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Saskatchewan Grain Car Corp.

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Saskatchewan Grain Car Corporation (reporting marks SKPX, SKNX) is a Canadian crown corporation owned by the Government of Saskatchewan established on October 2, 1979 to purchase and rent grain rail cars for the transportation of statutory grains between Saskatchewan and export ports. The board of directors is currently composed of Dave Marit and Lyle Stewart. The corporation is governed by the Saskatchewan Grain Car Corporation Act. In 1990 the government investment $55M in the corporation for the purchase of 1,000 new covered rail cars. Priority in the rental of rail cars is given to short-line operators in the province.

Older rail cars were obtained from Canadian Pacific Railway and Canadian National Railway when the corporation was established, these were replaced by newly built cars in 1981.

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Saskatchewan Grain Car Corporation (reporting marks SKPX, SKNX) is a Canadian crown corporation owned by the Government of Saskatchewan established on October 2, 1979 to purchase and rent grain rail cars for the transportation of statutory grains between Saskatchewan and export ports. The board of directors is currently composed of Dave Marit and Lyle Stewart. The corporation is governed by the Saskatchewan Grain Car Corporation Act. In 1990 the government investment $55M in the corporation for the purchase of 1,000 new covered rail cars. Priority in the rental of rail cars is given to short-line operators in the province.

Older rail cars were obtained from Canadian Pacific Railway and Canadian National Railway when the corporation was established, these were replaced by newly built cars in 1981.

Between February and October 1981 these were replaced with 1,000 newly built steel rail cars, lined with epoxy, manufactured by Hawker Siddeley Canada. Each car has a capacity of 128.8 cubic metres. Approximately 905 cars remain in service with 415 allocated to Canadian National and 490 allocated to Canadian Pacific. Approximately 800 cars are in the original brown and orange paint scheme. In 2007 110 cars were repaired by GE Rail Car Repair Services Company in Regina. The new paint scheme is green with the type Saskatchewan!

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