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For most grain growers, a train out-loading wheat wouldn't be much of an unusual sight.
But for about 40 farmers who gathered at the Grass Patch CBH recieval site, 80km north of Esperance yesterday, it was a bit of a novelty.
It was the first time the co-operative's new trains had started moving grain on rail in the Esperance port zone.
CBH Group chairman Neil Wandel says its taken over a year to get the new train set to the south east, but he's happy its finally arrived.
He says apart from a couple of warranty issues, the trains have been well received and seem to be doing their job.
"What these do in two trips into Esperance in 24 hours it would take 80 road trains to do and just speaking to the drivers they're only using 500 litres of diesel per trip."
"So when you really work out the economics of moving grain on rail, that's the way we really should be moving it."
This article first appeared on www.abc.net.au
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