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CN has ordered 1,000 new generation, high-capacity grain hopper cars to help meet the growing needs of North American grain farmers and demands of grain customers.
The order is part of a larger program to build and renew a fleet of 6,000 hopper cars over the next three years, CN officials said in a press release.
The cars, which will be manufactured in a TrinityRail manufacturing plant in Mexico, will help move more grain across the the railroad's network, CN officials said.
“CN’s grain movement has been resilient during the pandemic, achieving 14 straight months of record Canadian grain volume shipments," said Rob Reilly, CN's executive vice president and chief operating officer. "By purchasing additional hopper cars, we are strengthening our commitment to grain farmers, grain customers, and the overall supply chain to support and expand our movement of grain to international markets as demand continues to increase.”