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CPR Coal Route Expansion

From July to December in 2011, PNR RailWorks constructed about 13,000 feet of track for a new CPR main line and siding in southeast British Columbia.
Project Highlights 
  • Constructed 13, 000 feet of track for a new main line and siding
  • Installed eight turnouts
  • Performed 150 Thermite welds
  • Unloaded and stockpiled incoming materials
  • Distributed ballast
  • Surfaced and de-stressed track
Caithness, British Columbia
Business Unit 
PNR RailWorks
Project Description 

PNR RailWorks helped Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) expand its track infrastructure along a coal route in British Columbia.

Project Scope 

From July to December in 2011, PNR RailWorks constructed about 13, 000 feet of track for a new main line and siding, which included installing eight turnouts and performing 150 Thermite welds. RailWorks crews also unloaded and stockpiled all incoming materials, distributed ballast, and surfaced and de-stressed the track. The work was performed in southeast British Columbia locations Caithness, Morrissey, Fort Steele, Colvalli and Sparwood.