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Rio Tinto Fer et Titane Havre-St-Pierre

The Project

In the fall of 2018, A&B Rail was mandated by Rio Tinto, to perform a track rehabilitation project including tie supply, replacement, and disposal, in addition to the elimination of mechanical joints on their railway in Havre St-Pierre.



  • Distribution, replacement, and disposal of +/-10,000 rail ties
  • Elimination of 280 mechanical joints on the railway using the flashbutt welding process and including the destressing of the section of rail affected by the welding process.
  • Supply and delivery of 5,200 track ties for a part of the project
  • Supply and delivery of track spikes & rail anchors required for the project.


The Result

A satisfied client and another quality project completed. This time sensitive project is a prime example of A&B Rail Services expertise, capabilities and commitment to Doing It Right. What this means for Rio Tinto is a safe working environment for their employees, and contractors while ensuring  train traffic is not interrupted and remains on schedule. 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.