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The Project

A&B Rail Services was hired to act as the general contractor responsible for the construction of the USD Hardisty Transload Facility in Hardisty, Alberta.



  • 54,000 track feet construction
  • Loop-track design of the CP main line
  • 3 EA # 9 turn-outs
  • 16 EA # 11 turn-outs
  • 1,000,000 cubic yards of common excavation
  • 150,000 tons of sub-ballast
  • Underground utilities and access roads


The Results

A satisfied client and another quality project completed. This enormous project 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. Some of these included an aggressive timeline required by our client, and coordinating the massive amount of materials and equipment required to complete this immense project. 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.