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Hudson Bay Railway

The Hudson Bay Railway is made up of 627 miles of former Canadian National (CN) trackage, with a network that connects with CN in The Pas, running north through Manitoba to the Hudson Bay at the Port of Churchill. The Hudson Bay Railway is a vital transportation link in northern Manitoba, hauling perishables, automobiles, frac sand, construction material, heavy and dimensional equipment, scrap, hazardous materials, kraft paper, concentrates, containers, fertilizer, wheat and other grain products.

History of the Hudson Bay Railway

“Over muskeg and swamp for 500 miles a railroad was built from the prairies of Manitoba to Churchill, on the shores of Hudson Bay, where a grain elevator and other port facilities were provided as a new outlet for the produce of Western Canada.”
Learn more about the history of the Hudson Bay Railway (Wonders of World Engineering)

Today, we announce an historic partnership and agreement to restore rail service in Northern Manitoba and to Churchill. Press release:

Posted by Jim Carr on Friday, September 14, 2018

Port of Churchill

The Port of Churchill has played an important role in the development of Canada’s North since its opening in 1931. The Port’s export business has been predominately grain  however, there is a renewed effort to diversify the Ports business. With increasing economic activity in the north and changing dynamics in international trade, Churchill is ideally positioned to capture new business for the future.

History of the Port of Churchill

“When the freighter Pennyworth sailed in 1932 to Churchill, Hudson Bay, she opened up a new commercial route to the prairie provinces of Canada. She was the first vessel to prove that the navigation of these subarctic waters was practicable for freighters.”
Learn more about the history of the Port of Churchill (Shipping Wonders of the World)

For more information on operations and facilities, see below.