Ross and Jenny are Trackside in the heat of the day in Cheney WA.
We set up in Cheney, Washington in the heat of the summer to watch and film grain trains. These trains are vital for supplying food to the world. Depending on the car capacity and type of grain being transported, a grain car can haul 3,200 to 4,200 bushels of grain per unit. A typical 110-unit grain train can haul anywhere from 352,000 to 462,000 bushels of grain.
In 2017, BNSF alone hauled 1.1 million carloads of agricultural commodities; this equates to supplying 900 million people with a year’s supply of bread.