MBC 2010 Route

Grain

Potash

Container

Forest Products

Coal

Mixed

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Unit Freight Trains

By 2010 traffic essentially consists of unit freight trains. Grain from the prairie

provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba and potash from Saskatchewan

is hauled west to the port of Vancouver. Goods arriving at the port of Vancouver

from the Pacific Rim are hauled to market in eastern Canada and the United

States by unit container trains. Forest products from British Columbia are also

sent east not only the markets in Eastern Canada but also to markets in the

United States.

Mixed trains haul, among other goods, petroleum products west from Alberta and

automobiles east from Japan and Korea.

In addition, coal from southeastern British Columbia is hauled to a staging yard

south of Golden and then west on the Canadian Pacific’s main line to the port of

Vancouver where it is shipped to the Pacific Rim.

A container train from the port at

Vancouver heads east passed the west

portal of the Macdonald Tunnel in

route to the Connaught Tunnel. East-

bound trains, often empty grain,

potash or coal unit trains, use the

higher Connaught Tunnel while west-

bound trains, usually loaded, use the

lower Macdonald Tunnel.

 

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