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Associate Member Profile | Greeman Asset Management Solutions

Greeman Asset Management Solutions is RAC’s newest associate member. Headquartered in Winnipeg and serving asset-dependent firms in North America and globally, Greeman provides asset management advisory and consulting services to organizations with large portfolios of physical assets. We recently spoke with Suzane Greeman about how the firm’s solutions can help RAC members to holistically manage […]

Member Profile | Southern Railway of British Columbia, Limited

Keith Nordin remembers when the air raid sirens started sounding from the American side of the Canada-U.S. border. Customs officers yelled to him, asking if he could see a crest of water from his vantage point. He couldn’t. And, rather than crest, the water crept up slowly. “A lot of the damage to flood protection […]

Associate Member Profile | Dominion Railway Services

When Shawn I. Smith says he is a railroader, he does so with pride in his voice and nearly four decades of experience under his belt. Shawn has worked in rail since his teens. He still marvels at the work ethic and grit of frontline workers who toil nights, weekends, and through weather extremes – […]

Associate Member Profile | Rail-Werks Inc.

Rail-Werx, a Railway of Canada associate member, provides training, auditing, and other consulting services to rail operators to ensure they are meeting regulatory compliance.

Member Profile | Canadian Pacific Railway

In a world of online shopping and globalized supply chains, delivering reliably becomes mission critical for rail companies. At CP, efficiency and safety go together – with technology driving the way forward.

Member Profile | Alberta Prairie Railway Excursions

Alberta Prairie Railway Excursions is a RAC member based in Stettler, Alberta and offering rail-based day excursions to its clients. Like many tourism and entertainment businesses, COVID has had a devastating impact. But Alberta Prairie perseveres. General Manager Bob Willis shares the secret to the company’s success to date.

Member Profile | The Great Canadian Railtour Company

The Great Canadian Railtour Company is an RAC member that operates a tourist railway offering luxury getaways under the Rocky Mountaineer brand. Canadian operations resumed July 5th after a COVID-induced hiatus with several new measures introduced to keep all aboard safe. We recently spoke with Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Mark Southern (MS) about the pandemic’s toll and what it took to get running again.

Associate Member Profile | A&B Rail Services Ltd

A&B Rail Services Ltd. is a railway solutions company that goes the extra mile when it comes to Indigenous participation and partnership. The nature of its business means A&B works in Canada’s largest urban environments and in many remote and Northern communities.

Member Profile | Keewatin Railway Company

Keewatin Railway Company (KRC) recently marked a milestone anniversary. Fifteen years ago, in the spring of 2006, KRC began operations as a lifeline to several northern Manitoba communities that both built and relied upon rail, and whose futures were very uncertain in the time leading up to KRC’s creation.

Small Saskatchewan Town a Testing Ground for Rail Innovation 

Unity, Saskatchewan (population 2600) is like many towns that dot the landscape of the Canadian Prairies. It’s located at the intersection of two highways. It’s also at the junction of two rail lines. The telecommunications tower at Unity’s rail station is serving as a test site for a concept seeking to support the continuous improvement process of rail reliability and efficiency. In this case, the focus is to improve advanced rail communications in rural and remote Canada.