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Clifton Engineering Group Inc. (previously 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