A transportation challenge

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 72, No. 808, 1979

R. E. LAWLESS Vice-President, Freight Marketing, R. P. LANGLOIS, National Manager, Fuels and Chemicals, Canadian National Railways, Montreal, Quebec

The transportation challenge began with the need to move millions of tons of coal annually from Western Canada to Ontario. The paper will discuss the options which were available, the final mode selected and the economic trade-offs which were involved. It will outline the demands of unit train technology and the effect of transportation requirements on the other elements of the whole system.
Keywords: Thunder Bay Terminals Ltd., Transportation, Railways, Trains, Unit Trains, Coal.