A short-line railway southeast of Regina has seen steady growth since operations began eight years ago.
Stewart Southern Railway operates the 80 mile line between Stoughton and Regina, with six locomotives serving half a dozen farm communities.
C.E.O. Blair Stewart, said the short line started with one shipper and has now grown to nine shipping operations.
“We really only had one shipper, which was my old company Fillmore Seeds,” he said.
“Now we have, ADM is just building a fertilizer/grain facility at Lajord, we have another brand-new facility at Lajord, a brand new facility at Francis, and we have School or Grain at Richardson, which is a U.S. company,” Stewart said.
The historic Stoughton to Regina rail line is the longest straight piece of track in North America and the second longest in the world.