National Steel Car delivers new K+S Potash Canada hoppers

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The new distinctive blue-and-white covered hoppers will be used in domestic potash service in Canada.
K+S Canada
HAMILTON, Ontario — K+S Potash Canada is taking delivery of the first hopper cars in an order of 200 new National Steel Car-built covered hoppers. In the next few months, blue-and-white hoppers will enter potash freight service in Canada, while additional cars will be added in the next few years, according to K+S. 

The company says the cars are built specifically for the company’s needs and feature unique cubic capacity and car length. In addition, a single opening at the top of the car allows the cars to be loaded while in motion.

The cars will be used in domestic freight service and will be loaded with potash coming from the company’s Bethune mine in Saskatchewan.

National Steel Car previously built a fleet of hoppers for K+S’ international business. Those hoppers were delivered last fall.

National Steel Car is headquartered in Hamilton.

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