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Port of Prince Rupert

The Project

A&B Rail Services was hired to remove, salvage, supply new material, and re-build the Maher Terminals in Prince Rupert, British Columbia. In the initial stages, the scope of this project included the salvage of 17,224 track feet of #115 material, 3 x #8 Turnouts, and 3 main road crossings was required. Additions to the site included the construction of 17,224 track feet of new track, 19,000 metric tonnes of ballast, lining of 4500 track feet, and installation of 27 new turnouts including two (2) x mainline #12 – 136 lb, fifteen (15) #10 – 115 lb and ten (10) #8 – 100 lb. A&B Rail Services also supplied and installed the crane rail for the gantry cranes used to unload the container ships. The rail yard was very old and required quite a bit of rehabilitation work to be able to function at full capacity once again.




  • 17,224 track feet of new track
  • 3 #8 Turnouts
  • 3 Main Road crossings

New Track Construction

  • 17,224 track feet of new track
  • 19,000 metric tonnes of ballast
  • 4500 track feet of lining
  • 2 mainline #12 – 136 lb Turnouts
  • 15 #10 – 115 lb Turnouts
  • 10 #8 – 100 lb Turnouts
  • Crane Rail


The Result

A satisfied client and another quality project completed. The successful completion of a project of this size under the pressure of working in an active site is an excellent example of A&B Rail Services project management expertise, capabilities and commitment to Doing It Right. 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.