Precision Railway Transportation


Lanyi Rail Solutions Ltd. is a railway consulting firm which supports Freight Rail and Transit Rail transportation related developments, including Rail Yards and Terminals, through the provision of senior railway engineering, value-added planning, design, and advisory services.

Through the application of Precision Railroading principles, our services are focused on the provision of predictable and reliable rail service. They are based on current and developing technologies focused on improved safety, higher efficiency, optimized capital and operating costs, and overall added value to our client’s clients. We provide a global perspective to the provision of railway transportation planning and design services based on, first fine tuning the operations, then the engineering.

We are results oriented with a strong appreciation for timely project initiation and phased development utilizing successful project execution strategies, while managing project development costs. We are committed to minimizing environmental footprints, carbon reduction, and collaborations with Railway agencies, Regulators and local Government agencies, First Nations, and other relevant stakeholders.


To promote safe, innovative, efficient, economical, and sustainable growth in the Freight Rail and Transit Rail Sectors through the provision of precision-based railroading principles and value-added project planning and development advisory services.


These core values are what my brand stand for. This is not a new identity; it is building on who I am and what I believe in. It will be what my clients perceive it to be and what value they tribute to it. My brand identity will be authentic and reflect reality. These core values will not waiver, they will validate what I stand for and how my clients can count on me. That’s how I will earn and maintain their trust, confidence, and respect. My clients and I will have shared core values.

Safety First – Outstanding Service – Quality – Value – Accountability – Competency – Professionalism – Respect – Integrity – Honesty – Trust – Loyalty – Relationships – Continuing Development

Lanyi Rail Solutions Ltd.

Permits to Practice
  • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta
    Permit to Practice No. P15193
  • Engineers & Geoscientists British Columbia
    Permit No. 1001229
  • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan
    Certificate of Authorization No. 55348
  • Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario
    Certificate of Authorization No. 100605028

Richard S. Lanyi, P.Eng.; FCSCE

President and Senior Railway Engineer.

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Professional Engineering Registrations
  • Professional Engineer #25484, Engineers & Geoscientists British Columbia
  • Professional Engineer #24208, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan
  • Professional Engineer #100166054, Professional Engineers Ontario
  • Registered Member #38561, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta
Professional Memberships
  • Member, American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA)
  • Secretary, AREMA Committee 16 – Economics of Railway Engineering and Operations; Chair of Railway Operating Principles Subcommittee
  • Fellow, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering
  • Associate Member of the Railway Association of Canada
  • Chartered Member, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, North American Branch


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  • Juno Supply Services – Intermodal Container Terminal Specialist
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  • Dennis O’Leary – Terrain Mapping Specialist
  • CromWorks Enterprises Inc. – Project Management and Coordination


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East Central Alberta Shortline Feasibility Study

Special Areas and Oyen Development Corp., Oyen Regional Rail Company Inc., and the Canada Infrastructure Bank have collaborated to advance a preliminary technical and economic feasibility study to investigate the development of a short line rail system in east central Alberta which can provide access for land locked resources to domestic and global markets utilizing portions, or all of, CN’s previously abandoned Oyen, Drumheller, and Stettler Subdivisions. Two routes were identified. Route 1 would re-establish a previously abandoned economic corridor directly connecting Saskatoon and Calgary. Route 2 would connect Oyen to Camrose providing access to CN’s mainline in Edmonton.

Richard Lanyi, through a contracting agreement with Stantec Consulting Ltd., provided senior railway technical advisor services to the overall team, developed Shortline railway operating plans for each route including requirements for interchanges with CN, sidings, and transload facilities; assessed line capacity for Shortline manifest service and potential CN intermodal service; and assisted with the development of rail revenue models and carload estimates.

East Central Alberta Shortline Rail | Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) (

Arlington Street Bridge Rehabilitation Feasibility Study and Preliminary Design

Arlington Street Bridge, in central Winnipeg, was opened to traffic in 1912. It is 612 meters long and is comprised of 37 spans, many of which span all 36 tracks of CPKC’s main classification yard. Tetra Tech Canada was retained by the City of Winnipeg to complete the Arlington Street Bridge Rehabilitation Feasibility Study (25 year life extension) and Preliminary Design. This project involves a detailed visual inspection and load rating of the Arlington Street Bridge, development and assessment of bridge rehabilitation options, and preliminary design of a preferred rehabilitation concept.

Lanyi Rail Solutions have been engaged to provide inputs into potential rehabilitation options and constructability issues related to work within an active rail yard. They are also responsible for liaison with CPKC Engineering and Operations teams.

Results of the detailed inspection and load rating confirmed that the bridge was in poor condition and no longer safe to carry vehicular and pedestrian traffic without structural repairs. As such, the bridge has been closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic pending bridge replacement option assessment and completion of short term repairs.

Arlington Bridge: A long history of promise and disappointment | CBC News

2023 Crude By Rail Conference

Richard Lanyi presented a paper entitled “Optimizing Terminal Rail Operations Through the Lens of Precision Railroading”. A copy of the paper and presentation are available through the links below.

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Camino Multi-Modal Rail Terminal

Lanyi Rail Solutions has completed the conceptual design and operating plans for the Camino Multi-Modal Rail Terminal for Avenue 31 Capital Inc. in Long Sault, Ontario. Their mission is to become the preferred way for global companies to move their goods throughout North America in the safest, most efficient, and sustainable and reliable manner possible through the development of a network of “inland ports”, this being the first one.

This Multi-Modal Rail Terminal includes Intermodal and Carload rail transloading service, hook and haul staging of CN inbound and outbound trains, as well as Railcar Storage. Project deliverables included rail yard capacity and production estimates, operating plans, a framework for regulatory approvals, and recommendations for future expansion.

Long Sault Logistics Village — Camino Logistics Village Services (

Vancouver and Fraser Port Authority’s (VFPA) Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Update

Richard Lanyi, through a contracting agreement with Stantec Consulting Ltd., is fulfilling the role of Rail Lead for Vancouver and Fraser Port Authority’s (VFPA) Roberts Bank Terminal 2 container terminal project in Vancouver. The new terminal is being designed to handle 2.4 million TEU’s of traffic annually. Richard is providing railway engineering and operations planning support as part of VFPA’s Owners Engineer Team, led by Moffatt and Nichol and Stantec. For the latest project developments, see the link below.

      Reconciliation Education - Certificate of Completion
      Richard Lanyi completed this Indigenous awareness training course entitled “The Four Seasons of Reconciliation” provided by the First Nations University of Canada, and sponsored by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan. Learning modules include:
      • Economic Reconciliation
      • Colonial Lens
      • Pre-Contact
      • Treaties
      • Residential Schools
      • UNDRIP
      • Indigenous Relations
      • Reconciliation
      • Restitution
      Canadian & Cold Regions Conference
      Richard Lanyi presented a paper entitled “Development of Railway Terminals Within the Context of Precision Scheduled Railroading Principles”.
      A copy of the paper and presentation are available through the links below.