St. Thomas & Eastern Railway
The St. Thomas and Eastern Railway (STER) is a growing shortline operating in Oxford, Elgin and Norfolk
counties in southwestern Ontario. STER utilizes trackage historically known as the "Canada Air Line"
which was built by the Great Western Railway and opened on December 15, 1873.
Through interchange with Canadian National Railway (CN)
and Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), customers are connected to the vast North American railway network and market place.
STER commenced operations on the 9th of November, 1998.
The Trillium Cayuga Spur extends west from Delhi, ON to
New Sarum, ON, a distance of 33.6 miles. STER operates into St. Thomas from New Sarum via
trackage rights over CN.
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Total Weight on Rail
STER has a maximum total weight limit on rail of 263,000lb.
Transload and Distribution Facilities
STER Transload and Distribution Facilities
Rail car storage is available on STER. Please contact our administrative office at 905-835-2772 for more infomation.
CN - St. Thomas, ON. (STTHO) [FSAC 47450]
CP - Tillsonburg, ON. (TSNBG) [FSAC 03316]
STER provides service to customers on an as and when required basis.
Traffic is normally delivered to the interchanges the same or following day.
Trillium Railway is a terminal switch carrier. Our switch charges are included in the Class 1 rates to our stations.
Principle Commodities Handled
Fertilizers, rye, salt, ethanol, lubricating oil, forest products, pipe and chemicals.
Principle Customers Served
|Integrated Grain Processors Cooperative||Aylmer, ON|
|Cargill AgHorizons||Courtland, ON|
|Norfolk FS||Courtland, ON|
|Growmark Inc.||Delhi, ON|
|Future Transfer Co. Inc.||Tillsonburg, ON|
|International Beams||Tillsonburg, ON|
|Johnson Controls||Tillsonburg, ON (via OSR)|
|Kissner Group||Tillsonburg, ON (via OSR)|
|Wellmaster Pipe and Supply||Tillsonburg, ON (via OSR)|