Port of Vancouver Tour

Monday, August 24, 2015 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

The Port of Vancouver is a major shipper of western wheat to Asia, receiver of wind turbines and Pacific port of entry for Subaru. They are working on becoming a oil terminal. The port is capable of receiving and unloading unit grain trains, and returning them to the BNSF or UP, without ever uncoupling them. Their most recent improvement is the development of the “Trench” which will allow trains to enter and depart without crossing and blocking the double-track mainline, thus increasing the Vancouver Yard capacity by as much as 40%. This bypass will be newly commissioned and in service by the time of our tour.