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Spring & Summer Rail Weight Limits (Province of Quebec)

According to an announcement by Canadian Pacific, spring thaw restrictions have been removed from rail movements in the Province of Québec, effective May 9-25 (please find implementation details below). As a result, maximum rail weights for the spring and summer will return to the following levels:

Series Maximum Weight Description
530  46,500 lbs Reefer
730 48,300 lbs Heater
230 / 630 / 637 50,500 lbs Dry 53'

638 / all CDAU / all EMHU

48,100 lbs Dry 53'
Marine 40' 50,500 lbs

Dry 40'


Effective dates will follow the below schedule by zone:


Ÿ  Zone 1: Montréal-Montmagny-Sherbrooke-Saint-Jérôme  (May 9-11)

Ÿ  Zone 2: Val-d'Or-Chicoutimi-Sept-Îles-Rivière-du-Loup  (May 16-18)

Ÿ  Zone 3: The rest of Québec  (May 23-25)


If you have questions or concerns related to specific shipments, please feel free to contact your SPARX representative.