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SHIPPING BLOCK [2 records]

Record 1 2001-05-07

English

Subject field(s)
  • Rail Transport
  • Transport of Goods
  • Grain Growing
CONT

For purposes of grain transportation, the railway network in the grain growing area of Western Canada is divided into 49 segments. Each is known as a shipping block. There are 27 blocks on Canadian national, 20 on CP Rail, and two on Northern Alberta Railways. A block is a grouping of railway train runs established so that a railway can, within a block, provide flexible train service from week to week to the various branchlines. There may be two shipping blocks on one geographical area, one for CP Rail and one for Canadian national.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Transport par rail
  • Transport de marchandises
  • Culture des céréales
CONT

Le réseau ferroviaire des régions productrices de l'Ouest canadien est, dans le cas du transport du grain, divisé en 49 secteurs, chacun formant une subdivision ou zone de transport. Vingt-sept de ces zones dépendent du Canadien national, vingt du CPR et deux des Northern Alberta Railways. Une zone groupe une série d'itinéraires prévus de manière que la compagnie puisse, dans cette subdivision, assurer de semaine en semaine un service ferroviaire assez souple pour ses diverses lignes. Certaines régions géographiques peuvent contenir deux subdivisions dont l'une dépend du Canadien national et l'autre du CPR.

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Record 2 2001-05-07

English

Subject field(s)
  • Grain Growing
  • Transport of Goods
  • Rail Transport
CONT

The 49 shipping blocks are grouped into two large shipping areas. The western shipping area, including those blocks that supply most of the grain shipped through the lakehead port of Thunder Bay to Eastern Canada, St. Lawrence and Atlantic export ports, covers the province of Manitoba and the eastern half of Saskatchewan. The western shipping area, which supplies most of the grain shipped through Canada's west coast ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert, covers Alberta and the western half of Saskatchewan.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Culture des céréales
  • Transport de marchandises
  • Transport par rail
CONT

On a groupé les 49 subdivisions de transport en deux vastes zones de transport. Celle de l'Est, comprenant les subdivisions qui fournissent la plus grande partie du grain expédié à partir du port de Thunder Bay situé à la tête des Grands Lacs vers les ports d'exportation de l'Est canadien, du Saint-Laurent et de l'Atlantique, couvre la province du Manitoba et la partie est de la Saskatchewan. Celle de l'Ouest, fournissant la plus grande partie du grain expédié à partir des ports de Vancouver et de Prince Rupert sur la côte du Pacifique, couvre l'Alberta et la partie ouest de la Saskatchewan.

Spanish

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