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Business has been steadily increasing since the Battle River Railway had its ribbon-cutting ceremony in December 2010.

The little railway that could

The railway moved 2,100 rail cars last year but getting them is an 
ongoing challenge

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Battle River Railway is a little engine that could — and it just keeps chugging along despite challenges thrown its way. “The grain business looks good. We moved 2,100 cars last year and we have every expectation of moving that much or more this year,” said Ken Eshpeter, the railway’s chairman and CEO and […] Read more

Eleven producers and grain industry representatives recently visited port facilities across the West Coast, like this one in Vancouver.  Photo: Alberta Barley

West Coast terminals have a beef with railways, too

Producers who recently toured terminal elevators say every 
official they met said railways are the bottleneck in the system

Reading Time: 4 minutes Turns out farmers aren’t the only ones with a beef with Canada’s railways — operators of West Coast ports say inadequate rail service is holding them back, too. Sylvan Lake farmer Michael Ammeter was one of 11 producers and grain industry representatives who toured ports in Portland, Vancouver, and Prince Rupert for five days in […] Read more