KWG Mission Statement


CANARAIL provides successfully tested and cost-effective solutions during every stage of a project cycle – from preliminary planning to on-going operations; from the early stages of transport development through engineering design, construction supervision services, maintenance and operations planning for new and existing railways.

CANARAIL is a leading Canadian railway engineering consulting firm whose primary focus is rail transportation. CANARAIL has achieved recognition in international markets thanks to a corporate commitment to quality, a strong focus on customers’ needs, and a highly qualified and specialized staff.

CANARAIL is active in domestic and international markets and offers expertise in all fields of railway transportation including track and infrastructure, rolling stock, railway operations, signalling and telecommunications, economic and financial studies, marketing, institutional and management consulting and support services. CANARAIL has carried out a wide range of transportation projects in North America, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe and Latin America.

As a North American consulting company, CANARAIL is particularly specialized in the transportation of freight railway and heavy haul. With the increased demand for capacity expansions related to the buoyant resources sector, CANARAIL has concentrated on offering a comprehensive range of services in the planning, engineering, implementation and operation of mining and heavy haul railways to ensure that they can transport their resources reliably and cost effectively.



KWG has engaged CANARAIL Consultants Inc. to provide the specialized professional services and data that will be required of KWG as the client of FSDI. CANARAIL will provide current materials and services pricing in Canada together with design advice and assistance in complying with local environmental, social and other applicable standards to facilitate and expedite completion of the feasibility study.

Plans, Maps, Profiles and Sections to be included also:

  • Traffic volume estimates
  • Corridor Alignment identification
  • Transportation/Operating plan
  • Geological analysis
  • Track design parameters and recommended design
  • Subgrade design parameters and recommended design
  • Bridge and culvert design parameters and recommended design
  • Yard and siding design parameters and recommended design
  • Analytical study of land use evaluation
  • Rolling stock evaluation
  • Water supply and drainage design
  • Telecommunication functional design and specification
  • Signalling system functional design and specification
  • Electrical power supply design and specification
  • Building functional specification and design
  • Construction schedule
  • Detailed CAPEX
  • Financial and economic analysis and financing strategy
  • Environmental Impact assessment and mitigation plan
  • Recommended Corridors and Preferred Alignment Plan
  • Recommended Corridors and Preferred Alignment Profile
  • Geographical Location Map of Preferred Corridor
  • Locomotive Routing Diagram
  • Geological Map of Project Area
  • Detailed Geological Map
  • Geologic Profile of Preferred Alignment
  • Key Bridge Location Plan
  • Key Bridge Site Plan
  • Comparison Drawing of Bridge Designs
  • Geologic Profile for Key Bridge Sites
  • Junction, Loading and Unloading Yard Layouts
  • Communication Network Map
  • General Layout of Signalling Equipment
  • Sketch of Existing Signalling Equipment at Junction and Rebuilding Plan
  • Power Supply Diagram for entire project
  • Remote Controlled Devices Electrical System Layout
  • Mechanical and Electrical Equipment Monitoring System Layout
  • Linear Construction Schedule Diagram