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Ameren UE’s Labadie Power Plant

Ameren UE's west-facing turnout improves operating efficiencies at the plant.
Project Highlights 
  • Installed 16,500 feet of CWR
  • Installed 4 turnouts
  • Completed ahead of schedule despite material and delays and extreme weather
Track
Labadie, Missouri
Customer 
Ameren UE
Business Unit 
RailWorks Track Services
Project Description 

Ameren UE, Missouri’s largest electrical utility, opened a “West Facing Rail Turnout” at its plant outside of Labadie, MO, about 35 miles west of St. Louis. The rail spurs allows unit trains to deliver low-sulfur western coal to the 2,389-megawatt plant in a timely, more efficient manner than it had been able to before.

Project Scope 

RailWorks constructed the plant’s west-facing connecting tracks during the fourth quarter of 2006. Within the three-month work window, RailWorks installed tracks #1, #2, and #3, comprised of approximately 16,500 track feet of new 141# continuous welded rail on wood ties and 4 turnouts.

Unique Features 

RailWorks completed the project ahead of schedule despite rail and turnout material delays and a severe December snowstorm.

“The RailWorks team performed admirably, overcoming all obstacles to complete this project ahead of an already aggressive schedule. It was a privilege to work with RailWorks on this project and I will definitely be using them again in the future.”
Bryan E. Poetker
P.E. PMP General Executive
Coal Operations & Ash

Ameren Energy Fuels & Services