Western Canadian Short Line Railway Association

Membership

Benefits of Membership

Membership Types

 

Short Line Railway Members

Short Line Railways are the core of our membership.

Benefits of membership for short line railways include:

  • Attendance at the WCSLRA's quarterly meetings and annual trade show.
  • Access to up-to-to date industry information and networking opportunities
  • Legislative advocacy, both provincially and federally
  • Business development support 
  • Assistance with regulatory issues

These members:

  • Have access to all activities of the WCSLRA, including closed door sessions at quarterly meetings.
  • Have voting rights on all issues.
  • Are able to chair and sit on committees.

Associate Members - General

There are a myriad of other stakeholders who do not fit into one of the defined memberships above.  These members are considered general associate members, and are welcome to attend our meetings and be involved in the organization but do not have voting rights.



Associate Members - Industrial Railways

Industrial railways share a lot of the realities of short lines in operating a safe and efficient railway.  For this reason, they are a natural fit in the Association.

Benefits of membership for industrial railways include:

  • Attendance at the WCSLRA's quarterly meetings
  • Presence at our annual trade show
  • Access to up-to-date industry information and networking opportunities
  • Display on our website
  • Legislative advocacy both provincially and federally
  • Assistance with regulatory issues
  • Representation in the Association via an elected delegate on committees


Associate Members - Suppliers

Short line and industrial railways depend on a network of suppliers to maintain an excellent safety record and to maximize growth opportunities.

Benefits of membership for suppliers include:

  • Attendance at the WCSLRA's quarterly meetings
  • Presence at our annual trade show - booth and sponsorship opportunities
  • Access to a list of contacts at each railway who are directly involved with procurement
  • Display on our website - logo, company information, and equipment for sale
  • Representation via an elected delegate on committees