Complete and up-to-date expertise in all aspects
of short-line railroad operations, engineering,
and planning.

About CCR:

CCR’s western-based business was formed in response to the need for experience in engineering, operating, railroading, and industrial development in the establishment of new, short-line rail projects in the western provinces.

CCR has over 10 years’ experience as the operator of short line railroads in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. CCR presently operates all rail movement and track maintenance on the Lake Line Railroad in Manitoba and on the Forty Mile Rail in southern Alberta, serving agricultural and commercial shippers on both railroads. All of CCR’s staff bring years of experience with Canada’s mainline railroads to their roles in track maintenance and rail movement. CCR places a priority on safety.

Our home office is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

What we do:

RAILCAR SWITCHING – CCR is one of Canada’s go-to third-party rail switching entities with the ability to switch and set up your rail cars to your requirements.

TRACK SERVICES – CCR provides track services including design, engineering, and construction; track upgrades and rehab; tamping and regulating. CCR can assist with maintenance, including in-plant railcar switching, transloading, storage, yard operations, and fleet management.

RAILCAR SHIPMENT TRACKING – CCR can track your railcars throughout their journey through real-time data from more than 550 railroads.

SHORT-LINE RAIL OPERATIONS – For short-line railroad operations, we have experience with Boundary Trail Railroad, Long Creek Railroad, Lake Line Railroad, and Forty Mile Railroad. This service includes the turnkey establishment of a short-line, and all of the activities identified above.

• Rail operations contracting (train service, maintenance of way, signal maintenance).

• Railway traffic logistics (way billing, customer invoicing, freight rate establishment, rail regulatory compliance).

• Turn key short-line establishment (15 past projects).

• Grain marketing nationally and internationally.

Examples of Past Projects:

For the following projects, CCR analyzed and evaluated rail assets then developed an approach and a business plan towards the purchase of the various subdivision from other short-line operators Canadian Pacific and Canadian National Railways, including traffic forecasting, marketing plans, and salvage values for all rail assets and related lands and structures. Formulated a business plan, operating plan, and purchase strategy. Raised the required capital for the purchase. Arranged for licensing approvals and prepared and promulgated a staffing plan, operating plan, and Rail Safety Plan as required by the Federal and Provincial Regulatory agencies. CCR engaged original operating and administrative staff whenever possible.

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The BTRC is a locally owned and operated shortline railway located in south-central Manitoba, established by local farmers in 2008 with the goal of preventing the removal of a portion of CP track that had been abandoned and was scheduled for salvage. Upon the successful purchase of the track, the BTRC  re-established local shipping options for producers, enhance competition from grain buyers, and preserve rail infrastructure for use by local communities and businesses. BTR owns and operates 23 miles of the former CP La Riviere Subdivision, from mile 80.3 (Morden) thru mile 103.5 (Binney), serving stations at Thornhill, Darlingford, Manitou, and Binney.

The Great Western Railway (reporting mark GWRS) is a Canadian short line railway company operating on former Canadian Pacific Railway trackage in Southwest Saskatchewan. Great Western Railway Ltd. is an operating company that services the line and is locally owned and operated by farmers and municipalities in Southwestern Saskatchewan.

In 2004 the railway was purchased by local investors from the area of Saskatchewan it serves. It is now locally owned and operated. Great Western Railway serves many producer loading sites along its rail network but also provides railcar storage for Class I railways and railcar companies.

GWR operates on 308 miles (496 km) of the former Canadian Pacific Railway’s Shaunavon, Vanguard, Altawan, and Notukeu Subdivisions. GWR also services 60 miles (97 km) on the Fife Lake Railway, which is partially owned by the company, and another 72 miles (116 km) of the Red Coat Road & Rail on a yearly, contractual basis.

Contact us for more information.

Hal Koberinski
Rail Operations Specialist

Harold Koberinski has thirty years of experience in the management of Class 1 railway operations and administration. He is particularly experienced in the transportation sector, where he has been responsible for train operations and administration as well as initiatives to improve return on investment as related to operational performance . MORE>


Art J. Stacey
Railway Regulatory and Administrative Specialist 

Art Stacey serves as the President of CCR and is primarily responsible for oversight of rail operations, financial, legal, and business development matters. He has served in that capacity since the formation of CCR in 2009. Art Stacey is trained as a lawyer, having obtained his law degree in 1982 from the University of Manitoba.