About Us

Frontline Railcar Repair Ltd.

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Frontline Railcar Repair Ltd. Is located just north of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in the small community of Hague. Our railcar repair shop is serviced by CTRW interchanging with CN at the Chappell yard within Saskatoon. Our current capacity allows for 52 cars.


Established in 2006, Frontline is a small company with dedicated employees. Frontline’s approach has been simple: to offer timely service that centers around the customers’ needs. We achieve this by understanding our customer's business. The Frontline team embraces a high level of transparency to each and every individual customer. A few of our customers include Nutrien, Cargill, The Andersons, GATX, Wells Fargo, CP Rail and more.


Frontline offers all types of repairs limited to the Rule 1 by the Association of American Railroads (AAR), the governing body of the rail industry. Repair capabilities range from wheel and axle replacements, truck work repairs, bottom outlet gate change outs, hatch cover renewals, or repairs to the car bodies and minor paint touch ups. Frontline can provide preventative maintenance programs for their customers as well as car cleaning, both dry & wet.


Frontline’s foundation is built on a high level of understanding hopper car designs and the various bottom outlet gates utilized within their customers’ fleets. Frontline takes pride in our fundamental approach and our customers depend on our skill set.


We have also provided quality assurance auditing for new car builds at National Steel Car. We have been the QA point team for over 3000 cars. As well, we have consulted at a variety of levels, and have conducted accident investigations to determine root causes of slow speed derailments. Frontline enjoys a steady flow of cars through our shop, along with regular mobile repairs. 


We utilize a leased billing system with capabilities allowing several different formats, including standard AAR, Dat 500, and a private custom format of our own based on NITL. 


We also maintain a comprehensive line of inventory that reduces out-of-service days to our customers, allowing for quick turnaround times.


About Us

Our Capabilities

Whether you need a major railcar repair, or just some simple maintenance Frontline has you covered, we offers all types of repairs limited to the Rule 1 by the Association of American Railroads (AAR), the governing body of the rail industry.  

Individualized Repair Options

We provide a full consultation to explain available options so that you can choose the service that’s right for your needs. We strive to meet your businesses needs and also to prevent potential problems in the future.