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Small rail company seeks permission to haul grain

WINNIPEG, Man. -- The Ferroequus Railway Company is seeking a piece of the Western grain hauling pie, and plead its...


WINNIPEG, Man. — The Ferroequus Railway Company is seeking a piece of the Western grain hauling pie, and plead its case at an upcoming Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) hearing in Winnipeg.

Ferroequus has made a request to run the rails between Camrose, Alta. and the Port of Prince Rupert, B.C. in order to haul grain and return empties on Canadian National (CN) track.

The CTA hearing will begin Apr. 29 in Winnipeg, and will examine whether or not the request should be granted. The CTA has the power to grand the requested running rights, but it may impose certain conditions or restrictions.

Originally, Ferroequus requested the right to run its trains from Lloydminster, Sask. to the port of Prince Rupert, however, it has since scaled back its proposed operations. The latest request was filed Mar. 21.

The proposed route includes only CN trackage. The CTA is calling on all interested parties to participate in the hearing. Interested interveners can write the CTA no later than Apr. 22, at Secretary of the Canadian Transportation Agency, Ottawa, Ont. K1A 0N9. A copy of the letter should also be faxed to 819-953-9269.


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