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CANARAIL wins deal to overhaul Rocky Mountaineer rail car fleet

Quebec-based company selected as prime contractor for passenger car fleet overhaul by Rocky Mountaineer



VANCOUVER—Quebec-based CANARAIL Consultants Inc. has been chosen by Rocky Mountaineer to head up an overhaul of the British Columbia rail tour company’s passenger car fleet.

CANARAIL was named prime contractor for the project to refurbish the rail tour company’s GoldLeef fleet of 16 bi-lvel domed rail cars.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“This is the largest capital investment in Rocky Mountaineer’s 25 year history. Considerable research and planning has gone into this project, with the singular goal of delighting our guests with the changes to our most luxurious class of rail cars,” Rocky Mountaineer’s vice-president of rail operations and asset development, Gord Miller, said in a statement.

“We evaluated many prospective partners and selected CANARAIL because of its expertise in the sector and track record of innovation.”

The work will consist of full engineering and design work of various components, including interior design, lighting, plumbing, seating, electrical, and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.

“We are thrilled to be working with Rocky Mountaineer on this project,” said CANARAIL president and chief executive Miguel Valero. “Historically, our team began working with Rocky Mountaineer as an engineering service provider. We have now become a trusted and reliable partner to assist Rocky Mountaineer in reaching this significant milestone.

“We are very happy to solidify our partnership as we are both international companies, headquartered in Canada, sharing a commitment to quality and customer focus.”

Most of the work will be conducted in the Gaspe region of Quebec.

The work is expected to be completed in 2018.

Rocky Mountaineer operates on a number of routes in B.C. and into Alberta, as well as south to Seattle and across Canada to Halifax.

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