Canadian National to lease 350 new wagons by end of 2018

Photo: Shaunl.
Photo: Shaunl.

Rail freight operator Canadian National (CN) has announced plans to acquire 350 covered goods wagons by the end of 2018.

CN said that the wagons are being obtained to meet a growing demand in forest products and its metals business from customers across North America.

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Vice-president of bulk Doug MacDonald said: “These additional boxcars, combined with our new locomotives, hundreds of new train crew members, and track expansion investments, will help give us the capacity and network resiliency we need for pulp, paper and metals customers.”

The leased 50ft, high-capacity plate F boxcars are expected to be delivered from late summer with all the cars in service by the end of 2018.

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