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have an ambitious plan to secure long-term stability
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in Canada's freight rail system," said Minister of

« Nous avons un plan ambitieux pour assurer la stabilité et le
❱ succès
à long terme du réseau ferroviaire de marchandises du

Transport Marc Garneau. "It's all about fairness - so that we
have a freight rail system that works for everyone: farmers, rail
companies, businesses, workers and for our economy."
According to Frank Bognar, CARS' Corporate and Government
Affairs Advisor, Bill C-49 contains "proactive measures that will
enhance safety investigation efforts and could prevent accidents,
rather than react-to and investigate accidents - after the fact."
(This includes installing video/voice recorders in locomotives to
aid accident investigations.) He also agreed with Garneau that
"the proposed amendments - to a degree - will 'level the playing
field' between railways and shippers in the form of easier CTA
procedures for adjudication and conflict resolution arising from
contractual non-performance in grain transportation."
This said, "the most significant aspect of this Bill is its
propensity to have a positive stabilizing effect on the investment
environment," said Bognar. In particular, "the approval of Bill C-49,
would allow the infusion of sizeable investments in the form
of replacement railway rolling stocks and infrastructure. Once
Bill C-49 is approved, an obstacle will be removed that could
positively reinforce future investments in the railway industry."
Frank Bognar's positive assessment is echoed by James
Clements, Canadian Pacific's vice president of Strategic Planning
and Transportation Services. He said C-49's proposed changes to
"Maximum Revenue Entitlement" make it economically possible
for CP to invest in new higher capacity grain hopper cars.
Under the proposed new rules, "if we make an investment in
hopper cars, which increases our cost of car ownership, there will be
an increase in our allowed Maximum Revenue Entitlement," Clements
told Inside Track magazine. "What that does is give us some certainty
around what the return on investment would be in the regulated
grain space. This would lead to us being able to make a significant
investment in the covered hopper fleet over the next two years."

Canada, a déclaré le ministre des Transports, Marc Garneau. C'est
une question d'équité envers les agriculteurs, les compagnies
ferroviaires, les entreprises, les travailleurs et notre économie ».
Selon Frank Bognar, conseiller aux affaires corporatives
et gouvernementales de l'ACFC, le projet de loi C-49 contient
des mesures proactives qui amélioreront les enquêtes sur la
sécurité de même que la prévention des accidents ». (Entre
autres l'installation d'enregistreurs vidéo et de la parole dans les
locomotives.) Il est également d'accord avec le ministre Garneau
pour dire que « les modifications permettront d'uniformiser les
règles du jeu grâce à des procédures simplifiées pour l'arbitrage
et la résolution de conflits découlant de l'inexécution des contrats
de transport de céréales ».
« Cela dit, l'aspect le plus important de ce projet de loi est son
effet stabilisateur sur l'environnement d'investissement, a déclaré
M. Bognar. L'approbation du projet C-49 permettrait d'importants
investissements sous forme de matériel roulant et d'infrastructure
de remplacement. L'adoption de la loi lèverait un obstacle et
pourrait favoriser les investissements futurs dans le secteur
ferroviaire ».
L'évaluation positive de Frank Bognar est reprise par James
Clements, vice-président, Planification stratégique et Services
de transport du Canadien Pacifique. Selon lui, les modifications
proposées au « revenu admissible maximal » permettraient au CP
de rentabiliser des wagons-trémies à plus grande capacité.
En vertu des nouvelles règles proposées, « nos investissements
dans les wagons-trémies seraient compensés par une
augmentation de notre revenu admissible maximal » a déclaré
M. Clements à la revue Inside Track. « Cela nous donne une
certaine certitude quant au rendement du capital investi dans
le domaine du transport de céréales. Nous pourrions faire un
investissement important dans le parc wagons-trémies couverts
au cours des deux prochaines années ».

"Jumbo Hopper Cars" Offer More Capacity, Shorter Length

The hopper cars that CP wants to buy are known as "Jumbo
Hopper Cars." They are well-named: Although shorter than the
approximately 23,000 CN/CP grain hopper cars now in use, these
taller Jumbo Hoppers can be loaded to a weight of 286,000 pounds
each. This is nearly 7 percent more capacity than the 268,000 pounds
carried by current Government of Canada hopper cars; thanks to the
Jumbo Hopper's larger cubic footage (up to 5,400 cubic feet per car).
Note: CP already has some jumbo hopper cars in its grain fleet of
about 10,000 cars; 6,000 of which are Government of Canada cars.
"The newer jumbo hopper cars offer greater efficiency by
combining greater car capacity, lighter car weight and - being
new - cost avoidance in their maintenance," said CARS' Bognar.
"To increase the capacity of the grain logistics supply chain, CN
has been increasing the proportion of high-capacity jumbo hopper
cars in the Western grain fleet. With further investment, the
process of acquiring more new hopper cars could be expedited."
Expediting jumbo hopper purchases certainly appeals to
Canadian Pacific. The fact that these cars are shorter than
existing hopper cars means that more jumbo hoppers can be
assembled in a single train; even one whose length has been
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reduced due to cold weather conditions.

Plus de capacité malgré une longueur plus courte

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Les wagons-trémies que le CP veut acheter sont connus
sous le nom de « wagons-trémies géants ». Et ils portent
bien leur nom : bien qu'ils soient plus courts que les quelque
23 000 wagons-trémies actuellement utilisés, ces wagons géants
plus hauts peuvent transporter jusqu'à 286 000 livres chacun, soit
une capacité de 20 % supérieure aux 226 000 livres transportées
par les wagons-trémies actuels (jusqu'à 6 500 pieds cubes
par wagon).
« Les nouveaux wagons-trémies géants sont plus légers, ce qui
permet de réduire les coûts d'entretien, a déclaré M. Bognar de
l'ACFCF. Le CN a augmenté la proportion de wagons-trémies de
grande capacité dans le parc céréalier de l'Ouest. Il pourrait en
accélérer l'acquisition par des investissements supplémentaires ».
L'accélération des achats de wagons-trémies géants intéresse
certainement le Canadien Pacifique. Le fait que ces wagons
soient plus courts signifie que l'on peut en assembler plus en
un seul train, même lorsque la longueur totale est réduite en
raison du froid.
La conception des wagons-trémies géants permet également
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de les charger et de les décharger plus rapidement. « Cela

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Insidetrack - Spring/Summer 2018

President’s Message
Bigger Hopper Cars, Faster Grain Shipments
Canada’s New Locomotive Emissions Regulations
Liquid Assets
Hydrail: A Profound Innovation Opportunity for Canadian Railway Suppliers
Locomotive and Passenger Car Freeze-Up Downtime Can Be Prevented
From Last Spike to First in Class: Creativity, Collaboration, and Determination in the Pursuit of Leadership
How to Achieve a Respectful, Harassment-Free Workplace
CARS News
New Members
CapEx: An Industry-Wide Look at Who’s Spending What
Railway Supplier Buyers’ Guide
Advertiser.com
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