The grain trains just keep getting bigger

Less than a year after loading the province’s largest-ever grain train, Paterson Grain’s Foothills terminal at Bowden has upped the record by a wide margin.

The terminal recently loaded 16,313 tonnes of grain on 167 new high-capacity hopper cars — 10 per cent more grain than on a 147-car train last summer.

The train was the largest “origin grain unit train” in CP Rail history, said Keith Creel, the railway’s president and CEO.

The train was loaded in under 14 hours and took less than four days to reach the Alliance Grain Terminal in Vancouver, Paterson Grain said in a news release.

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