Alliances & Clients
Our alliance with rail-focused businesses allows Dominion Railway Services to remain actively engaged on a daily basis with the North American rail industry, ensuring that our expertise remains current and relevant to our clients.
In addition to Dominion Railway Services’ provision of planning and development services – if you are in need of railway technical training, industrial development locations, transload services, industrial railway management and operations, or car storage and repair services – we have access to suppliers of high quality rail services and would be happy to assist in growing your business!
Alberta Midland Railway Terminal
Alberta Midland Railway Terminal (AMRT) is a rail logistics centre strategically located in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland. AMRT provides third party rail logistics services to world-class industrial, energy and agricultural customers. The terminal is located west of the Town of Lamont and off CN’s Secondary Mainline between Edmonton and Winnipeg. AMRT offers scheduled switching, and consistent local CN service. The terminal is designed for the efficient exchange of traffic between CN and AMRT.
Alberta Prairie Railway
Alberta Prairie Railway (APR) is a customer-focused short line railway in central Alberta. APR offers rail car storage and switching services for industrial shippers, and serves several agricultural shippers within the Town of Stettler, and between Stettler and Big Valley, Alberta. Alberta Prairie also operates an award-winning tourist railway product during the summer months, complete with seasonal special operations and charters.
Alberta's Industrial Heartland Association
Alberta’s Industrial Heartland is Canada’s largest hydrocarbon processing centre. This unique region offers world-class facilities that can produce global scale quantities, and are responsible for 43% of our national basic chemical manufacturing industry. Alberta’s Industrial Heartland is ideally located in the province of Alberta, offering attractive and extensive opportunities in multiple sectors.
The region also provides easy access to global markets through its efficient transportation infrastructure. Additionally, investors benefit from strong support for research and development and a thriving business atmosphere strengthened by a recognized export and investment culture.
Boundary Trail Railway Company
Boundary Trail Railway Company (BTRC) is a locally owned and operated shortline railway located in south-central Manitoba. BTRC formed by local farmers in 2008 with the goal of preventing the removal of a portion of CP track that had been abandoned and was scheduled for salvage. Upon successful purchase of the railway, BTR re-established local shipping options for producers, enhanced competition from grain buyers, and preserved rail infrastructure for use by local communities and businesses. BTRC services include grain haulage and logistics, transload opportunities and car storage.
Canadian Heartland Training Railway Services
Canadian Heartland Training Railway Services (CHTRS) offers training and support for shortline and industrial railways in Canada. We offer car storage, audits, training and management support onsite and from our facilities in Alberta. 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, CHTRS provides rail car storage services with 400 plus car spots.
CN is a true backbone of the economy whose team of approximately 24,000 railroaders transports more than C$250 billion worth of goods annually for a wide range of business sectors, ranging from resource products to manufactured products to consumer goods, across a rail network of approximately 20,000 route-miles spanning Canada and mid-America.
Incorporated in 1881, Canadian Pacific Railway was formed to physically unite Canada and Canadians from coast to coast and the building of the railway is considered to be one of Canada’s greatest feats of engineering.
The CPR played a major role in the promotion of tourism and immigration, as well as Canada’s war efforts and through the years, the railway grew and diversified to include steamships, hotels, airlines, mining, oil and gas exploration, delivery and telecommunications companies.
Northern Plains Rail Services
Northern Plains Rail Services (NPRS) is a group of companies—working within one corporate family—to safely deliver unparalleled rail transportation, maintenance, and contracting services to customers in the United States and Canada. NPRS delivers high quality track construction, maintenance, and track inspection services through its Complete Track Works division across the U.S. midwest. Opening in 2020, NPRS operates a full service rail car repair facility at Grand Forks, ND. This location also offers transload services, rail car storage, and specialty switching.
Canadian Northern Plains Rail Services, an NPRS sister company, proudly serves central Alberta and the prairies with rail car and locomotive services and leasing, operations management and consulting.
Northern Plains Railroad
Northern Plains Railroad (NPR) is a customer-focused regional railroad operating a 350 route miles in North Dakota and western Minnesota. NPR is a member of the Northern Plains Rail Companies that provide a “one-stop shop” for third party rail services including track construction, rail car repair, locomotive servicing and supply, industrial switching, technical training, and consulting in the US Midwest and western Canada.