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Canadian Pacific sets grain traffic record in April


Canadian Pacific moved a record amount of Canadian grain and grain products last month, the Class I announced last week.

CP moved a best-ever 2.6 million metric tons of grain and grain products, beating a previous record set in October 2018, CP officials said in a press release.

The railroad's performance occurred when CP's network was close to the highest it has ever been. Gross ton-miles averaged 817 million per day, the second highest average workload of any month on record.

CP attributed the results to its precision scheduled railroading operating model, as well as continuous communication and collaboration with customers, company officials said.

"The first month of Q2 sets us up well for continued success this quarter and beyond, but it hasn't been without significant effort from our family of railroaders, customers and the broader supply chain," said CP Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer John Brooks. "Throughout 2019, the resiliency of our railroaders and our customers has been remarkable."

Last month also marked the best April performance in CP history from train length and weight perspective. April train length, excluding local traffic, was an average of 7,576 feet, while train weight, excluding local traffic, was an average of 9,356 tons, CP officials said.

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