control systems on portions of the company’s owned track, depending on the volume of rail traffic. Remotely controlled centralized traffic control signals are used to authorize the movement of trains. The company is in the development stage of its Positive Train Control strategy for portions of its U.S. network. In some specific areas of intermediate traffic density, the company uses an automatic block signalling system in conjunction with written instructions from rail traffic controllers. Business Categories Bulk Canadian Grain Canadian grain transported by the company consists of both whole grains, such as wheat, corn, soybeans, and canola, and processed products, such as meals, oils, and flour. This business is centered in the Canadian prairies (Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba), with grain shipped primarily west to the Port Metro Vancouver and east to the Port of Thunder Bay for export. U.S. Grain U.S. grain transported by the company consists of both whole grains, such as wheat, corn, and soybeans, and processed products, such as meals, oils, and flour. This business is centered in the states of North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and South Dakota. In partnership with other railways, the company also moves grain to export terminals in the U.S. Pacific Northwest and the Gulf of Mexico. Grain destined for domestic consumption moves east via Chicago to the U.S. Northeast or is interchanged with other carriers to the U.S. Southeast, Pacific Northwest and California markets. Coal The company handles mostly metallurgical coal destined for export through the Port Metro Vancouver for use in the steel-making process in the Pacific Rim, Europe and South America. The company’s Canadian coal traffic originates mainly from Teck Resource Limited’s mines in southeastern B.C. It moves coal west from these mines to port terminals for export to world markets, and east for the U.S. Midwest markets and for consumption in steel-making mills along the Great Lakes. In the U.S., the company moves primarily thermal coal from connecting railways serving the thermal coal fields in the Powder River Basin in Montana and Wyoming. It is then delivered to power generating facilities in the Midwest U.S. The company also serves petroleum coke operations in Canada and the U.S. where the product is used for power generation and aluminum production. Potash The company’s potash traffic moves mainly from Saskatchewan to offshore markets through the ports of Vancouver, Thunder Bay and Portland, Oregon and to markets in the U.S. All potash shipments for export beyond Canada and the U.S. are marketed by Canpotex, a joint venture among Saskatchewan’s potash producers. Independently, these producers move domestic potash with the company primarily to the U.S. Midwest for local application. Fertilizers and Sulphur The company provides transportation services from major nitrogen production facilities in western Canada. It also has direct service to key fertilizer distribution terminals, such as the barge facilities on the Mississippi River system at Minneapolis-St. Paul, as well as access to Great Lakes vessels at Thunder Bay. Merchandise Merchandise products move in trains of mixed freight and in various car types. Service involves delivering products to many different customers and destinations. In addition to traditional rail service, the company moves merchandise traffic through a network of truck-rail transload facilities and provides logistics services. Forest Products Forest products traffic includes wood pulp, paper, paperboard, newsprint, lumber, panel and oriented strand board shipped from key producing areas in B.C., northern Alberta, northern Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec to destinations throughout North America. Chemicals and Plastics Petroleum products consist of commodities, such as liquid petroleum gas (LPG), gasoline, diesel, condensate, asphalt and lubricant oils. The majority of the company’s Western Canadian petroleum products traffic originates in Saskatchewan and in the Alberta Industrial Heartland, Canada’s major hydrocarbon processing region. The Bakken formation region in S
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