The Central Manitoba Railway

A cool little railway in my backyard and I was not aware of it. Winnipeg is a railway hub with two of the largest railway yards in Canada located in the city. The city of Winnipeg also has it’s very own railway: The Greater Winnipeg Water District (GWWD) Railway, see link at bottom.

The Central Manitoba Railway (CEMR) operates on 67 miles, stretching from Selkirk north of Winnipeg to Carman south of Winnipeg, and serves 20+ transportation customers, handling a variety of commodities including grain, fuel, lumber and steel.

CEMR interchanges daily with both the Canadian National and Canadian Pacific Class 1 railways, maintaining close working relationships with both mainline railway partners.

CEMR is committed to operating safely and has a comprehensive rail safety management system in place. We work with the communities and municipalities we operate in to ensure a safe work environment at all times.

CEMR provides switching service and on line operations on a daily basis, 24 hours a day.



The Central Manitoba Railway currently operates 16 locomotives.


Distance between Oak Bluff and Sanford is 15.6 Kms (9 miles)




My sister blog below:

The City of Winnipeg has its very own Railway

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