Western Canadian Short Line Railway Association

Build on a Short Line

Travel Agents for Freight

Affordability, Convenience & Superior Service


Let us help you

There are over 100 small and medium size businesses operating on short lines in Western Canada.

Some of the advantages of short line include:

  • Significant savings in warehousing and infrastructure costs,
  • Minimizing service disruptions through flexible and attentive service,
  • Providing competitive rates and services not available from Class 1s,
  • Connecting to multiple Class 1 carriers (not all lines),
  • Availability of local-level decision making and service, and
  • Providing links to communities and other companies.

Short line railways operate like a travel agent for freight.  We provide a personal touch and needed assistance navigating the world of rail and intermodal transportation for our clients.