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5/8/2002



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Johnstown America delivers coil steel cars to CPR


Johnstown America Corp. May 7 announced that Canadian Pacific Railway is taking delivery of 175 heavy-duty coil steel cars to move coils for IPSCO Inc.'s steel mill in Regina, Saskatchewan.
The transverse trough cars, which Johnstown offers in two trough sizes, are designed with a wider interior width to hold a variety of steel coil sizes, and a configuration that can accommodate side loading of master and banded coils.
The 286,000-pound gross rail-load cars also don't require moveable bulkheads, necessitating fewer workers for loading, and are shorter than typical coil cars (48 feet), enabling IPSCO to spot more cars on the same mill track, said Johnstown Vice President William Wiles in a prepared statement.


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