About Southern Railway of British Columbia
With over a century’s tradition of providing the best possible service, SRY is a major transporter of freight in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. Almost one-half of the traffic we handle originates or terminates on Annacis Island, where major automobile and forest product distribution facilities are located. SRY’s diverse customer base includes over 150 shippers of automobile, forest, building, agricultural, chemical, consumer and steel products.
SRY handles approximately 65,000 carloads annually and owns over 125 miles of track, of which 62 miles are mainline, and interchanges with four North American Class I railroads at six locations. SRY is market driven and customer oriented, and provides neutral shortline service. Combined with our long-haul partners: CN, BNSF, CPR and UP we have connections to all rail served destinations in North America.
In addition to maintaining a fleet of 29 locomotives, SRY’s locomotive and car shops provide repair services to both Canadian and U.S. customers. SRY provides specialty railcars to customers and currently has over 700 cars in its fleet. It is part of the Rail Link System of the Washington Companies.