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Agrium Vanscoy

Project Profile

Upgrade and expansion of the Agrium Potash Operations Facility.


The Project

New Track Construction: A&B Rail Services was hired to assist in the expansion of Agrium’s Potash Operations facility in Vanscoy, Saskatchewan. The scope of this project included the construction of 15,000 track feet of industrial track, 22 #8 turnouts, 4 crossovers, and 1 mainline turnout. A&B Rail Services was also contracted to perform regular monthly maintenance work including switch and track inspections, grind and adjust switches, and the replacement of ties and switch stands as required.



  • 15,000 track feet of new track
  • 22 #8 turnouts
  • 1 mainline turnout
  • 37,000 ties
  • 4 crossovers
  • Surfacing
  • Supply and installation of the main grade crossing


The Result

A satisfied client and another quality project completed. For Agrium this means a new rail facility built with state-of-the-art technology which will incorporate extensive safety and environmental protection features. As well, the expansion of their site offers the potential to double their potash operations. For A&B Rail Services, it means another satisfied customer in our 50-year journey to become Canada’s largest, most-experienced, and most sought-after rail services company.