- Basic Industrial Railway Operations
- Industrial Railway Operations
- Industrial Railway Rail Car Mover Operations
- Industrial Railway Locomotive Operations
- Industrial Railway Requalification
- Track Inspection
Industrial Railway Training
What are Industrial Railways?
Industrial railways are typically customers of the Class 1 (CN and CPR) or Short Line service providers. Since just about all railway traffic in North America originates and/or terminates on a siding or industrial spur of some sort these operations form an integral part of the railway system. In Alberta and British Columbia the term Industrial Railway has been formalized to describe these operations in the respective provincial regulations governing railway safety in the two provinces. The term is becoming more commonly used across the railway industry in North America to describe these operations.
Why train with us?
The CHTR has played a leadership role in Alberta in assisting the industry to adapt regulations specific to the operations of industrial railways. These industrial railway regulations have been used by the authorities in BC in shaping their regulations. As such the CHTR has an intimate knowledge of the regulations when it comes to designing its training courses for industrial railways. The CHTR also places high importance on the value of and in providing practical hands-on application in its training courses. The experience and knowledge of the CHTR Associates is at the top of the field in railway training.
We can come to your site which is what the majority of our clients do. We are also able to host training at our facilities in Big Valley and Stettler.
This is for industrial railways that load and/or unload rail cars on their track. The service provider does the spotting and lifting of the rail cars. The industrial railway employees work on and around the rail cars but are not in any way involved in the movement or switching of the rail cars. This is a one day... read more
Employees in this operation are involved on the ground assisting with the movement of rail cars, the coupling/uncoupling of railcars, and switching but do not operate any motive power. This is generally a two day course. ... read more
This course is for employeees who move railcars operating a railcar mover. This is a 3 to 4 day course depending upon the complexity of the operation and experience of the participantts.... read more
This course is for employees who move rail cars operating a locomotive. This is a 4 to 5 day course depending upon the complexity of the operation and experience of the participants.... read more
Regulations in Alberta and BC require that industrial railway employees be requalified once in every three years. This is a two part process:
- A test of knowledge to verify retention and currency of information applicable to the role of the employee, and
- A performance... read more
Industrial railways in Alberta and BC are required to inspect their track once in every 30 days. In other parts of Canada the service providers are more and more asking that their customers take on the responsibility for inspecting their track to ensure that it is safe to operate on. This course... read more