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CN's Northern Alberta Rail Program

PNR RailWorks rehabilitated mainline track in northern Alberta.
Project Highlights 
  • Rehabilitated 400,000 feet of track
  • Changed out related track materials
  • Work completed with active train operations
, Alberta
Business Unit 
PNR RailWorks
Project Description 

PNR RailWorks rehabilitated the CN’s mainline track on the Mackenzie, ANY and Foothills Mountain Park subdivisions in northern Alberta.

Project Scope 

PNR RailWorks crews changed out 400,000 linear feet of rail and other track materials on the CN mainline track. The project required distributing and picking up ties and de-stressing rail.

Unique Features 

Remote project sites presented a range of challenges, including long on-track travel times, steep grades work areas, and severe winter conditions at the beginning and end of the project. All work was completed with active train operations, which required short work blocks.