Great Western Railway is located in Southwest Saskatchewan and has been serving Saskatchewan business since its establishment in 2000. Locally owned, GWR owns and operates almost 400 miles of previous CP Rail track which includes the Shaunavon, Vanguard, Altawan and Notukeu Subdivisions, as well as our recently purchased Fife Lake Railway subdivision. GWR also operates and maintains another 72 miles of track along the Red Coat Road & Rail under an operating and maintenance agreement.
With over 40 siding locations, GWR services the most producer loading sites in Canada, as well as two crude oil transload and sand facilities for the energy sector. GWR interchanges with Canadian Pacific Railway via Assiniboia, Sk. Since its formation in 2000, GWR has been committed to supporting local communities, shippers, farmers, and industries of southern Saskatchewan.
Andrew Glastetter, General Manager would like to share an update on our efforts to help keep our company safe during the COVID-19 pandemic....
Wishing you and your loved ones Peace, Joy and Happiness as we approach the Holiday Season!
Holiday Hours for Great Western Railway & Great Western Commodities are as follows:
Dec 23-27th: Closed
Jan 1st: Closed
We will be resuming all normal train operations in the first week of January. ... MORE
Knowing the quality in your bin is key to getting the best price for
your grain. Great Western Commodities would like to invite producers
who want to shop with Great Western Railway to bring your samples to the
closest loading facility participating in the program, to have your
samples sent away for third party grading, free of charge. This is a
limited time offer, first come first serve and limited to 10 samples per
Admiral Grain (Admiral, SK)
Smith Seeds (Limerick, SK)
Southline Ag (Climax, SK)
Westland Agro (Lafleche, SK)
Adroit Overseas (Neville, SK)
Whitemud Trading (Frontier, SK)
White Water Coulee Cleaners (Bracken, SK)
Popular Hills (Rockglen, SK)
Canada Direct Processing (Woodrow, SK)
If you have any further questions, please contact Jennifer Norheim (306) 294-7232
On March 29, 2019, Great Western Railway acquired the Fife Lake Railway under a 100% share purchase agreement.
GWR has operated and maintained the FLR since its inception, under
operating agreements and more recently, a lease of the rail line.
Management and the board of the GWR has always seen the FLR as a very
good fit for our organization and upon completion of successful
negotiations over this past year, we are happy to announce that the
transfer of full ownership to the GWR organization is now complete.
We look forward to continue to work close with the communities along
the line, and we are excited to work on promoting the growth of railcar
shipments in this area to better serve farmers and industries along the
The Fife Lake Railway is situated over more than 60 miles from a
junction with the GWR line just west of Assiniboia south to Coronach,