What we do


is in our blood.

Dominion Railway Services Ltd. (DRS) is an independent Alberta-based company that provides rail facility conceptual design, industrial development guidance, rail facility planning and design, operational and capacity planning, and general rail industry expertise to shippers, railways, and local economic development organizations.

Our services are provided throughout Canada and the Upper Midwest United States. We are proud of the relationships we have built with Class 1 railways, shortline operators, rail suppliers and our varied client base across the industry.

Shawn I. Smith
W.J. (Bill) Salmond
Vice President

Alliance Partners


Dominion Railway Services has a wide cross section of clients, many who look to us for help recruiting employees – especially in the rail sector.  If you have an interest in a career in rail, please send us a confidential CV at: railcareers@domimionrailserv.ca

FEATURED PROJECTS - A Sampling Of Our Work

The great work we did

Industrial Operations

DRS provided the conceptual track design for Phase 1, together with an operating plan and comprehensive project management services for Alberta Midland Railway Terminal.

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Industrial Operations

Shortline Operations

DRS developed a rail interchange and operating plan, and operational risk assessment together with Canadian Pacific Railway for Boundary Trail Railway Company.

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Shortline Operations

Agricultural Sector

DRS provided conceptual track design, operating plans, and led the co-ordination and development of safety and operations procedures for GrainsConnect Canada – Vegreville.

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Agricultural Sector

Our work process

From idea to realization, we analyze every aspect to find the solution that best fits our clients’ needs.

Receive and Evaluate Project
Confidentiality is Critical
Analyze Potential Concepts
and Railway Operating Plans
Iterative Process with
Clients and Railways