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Unimin Sand Plant Rail Yard

Project Highlights 
  • Constructed seven yard tracks
  • Built nine new turnouts and two new crossovers
  • Installed a double-switch-point derail
  • Installed a 24-foot, four-board timber crossing
Track
Utica, Illinois
Customer 
Unimin
Business Unit 
RailWorks Track Services
Project Description 

RailWorks constructed 6,800 feet of new track, nine turnouts and two crossovers at Unimin's silica sand mine in Utica, Ill.

Project Scope 

During a four-month job in 2012, RailWorks constructed seven yard tracks totaling 6,800 feet connecting into the existing track, nine new turnouts and two new crossovers using new 115# rail materials.  Crews also installed a double-switch-point derail and a 24-foot, four-board timber crossing at the silica sand mining facility.