at the G3 Pasqua elevator near Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, last week.

The 8,500-foot High Efficiency Product (HEP) train features new, and highly efficient, Canadian-made hopper cars, and can move approximately 44 percent more grain than the prior generation of grain train.

The new hopper cars feature a capacity 10 percent greater by weight than the older-model Government of Canada cars, and 15 percent more volume.

The cars carry this extra product on a frame 5 percent shorter than the older cars, meaning more cars can fit into a train of the same length.

The cars are part of a half-billion-dollar investment CP is making to upgrade its fleet to better and more efficiently serve farmers and the Canadian economy.

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. Over the next four years, CP plans to purchase a total of 5,900 new hopper cars.

Source: CP

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