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Structural Modifications and Repair

Canadian Railway Services has specific knowledge in car body structural repair and modification. Trains are subject to wear from corrosion, rust, and standard use over time. CRWS has the expertise to design structural repairs for all types of damage and new projects. No issue is too big or too small and every issue has a solution based on your requirements. At times it is necessary to retrofit cars with newly designed or standard equipment and other times with simple modifications we can repair your existing equipment. Canadian Railway services Inc. has extensive experience with modifying car body structures to install, retrofitting to meet safety regulations and with new and old systems as well as install or remove heavy equipment items.

All designs are backed by proper engineering analysis using classical engineering approaches as well as modern Finite Element Analysis (FEA) design software. Complete or abridged reports are provided upon request.

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Equipment Attachment

The design of all equipment, structures and attachments must ensure safety, reliability, and efficiency. The design must also fundamentally meet all applicable regulations and laws that govern train transport safety standards and requirements. Canadian Railway Services can ensure that all factors are studied, implemented and all requirements are then actualized.

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CRWS specializes design services in the rail industry. We use state of the art software to capture our client’s needs, transforming them into a 3D space with production and deliverance of precise construction and installation drawings and services. This allows for dynamic designs that can adapt rapidly, reaching higher achieved results more rapidly. CRWS uses software such as, but not limited to: Solidworks, Autocad and Fusion 360 among many others to assist in your drafting and design projects.

CRWS offers modification services for existing designs and repurposing existing equipment.

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Rolling Stock Inspection

CRWS offers on site services that oversee the inspection of car body structures, interior design, and entire fleets. Based on the analysis findings and results of the inspections, our recommendations will be made to assist in life cycle management, car aging studies, safety assessments and additional inspired new age design services for higher performances. Strong and well-structured equipment and maintenance with life cycle plans is another importance for ensuring fleet longevity, safety, and company growth.

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Workshop Consultation

CRWS has very strong and well-educated knowledge of workshop best practices, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, tooling, heavy equipment maintenance, jigs, fixtures, interior and exterior amongst many more. Site audit procedures will identify areas where improvements of process, procedures, tooling, and other methods can also be improved. Our dedication overall efficiency, safety, and profitability of any shop and project is our standard commitment.

CRWS offers modification services for existing equipment, new sustainable designs, and repurposing.

Integrated Systems


Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) are all controlled to ensure passenger comfort. Our HVAC engineers and specialists can optimize your current system or design a new one. As part of our design program, CRWS offers a complete computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis.


In today’s world, electronics are the lifeblood of all systems and play a key role in the optimal functioning of products. CRWS electrical engineers are constantly updated with the latest trends and technologies to design efficient and cost-effective solutions. Electronics is the heart and nervous system of any finished product, and our experts are equipped to ensure efficient and cost-effective solutions.


Plumbing is a critical component of rolling stock systems, involving a wide range of connections and piping to consider. At CRWS, our specialists understand the importance of maintaining and servicing these systems. Our experts are skilled in fuel, water, waste and air systems, which connect tanks and reservoirs. We offer solutions for existing systems as well as complete design of new systems.

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