G3 Swift Current Loads First Train On Loop Track

Jul 29, 2021

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The newest grain terminal in the South West loaded its first train on a loop track yesterday.

Farmers started delivering grain to the G3 Swift Current terminal in Mid-May.

G3 Corporate Communication Specialist Peter Chura said in an earlier interview that the Swift Current facility is similar to other G3 operations.

"It has a capacity of 42,000 tonnes. It has high capacity drags and the drive shed, meaning a 40 ton Super B truck could discharge its whole load of grain there within five minutes or less and be back on its way back to the farm for another load."

He notes on the other side of the facility is the loop track.

"This means a 150 car train could pull onto the loop track, continue moving around, continuous motion, it gets loaded and gets on its way to in this case G3 Terminal Vancouver. It keeps the grain moving, keeps the grain moving to market, which means more delivery opportunities, and more market opportunities for farmers."

The grain company now has 17 elevators across the Prairies, nine in Saskatchewan and six in Alberta

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