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CN Rail – Wainwright

Project Profile

Construction and installation of double track for CN Rail’s Wainwright Subdivision.


The Project

New Track Construction: A&B Rail Services was hired by CN Rail to construct double track in their Wainwright, Alberta subdivision. The scope of this project included the construction of 10,500 track feet of new Class 2 trackage, installation of 1 main line switch, 2 main line crossovers, 1 double diamond, 2500 track feet of track re-alignment, and 3 main line switch removals.



  • 10,500 track feet of new Class 2 track
  • 1 main line switch install
  • 2 main line crossovers
  • Double diamond install
  • 2500 track feet of track re-alignment
  • 3 main line switch removals


The Result

A satisfied client and another quality project completed. The successful completion of a project of this size is a prime example of A&B Rail Services expertise, capabilities, and commitment to Doing It Right. There were a number of significant challenges which came up during this project that A&B Rail Services was able to overcome including working on a live site while following a strict timeline required by the client. CN Rail’s Wainwright subdivision in part of the East-West corridor, sees a train every 30 minutes. As the safety of our team, our client, and the public has always been A&B Rail Services’ number one priority, procedures and systems were put in place to ensure all goals and safety standards were met. 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.