The Central Manitoba Railway (CEMR)


The Central Manitoba Railway (CEMR), which is owned and operated by Cando, is a 67-mile short line running from East Selkirk north of Winnipeg to Carman south of Winnipeg and serving 20+ transportation customers.


The short line, which was established by Cando in 1999 with the acquisition of CN’s Pine Falls and Carman subdivisions, services a variety of industrial customers with the main commodities being grain, fertilizers, paper, fuel, steel products and chemicals. CEMR interchanges daily in Winnipeg with CN in Symington Yard and CP at Transcona Yard, maintaining close working relationships with both mainline railway partners. CEMR provides switching service and on line operations on a daily basis, 24 hours a day, and has its own team of engineering experts to maintain, repair and replace its track. CEMR’s MOW team offers ditching, snow removal and servicing repairs to both main line and industrial operations.

Cando’s CEMR headquarters in North Transcona, Winnipeg has offices, a transload facility, a railcar storage yard and houses Cando’s Winnipeg railcar repair facility.

Tools and Resources

CEMR tariff schedule
CEMR Transportation Centre Map
Railway Operations Map
2017 Customer Safety Spring Focus Letter
CEMR 2016 Customer Safety Handbook
Contractor Safety Requirements on Cando Property


2675 Day Street
Box 27 Grp 514, RR#5
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
R2C 2Z2
Phone: (204) 235-1175
Tom Mangnall, Assistant General Manager – Operations