Western Canadian Short Line Railway Association

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Member Suppliers

The following is a list of the suppliers who participate in and support the Western Canadian Short Line Railway Association. 


For nearly three decades, Allan Construction has completed many of Saskatchewan’s most challenging construction projects – for many of Saskatchewan’s most demanding clients.

Allan Construction specializes in the industrial, commercial, and infrastructure sectors across western Canada.

Saskatchewan owned and operated, Allan is proud to build the buildings, roads and facilities – the often unheralded but vital infrastructure – that allows business to thrive and communities to grow.

Over our history, Allan has developed a depth of hands-on experience and expertise in, General Contracting, Design Builds, Reinforced Concrete, Earth Works, Road Building, Rail Lines, Water Works, Utilities, and Piling.

Allan Construction strives to earn the business of customers by providing a wide variety of expertise and services that meets the needs of our Civil, Industrial, Commercial and Utility customers.  Our success as a company comes from three fundamental beliefs that drives everything we do. 

The first is our unwavering commitment to performing the highest quality of work for our customers.

Second, we realize continued success comes only by having the highest trained employees who represent the company values.

The third key to our success is Allan Construction invests heavily to provide an unmatched fleet of company owned light tools, equipment and technology platforms that allow our employees to quickly respond to the changing needs of our customers.


Jon Materi, PMP, GSC

Email: jon@allanconstruction.ca

Cell: 306-380-5718


GATX is the leading global railcar lessor, operating in North America, Europe and Asia. In North America, GATX’s fleet includes over 125,000 railcars, of all types, and more than 600 four-axle locomotives. GATX also operates an extensive network of maintenance facilities, strategically located throughout the continent, to support the needs of its customers.

Inquires can be directed to:

Jennifer Radbourne, Corporate Account Manager
Suite 1225, 540 5 Ave SW, Calgary, ABT2P 0M2
Office: 403.262.2196, Cell: 403.815.7437
Email: Jennifer.radbourne@gatxrail.ca

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Cariboo Central Railroad Contracting Ltd (Cariboo Rail) has been in the railroad construction business since the year 2000, incorporated on March 5, 2003 by Blair Irwin, President/CEO.

Our team of industry leaders have decades of experience, responsible for hundreds of miles of track work projects, exposure to the broad spectrum of railroad projects including large industrial sites, metro/skytrain projects, bridges and tunnels, and highway overpasses. Our people have risen to the geographical challenges of the Canadian mountains with heavy mountain grades and tunnels to working on the Canadian prairies in temperature ranging from + 30 degrees celsius to -30 degrees celsius.


Construction & Maintenance

  • Annually scheduled track maintenance programs

  • New track construction

  • Full grade construction

  • Temporary support staff for railway track departments both in management and mobile maintenance crews

  • 24 hr. emergency repairs

  • Derailment repairs and track reconstruction (extensive supervisory experience)

  • Dismantlement and salvage

  • Rail welding and switch grinding

  • Specialty installations – crossings, switches, derails, stop blocks etc

Equipment & Track Materials

  • Track material procurement

  • Crane service 20 ton and 90 ton

  • Crane truck with crew for sperry programs

  • Options available for track surfacing for large or small projects


  • Project management for both maintenance and capital programs

  • Budgeting for maintenance and capital programs – yearly and five year assessments

  • Certified track inspections and detailed reporting

  • Consulting for companies planning to build rail spurs to help with choosing the right locations and engineering firms as well as budgeting on the cost of projects

  • Safety officers and consultants specifically trained and experienced on the railway

  • Environmental reclamation of industrial sites and consulting

  • Flagging services for OCS and CTC territories

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The Greenbrier Companies [NYSE: GBX], headquartered in Portland, Oregon is the leading global integrated supplier of transportation equipment and services to the railway and marine industries. As an integrated supplier, GBX offers railcar leasing options, railcar management services, repair and refurbishment services for all railcar types, and provides wheel sets, axles, parts and wheel services. www.gbrx.com

We build new railcars in our six manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Mexico, Poland and Brazil and marine barges at our Portland, Oregon deep water site.  We are the market leader in the design and production of intermodal, boxcar, gondola, tank car and covered hopper railcars. Our customers include railways, shippers and leasing companies—partners who depend on us for innovative design, quality products and on-time delivery.  Please contact Shelly at our Western Canada sales office to find out how we can help make your business better.

Contact Details:

Shelly Reid
VP Sales, Western Canada
30th Floor, 421- 7th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2P 4K9
Phone: 503-828-8314


Founded in Ontario in 1987 as a family business, Allied Track Services has established our current reputation for excellence in the industry by building our business on exceptional quality, dependable service and consistent, safe operations.

Track Construction and Maintenance Services

  • Bridge Rehabilitation and Repair

  • Certified Track Inspectors

  • Crossing Rehabilitation

  • Emergency Derailment Services

  • Flash Butt Welding

  • Industrial Track Maintenance

  • Track Abandonment

  • New and Relay Material Supply

  • High Production Gangs

  • Rail Replacement

  • Signals and Communication

  • Surfacing

  • Switch Rehabilitation

  • Thermite Welding

  • Tie Replacement

  • Track Construction

Contact Us

Allied Track Services
169A South Service Road
Grimsby ON L3M 4H6

Phone : (905) 769 - 1317  Fax :     (905) 309 - 6900

Email: adam.mcmurtrie@alliedtrack.ca

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Bluebird Contracting Services offers maintenance, track rehabilitation, new construction, inspection and grade repair services to the Rail Industry in Western Canada. Working in partnership with the Earthworks Division allows us to provide clients with a stream-lined scheduling and project delivery process from start to finish.

Our team of rail professionals has developed a reputation for handling some of the most complex and demanding rail construction projects. Our crews consistently meet our clients' production and budget goals while maintaining a focus on safety and quality workmanship.


Joel Heath | Project Manager – RAIL | BLUEBIRD
3652 44 Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2B 3J9
Telephone: 403 279 9094 | Cell: 403 437 9687  | Fax 403 720 3268


Marksmen Vegetation Management Inc.


Improved Traffic Safety

· Improved visibility at curves
· Safe set backs from tree line
· Reduce risk  of trees falling on transmission lines and roadways
· Minimizing of wildlife deaths

Custom Hi-Rail Spraying Gear

Cost effective way of controlling undesirable weed and woody species
Herbicide application provides a more efficient and cost-effective weed/brush control than mechanical removal.

Mechanical Control

MVM Rail owns and maintains a variety of mechanical equipment from Rights of Way mowers to brush mulchers. We also have crews equipped with weed  whackers and brush saws for smaller projects and restricted access areas

Rail Vegetation Management

MVM Rail has the expertise and experience to assist our clients in choosing the proper control method for the target pest and location. MVM Rail also has the equipment and manpower to follow through on the control method of choice.

Kevin Pierce, MVM Rail Inc.
Operations Supervisor


Ultra-Traxx is a Canadian company based in Alberta, servicing Western Canada.

We run the latest rail flaw technology developed in North America. Our truck is suited for doing both short line and small industrial yards.

Ultra-Traxx has a OnePass ultrasonic unit to perform Stick/Relay on rail before it is installed into service to ensure that it is free from defects. The single-pass unit is portable, making it ideal for plug rail, frogs, switches, crossings and small or difficult to access yards. We have a track inspector unit to perform Gauge and Cross elevation readings if needed.

Ultra-Traxx Inc. has also developed a unique version of a Railcat. These units can be utilized with a full line of attachments both on and off rail. Blowers can be a multi-season attachment to disperse products such as grain, sawdust or fertilizer to reduce maintenance cost or to keep wildlife away from your rail movements.

For more information, please contact:

Stacey Cowie


Since 2014, Burrard Inlet Rail Contracting Ltd. has offered railway track services to organizations including; industrial companies, municipalities, large railway institutions and railways; providing maintenance, capital programs and track construction that focus customers operational requirements.

For more information, please contact:

Kent Lockhart– Manager, Business Development
Cell: (604) 818-0087
Email: kent.lockhard


Brian Mason - PresidentCell: (604) 786-4557
Office: (604) 639-3110
Email: brian.mason@burrardinletrail.ca

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Stella-Jones is a leading North American manufacturer of pressure treated wood products. The Company's core product categories, railway ties and utility poles, provide basic elements of the economy's physical infrastructure.

Stella-Jones' network of twenty-seven wood treating facilities are spread across fifteen U.S. states and five Canadian provinces. With a long history and a reputation anchored by the security of supply that it offers, the Company serves many of North America's largest railroads, telecom providers, and electrical transmission utilities.

Stella-Jones also provides a range of ancillary services to its railway customers, and produces treated wood for the residential and industrial marketplaces.

We solve problems – Ryan Lake 604.349.2122 rlake@stella-jones.com

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The Canadian Heartland Training Railway Services Inc. (“CHTRS”) provides high-quality rail technical training and consulting services such as risk assessments, confidential external safety auditing, and the development and maintenance of Safety Management Systems.

CHTRS is a recognized industry training leader in serving customers that perform in-plant switching of rail cars at grain elevators, mines, refineries, and transloading/manufacturing facilities across Canada.   CHTRS is also a valued training and employee development partner of short line railways.

Uniquely, CHTRS has access for practical training purposes to two active short line railway operations in western Canada.  This allows CHTRS to provide its clients with an off-site training experience that features live rail operations, modern equipment used on a daily basis in the railway industry, and qualified instructors who ensure the safety of all participating.

The CHTRS has an intimate knowledge of both Provincial and Federal railway regulations.  In Alberta, The CHTRS led the initiative to develop regulations specifically for industrial railways that address their operating characteristics.  The CHTRS has also been active in the development of new Federal Safety Management Systems designed to meet regulatory requirements of “Local Railways.”

The CHTRS believes that safety and productivity go hand in hand and are mutually interdependent, and simply that “A Safe Operation is A Productive Operation.”  Our experienced training associates have a combined 600 plus years of railroading experience and their focus on safe operations is unparalleled.

Since its inception in 2004, CHTRS has trained well over 4000 individuals at over 350 companies.  The CHTRS has excellent relationships with the Railway Association of Canada, Canadian Pacific, and CN.  Our industrial clients include members of the agricultural, forest products, oil and gas, coal, potash, and petro-chemical shipping communities.  In partnership with Alberta Prairie Railway, The CHTRS provides rail car storage services with 400 plus car spots.

A proud Canadian company headquartered in Alberta, The CHTRS is a member of the Northern Plains Rail Companies who provides a full suite of rail services to the shippers in western Canada and the upper US Midwest – including the operation of short line railways and logistics centres.

Wayne Carten
Project Director

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RailTerm provides safe and efficient dispatching services to more than 55 railways in the U.S. and Canada with over 6,500 miles of track. We issue more than 200,000 track authorities per year in the process. Our varied client portfolio includes freight, intercity, commuter and transit operators.

We have designed systems to accommodate both centralized traffic control (CTC) and dark territory control as well as multiple rules sets including GCOR and CROR. Our processes enable streamlined integration of new client operations, no matter where they are located.

Contact: Daniel Mongeau, dmongeau@railterm.com(514) 307-1692


Wells Fargo Rail operates one of the largest, most diverse railcar and locomotive fleets of any rail equipment operating lessor in North America with over 175,000 railcars and 1,800 locomotives. Our team of over 200 experienced rail industry professionals is ready to listen to your needs and design and deliver creative and competitive equipment solutions. Wells Fargo Rail — backed by the strength and expertise of Wells Fargo — wants to satisfy our customers’ rail equipment needs and help them succeed financially.

For more information, please contact:

Susan Barrie; Senior Vice President Sales, Canada
Phone number: 

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PNR RailWorks is Canada's largest and most experienced full-service railroad contractor.  Founded in 1961, PNR RailWorks serves Canada through five regional offices as well as shops and yards in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec.

PNR RailWorks provides a complete range of track and signals & communications construction, rehabilitation and maintenance services; bridges & structures inspection and maintenance services; track geometry testing; and materials to Class I railroads, short lines, transit authorities and industrial facilities across Canada.  Projects range from industrial spurs and yards, to freight lines, commuter rail and transit rails.

PNR RailWorks combines state-of-the-art technology and equipment along the qualified personnel to provide comprehensive services. The management team and field personnel provide quality workmanship and materials and continually strive to improve safety and work processes. The results are cost efficiency, high quality and satisfied customers.

Integrity and trust are the foundation of PNR RailWorks' success. Throughout its history, PNR RailWorks has focused on its customers' needs, its employees and the environment.  PNR RailWorks enjoys high levels of repeat business — many in excess of 40 years — and is an active participant in the communities where its employees live and work

For more information, please contact:

Emily Feliz


For over 20 years, Backtrack has been serving the railway industry. With five locations across the country and a mobile trailer, we have the ability to get you what you need anywhere in Canada…fast!

We’ve built trusted relationships with every major manufacturer, making Backtrack Canada’s only factory authorized repair, warranty and distribution centre focused exclusively on railway parts, tools and accessories.

We offer an extensive inventory of new, used and discontinued OEM parts and equipment. Chances are, if you need something, we’ve got it in stock.

Our knowledgeable team can help you plan and prepare for any project, ensuring that when you arrive on-site, you are prepared with all the tools, equipment and supplies the job requires. Our cumulative experience and specialization in the railway industry means that we can provide the advice and training you and your team need to get the job done right the first time.

For more information,

Dave Jones

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T-RAIL is Canada’s RAIL Source Solutions Leader brokering track materials, distributing through store locations and providing service solutions to Canadian RAIL companies. With a commitment to the sustainable growth of Canada’s transport sector, T-RAIL partners with large corporations to enhance their product and service offerings through our entrepreneurial and innovative RAIL solutions that serve the same economy, environment and communities.

In an Industry where price, quality and delivery are driven by Industry standards, T-RAIL sets itself apart by its value-added service, client care and commitment to successful partnerships. These partnerships start direct from manufacturer to clients’ tracks and continue in a life-cycle of servicing the clients track requirement, ensuring WIN–WIN situation for all. 


Sarah Leonardo




Global Corporate Railway Management

Thank you for considering RTC Rail Solutions Ltd. (RTC) for your Rail Services.
• We are Auditors, Inspectors, Trainers and Managers for the Railway Industry.
• RTC is an Independent railway service provider representing our customer in Canada and the US.
• Our Services are directed to organizations who must utilize Rail as a source of transportation.
• We are the company that represents your interests where rail may not be your CORE expertise or business. Our service(s) enable our clients to concentrate on their CORE business and/or improve their existing rail operations.
We are not Rail Construction or Maintenance Contractors. Our services are provided without conflicts of interest on affiliated services or products. We represent you, our client.
• We are a group of highly qualified individuals with hands on expertise in the service(s) we provide.
• We provide Independent Global Rail Management Service of complete rail operations and track structure.
• We provide Track Design & Project Management, Track Structure Maintenance Plans and Budgets, Scope of work Design, RFP / RFQ development, submission and execution.
• We design, implement and maintain complete Training Programs for your Rail Operating Crews.
• We provide complete Yard Operation Plans with strategic asset and contractor utilization.
• We represent you, our client, to all service Providers (CN, CP, BNSF, UP etc.) and regulatory bodies; Provincial, State and Federal.
• We create, manage, maintain and execute Railroad Safety Management Systems (SMS) each Site Specific to thatindividual plant. ONLY the required components of the Regulatory Body, Rules, Regulations and Standards, as may be applicable are adopted. (This is part of Risk Mitigation.)
• It is our responsibility to mitigate or, where possible, eliminate Company Officer and Corporate Risk Factors in railroad operations.
• We provide Track Inspection. However, we do not do the work as a result of those inspections due to conflicts of interest. RTC does not hold interests in any Rail Construction / Maintenance Company of Industry Supplier.
• We service our clients by representing “you” in al matters of railway operations.
• We provide upfront closed lump costs for any service you may need with comprehensive obligations and measuring tools to ensure our performance to your objectives.

We are part of your strategic team.

Please Contact With All Your Inquires.


Clifton Associates has been in Western Canada for 40 years and our extensive geotechnical expertise makes us trusted advisors for the Class I railways, short line operators, private industry and contractors. We have successfully completed numerous engineering assignments related to mainlines, rail yards, sidings, spurs, and transloading facilities for our rail clients.

Our rail specialists understand rail both from an engineering and the operations point of view. When we complete a feasibility and design we know it is going to work for the operation because we understand what an efficient operation looks like. Each operation is as unique as the solutions they require and there is no “one size fits all” design. We take the time to understand the clients’ operational requirements so the design is done right the first time.  

We provide the following services:

Preliminary Engineering

•       Siting, Feasibility and Planning Studies
•       Prelim Surveys, Route Location and Investigation
•       Land Use and Right-of-Way Assessment
•       Geotechnical Investigations
•       Constructability Assessment

Tendering and Procurement

•       Quantities (Grading and Track)
•       Cost Estimating
•       Specifications
•       Tender Document Preparation
•       Review/approval of pipe crossing application

Licensing & Permitting

•       Legislation, Regulation, Approvals and Permits
•       Government and Stakeholder Engagement
•       Environmental Impact Assessments
•       Environmental Management Plans
•       Post Construction Audits


•       Construction Management and Inspection
•       Contract Administration
•       Surveying
•       Track Quality Inspection and Safety Compliance
•       Field and Laboratory QA/QC Services

Detailed Design

•       Geometric and Grading Design
•       Detailed Drainage Designs
•       Groundwater Modeling and Control
•       Value Engineering

Operations Management

•       Operating Plans
•       Compliance Monitoring / Reporting

Commissioning and Closeout

•       As-constructed Drawings
•       Final Acceptance Certificate

For more information contact:

Stephen Cross B.Sc., P.Eng

Senior Engineer – Railways and Transportation
Telephone:  403.263.2556 Ext. 4141
Cell : 403.540.4756

6 Offices in Alberta and Saskatchewan