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The Central Manitoba Railway (CEMR), which is owned and operated by Cando, is a 67-mile short line running from East Selkirk north of Winnipeg to Carman south of Winnipeg and serving 20+ transportation customers.

The short line, which was established by Cando in 1999 with the acquisition of CN’s Pine Falls and Carman subdivisions, services a variety of industrial customers with the main commodities being grain, fertilizers, paper, fuel, steel products and chemicals. CEMR interchanges daily in Winnipeg with CN in Symington Yard and CPR at Transcona Yard.

In 2003 CEMR acquired 38 acres of land with 4.5 miles of yard track in North Transcona (Winnipeg) and constructed the CEMR Transportation Centre, with offices, a transload facility and a tracked repair shop. CEMR has subsequently expanded its operations to include AAR certified railcar repair, locomotive repair and sales, rail/truck transloading, railcar storage and freight logistics. Cando markets its transload operations under the Cando brand “Cando Modal-Logic.”

CEMR’s Vision

“On the foundation of a sustainable short line switching railway, CEMR will generate long-term value through the continued development of ancillary services for on line and third party railway customers.”

About Cando

Cando is an employee-owned company that supplies specialized services to the rail sector. In business since 1978, with operations spanning North America, Cando is committed to innovation, entrepreneurship and a “can-do” approach to doing business.

Cando’s core capabilities in the rail industry are divided into three main divisions: railway or short line operations; industrial rail services and switching; and railway construction, maintenance and contract services.