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Grain shipping guides

​​​​​​​Shipping grain? Here's what you need to know.​

Grain Products & Services

Canadian Pacific's products  and services are comprised of our Dedicated Train Program, a Dedicated Auction Train and an Open Distribution weekly order deck.

Grain Products & Services guide

Grain car request System

Our Grain Car Request System takes the guesswork out of ordering grain cars. Through our easy-to-use online system, you can:

  • Enter requests for all your shipping origins, for one or many weeks at a time.
  • Gain 24/7 access to the service plans for your programmed requests.
  • Gain 24/7 access to your current open requests over all weeks past, present and future.
  • Search or sort on-screen by entering keywords. 
  • Export your records to one of several file types. 

To access the system, log in to Customer Station


Producer cars

For information on the available producer car sites in Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, please download the respective files below:




Self-administe​​​red cars 

For self-administered producer cars only, please send the bills of lading to our Customer Service Centre:
Phone: 1-800-704-4000

Car place​ment

For issues relating to car placement, location or respots (a secondary switch needed to place a car that has been incorrectly-spotted for loading) please contact our Car Control Districts at 1-800-704-4000. Once loading is complete, send your fax release to us at 1-204-947-8273.

Fully-administere​d cars

All inquiries related to fully-administered producer cars should be made through the grain company administering the shipment on behalf of the producer loader.

Overloaded or improperly loaded cars

Please read our loading guidelines​​, as well as the safety, cost and efficiency considerations outlined in Tariff 2 Railcar supplemental services

Additional Sources

Find producer car information, along with checklists for shipping, on the Canadian Grain Commission web site.​