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Archer Daniels Midland

Project Profile

Upgrade and expansion of the Archer Daniels Midland Rail Facility.


The Project

Track Inspection and Maintenance: A&B Rail Services was hired to upgrade Archer`s 100 car spot rail site in Lloydminster, Alberta. The scope of this project included the construction of 8,000 track feet of new track, the removal of 2,200 track feet of track, relocation of turnouts and the supply of turnouts, and installation of the main grade crossing. A&B Rail Services is 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. The rail yard was very old and required quite a bit of rehabilitation work as well as the upgrading of old 85 lb rails to 115 lb rails.



  • 8,000 track feet of new track
  • 9 turnouts
  • Removal of approx. 2,200 track feet of track
  • Surfacing
  • Relocating of turnouts
  • Supply and installation of the main grade crossing


The Result

A satisfied client and another quality project completed. A&B Rail Services coupled railway and project management expertise to exceed client expectations and ensure the project schedule remained on track throughout all project scope changes. The purchasing and delivery of a large amount of track materials in a short amount of time was required to remain on schedule as the crew was scheduled for another project soon after. 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.